Minnesota's wolves are a conservation success story November 25, 2012

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Minnesota's wolves are a conservation success storyNovember 25, 2012 Duluth News Tribune
... Minnesota’s wolf population was estimated in 2008 at between 2,200 and 3,500. Research indicates wolves eat 15 to 19 adult-sized deer yearly, and with about 3,000 wolves, that would be 45,000 to 57,000 deer. An estimated 450,000 deer populate the state’s forested wolf range, meaning wolves are killing 10 percent to 13 percent. Hunters kill about 100,000 deer in that same region. Despite high wolf numbers, hunters have harvested record numbers of deer since 2003, five times exceeding 250,000...

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