A dog’s life is changing. In times past, a stray only had to evade the local wildlife police to survive. Now, the introduction of wolves and the explosion of the coyote population makes the outdoors a dangerous place for man’s best friend.

Since large predators hunt in packs, dogs have little chance against them — especially hunting dogs, which travel in rural or mountainous terrain.

As the above graphic displays, the results are tragic for the dog and it’s owner. This Ammoland story relays the morbid details.

On August 23 2014, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a seven-year-old Plott hound and injured three two-year-old Plott hounds and a six-year-old Plott hound during the same training incident.

The attack occurred in the Town of Fence, Florence County. Wisconsin Department Of Natural Resources has issued wolf caution area shown on the map below and is comprised of a four-mile buffer around the “depredation site,” aka dog kill site. “The reintroduced wolves have no fear of man or dogs. We protested when the state introduced these wolves in Florence County, but did WDNR listen, no. Someone will be killed and then it will all be on the ‘save the wolf groups’ that insisted we live with these killers” said county resident Adler Barns.

Tell us what you think in the comments section below.

Photo (top): Huffington Post

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Joe Byers has more than 1,000 magazine articles in print and is currently a field editor with Whitetail Journal, Predator Xtreme, Whitetails Unlimited, Crossbow Revolution, and African Hunting Journal magazines. He’s spent the last three decades depicting the thrill of the chase and photographing the majesty of all things wild. Byers is a member of the Professional Outdoor Media Association and numerous other professional and conservation organizations.


  1. Let them invade my territory. I protect me and mine, and that includes my little dog. I walk her outside and around my property armed with my gun when we venture outside. Charge me, I dare you. I will have the government strung up in red tape so long, they will go bankrupt attempting to try and fight me on that one. Trust!

  2. They need to get some control on this issue. No judge should have the right to destroy the livelihoods of so many people.

  3. Wolves provide a very crucial part of the food chain, but left unchecked by more powerful predator they are destructive. If the save the wolves group truly care about their beloved species then they will press for a hunting season. I personally like wolves from a distance (being that I live in waukesha county). That being said I want nothing to do with a large pack that could and will attack for no more reason than territorial response to another canine. I’m shooting them if they get too close.

  4. I live in Canada in the boreal forest and have a wolf pack whose territory our property is in. In my 50 years we have NEVER had a problem with wolves. Like lions in Africa wolves will not tolerate other members of closely related species ie dogs. Keep your dogs inside. By the way, I have been within 10 metres of a wolf who would look me over and keep going. They DO NOT attack people. You Americans should do your research from reputable peer reviewed sources.

  5. Can thank the tree hugers for banning wolf hunting. So in that they are killing off all the big game( deer/elk.). So now they are low on food and coming closer to towns. Its not rocket science. Hunters help keep everything in balance. If a population is low in one area they bann hunting in that area till it gets better. If its cazy high then they have hunters help control it. And with wolves and coyotees they put bounties on them or otherwise this will happen.