Wyoming wolves see lowest numbers in seven years due to mortality, disease

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Wyoming wolves see lowest numbers in seven years due to mortality, disease

Post by Koa » Thu May 16, 2019 5:09 pm

By design, wolf counts shrink
Hunting, fewer pups and disease worked together to nudge the region’s population downward, biologist says.
By Mike Koshmrl, April 17, 2019
JACKSON HOLE NEWS & GUIDE


A dearth of wolves in places like the Gros Ventre River valley this winter was not an anomaly, as wildlife managers are reporting reduced numbers throughout wolf range in the state.

The overall Wyoming wolf population, estimated at 286 as the calendar turned to 2019, was down 61 animals from a year ago. That’s the fewest animals counted since the Wyoming Game and Fish Department took over management and initiated hunting seven years ago.
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Re: Wyoming wolves see lowest numbers in seven years due to mortality, disease

Post by GoldenBeauty » Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:59 pm

:shock:. What was different this year? An outbreak got the best of them? High population= more fights? That is so odd. And the harvesting should be controlled more imo. I love wolves and I hope their numbers rise again quickly! Hopefully it's just a fluke.
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