Wolf, entangled in snare, shot in Duluth February 12, 2018 Minnesota

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Wolf, entangled in snare, shot in Duluth February 12, 2018 Minnesota, Duluth News Tribune
... DNR said its annual survey showed an estimated 2,856 wolves spread among 500 packs, up from 2,278 wolves in 438 packs in the 2015-2016 survey. Wolf numbers had remained stable or declined some for several years before last year's jump, including after state hunting and trapping seasons were allowed from 2012 to 2014..,

... "The federal recovery plan for the gray wolf identified a recovered population number of 1,251 to 1,400 wolves," Engwall said. "DNR's winter wolf population survey in 2016-17 estimated the population to be approximately 2,856 ... The wolf has recovered, and management should be returned to the state." ... the wolf population isn't the limiting factor for deer numbers, DNR officials say..,

Minnesota's wolf population remains stable September 24, 2018 Valley News Live
... Minnesota’s wolf population estimate was 2,655 wolves and 465 wolf packs during the winter of 2017-2018 within Minnesota’s wolf range, an estimate that is statistically unchanged from the previous winter ...

Minnesota wolf population remains stable September 30, 2018 Grand Forks Herald
... Minnesota had an estimated wolf population of 2,655 wolves and 465 wolf packs during the winter of 2017-2018 within the state's wolf range ... statistically unchanged from the previous winter's estimate of approximately 2,856 wolves and 500 wolf packs..,

A return to wolf hunting in Minnesota? March 13, 2019 Minneapolis Star Tribune
... Dan Stark, DNR large carnivore specialist, said Minnesota’s wolf population has been stable for many years, edging up when deer are abundant in northern forests and down when there’s fewer whitetails to prey upon. The most recent survey, conducted last winter, estimated 2,655 wolves in the state ... 

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