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

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 5:09 pm
by Koa
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

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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