Minnesota's wolf population down but still healthy July 9, 2013

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Minnesota's wolf population down but still healthy July 9, 2013 Duluth News Tribune
.. The 2012-13 winter survey estimated a range of 1,652 to 2,641 wolves, compared to the 2007-08 estimate of 2,200 to 3,500 wolves roaming over about 30,000 square miles across the northern one-third of Minnesota...


Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials Jul 15, 2013, Lexington Herald Leader
... the state Department of Natural Resources now estimates the wolf population to be 2,211, down about 710 from the DNR's last count done in 2008... . The survey was conducted after the hunt, in which about 400 wolves were harvested. Plus, during 2012-13, more wolves had to be removed because of livestock depredation...



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