DNR estimates surge in wolf population in Minnesota

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DNR wildlife scientist John Erb said deer numbers in that part of the state have increased by 22 percent, the result of recent “mild winters and conservative hunting seasons the last few years.” Deer are especially vulnerable to deep snow, which hampers their ability to feed and escape predators, and which severely curtailed their population after the harsh winters of 2013 and 2014.

But the DNR also found that packs were somewhat larger and their territories somewhat smaller, an indication of their higher density in Minnesota’s forests.<<<Read More>>>