DNR studies wolf behavior as hunting season approaches October 19, 2012 Minnesota

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DNR studies wolf behavior as hunting season approaches October 19, 2012 Minnesota, Minnesota Public Radio
"I believe that we have a higher density of wolves, at least in northern Minnesota where they are now, than we maybe ever had historically," DNR wolf research biologist John Erb said. "And the reason is because of the higher abundance of deer, which wasn't here, or didn't exist 100 years ago. The forests were different. While there were moose and in some places caribou... the amount of meat per square mile was probably lower." ... the summer population in Minnesota can be as high as 5,000 wolves. But not all of those wolves will survive...

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