You have to get north of Merrill to get into good Hare populations. Every where north of Merrill has wolves. They are every where in the northern 1/3 of the state. I haven't had any problems with wolves attacking my dogs, but it is always a possibility when running up here. Other people have had thier hunting dogs killed by wolves. It's to bad, but it is a risk that you must be willing to take to hunt in northern Wisconsin. I know of people who have quit hunting because of them. If your going to hunt up here I would suggest to, have your dogs deer broke, keep them hunting close, make alot of noise, put bells or beepers on your dogs, and always carry a gun.