Oregon wildlife managers eye impact of wolves on Idaho elk ranks February 28, 2012 Oregon

Oregon Deer Population and Management News Archive

Oregon wildlife managers eye impact of wolves on Idaho elk ranks February 28, 2012 Oregon LegrandeObserver.com

Gray wolves have played a dramatic role in a 20 percent reduction of Idaho’s elk herds over the past 15 years ... Habitat changes and heavy feeding by bears and cougars spurred the elk decline before wolves came on the scene, but state and federal wildlife research now links the continued drop in some areas to the increased activity of wolves, said Craig White, an Idaho Department of Fish and Game biologist ... Among Idaho’s 29 elk management zones, wolves are the primary cause of mortality in the hardest-hit herds ...


These articles have been reviewed for relevance and content.  Some links to the original article may no longer be active.

Related News and Information