With the recent rule change allowing for the hunting of coyotes statewide during the gun deer season, combined with the ongoing wolf hunt, the Department of Natural Resources has developed a new resource to help hunters identify and be sure of their target before shooting.

A new online species identification slide show highlights the sometimes difficult to distinguish features of a wolf versus a coyote in Wisconsin. The brief slide show focuses on the differences in size, head and snout shape, ears, color, and tracks of the two animals.

For more information on the wolf hunt and to view the slideshow, visit dnr.wi.gov and search keyword “wolf.”

Logo courtesy Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

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