New data shows Wisconsin's wolf population is approaching 1,000 animals.

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Monitoring figures from the Department of Natural Resources show between 925 and 952 wolves roam the state. That's up from last year’s record high of 866 to 897, the current population could be higher. Volunteer trackers counted wolves during the winter, when the population reaches its lowest point before pups are born.

Online DNR records show that so far, this year there's been 15 confirmed wolf attacks on livestock and one confirmed attack on a hunting dog. The state has paid out over $190,000 in wolf damage compensation so far, this year. It paid out over $200,000 in 2016.

To learn more visit the DNR's website found here .

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