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Biologist tells story of one wolf he tracked for years in northern Wisconsin

Animal No. 475 a controversial tale of survival

2:25 AM, Apr. 8, 2013
Adrian Wydeven, DNR biologist, measures a track in the Chequamegon National Forest near Clam Lake. Wydeven has helped run the agency's wolf recovery program for the past two decades.
Adrian Wydeven, DNR biologist, measures a track in the Chequamegon National Forest near Clam Lake. Wydeven has helped run the agency's wolf recovery program for the past two decades.
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As Adrian Wydeven drove the snowy wilds of the Chequamegon National Forest, keeping an eye out the truck window for signs of wolves, his thoughts returned again and again to one old wolf, different from any he had ever encountered, and that for years made these remote forests and swamps her home.

An ecologist and conservation biologist with the state Department of Natural Resources, Wydeven has helped run the agency's wolf recovery program for the past two decades. He spends his days tracking wolves, trapping and radio-collaring them, howling on summer nights for them. He traipses ...

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