New data shows Wisconsin’s wolf population has risen by six percent. The figures from Wisconsin D-N-R monitoring show between 925 and 952 wolves roam the state. That’s up from the then-record count of 866 to 897 wolves last winter. The current population could be higher. Volunteer trackers counted wolves during the winter, when the population reaches its lowest point before pups are born. D-N-R 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 196-thousand dollars in wolf damage compensation so far this year. It paid out over 200-thousand dollars over all of 2016.