DNR official says predator population in Wisconsin at all-time high November 4, 2011

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"There are more predators now than ever," Wydeven, the DNR's chief wolf biologist, told The Lakeland Times in a recent interview... Harvest estimates would put the number of coyotes in Wisconsin at between 40,000 and 50,000, ... As for wolves, ... about 1,000 for this time of year. ... Jonathan G. Way of Eastern Coyote Research in Osterville, Mass.,... eastern coyotes to contain DNA from both western coyotes and eastern wolves, consistent with a hybrid origin from the two species. There was no evidence of either domestic dog or gray wolf DNA in the animals.

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