Gray Wolves California: Wolves Are Back In California After Nearly 100 Years, What Brought Them Back? August 21, 2015

California Deer Population, Management News and Information Archive

... Prior to 1920, ranchers and hunters made it very difficult for the gray wolves to survive in California. Because they were a danger to livestock, ranchers would place bounties on the wolves. Hunters in the area also damaged the wolves’ feeding patterns by hunting so many deer that the wolves found it difficult to find enough food to survive ...

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