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A lesson to be learned in Lolo [wolves and elk] January 29, 2011 Idaho

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A lesson to be learned in Lolo [wolves and elk] January 29, 2011 Idaho, Lewiston Sun Journal

In 1989, according to Idaho wildlife officials, there was an elk population of 17,000. Biologist David Cadwallader, who manages wildlife for the Lolo region, estimates today's elk population at just 2,200. The elk numbers began to decline not long after U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service introduced wolves to Lolo. "It's very apparent that wolves are having a major impact on elk survival in the Lolo Zone," ... 

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