Funding restored to trap wolves who attack livestock

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Funding has been restored to trap gray wolves in Minnesota who prey on livestock. The funding ran out for about a week before the U.S. Department of Agriculture said last week it would provide funding for the rest of the year and also match the $110,000 again next year that’s also provided […]

Northern Minnesota hunter has harrowing encounter with pack of wolves

ISABELLA, Minn. — Justin Bailey of Keewatin was hunting ruffed grouse near Isabella on Tuesday morning when a wolf chased his hunting dog out of the woods. “He was coming at me 100 miles per hour, and right behind him was a wolf, biting at his heels,” said Bailey, 33. “They probably passed five or […]

DNR estimates surge in wolf population in Minnesota

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 […]

Wolves on the prowl

Minnesota is home to the largest population of wolves in the lower 48 states. In 2016, a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources study estimated the population at 2,300 wolves. Compared to neighboring states like Wisconsin and Michigan, each with about 750 wolves, Minnesota reigns as the home to the most wolves this side of Canada […]

DNR researcher talks wolves and their impact on Minnesota moose

One in every three Minnesota moose calves born in 2016 was likely killed by either a bear or wolf, according to Glenn DelGiudice, the DNR’s moose project leader in the research unit. This scenario, combined with issues of poor nutrition for adult moose during Minnesota winters, will likely make it difficult for the overall moose […]

Parasites, infections, wolves taking toll on Minnesota moose

“Meanwhile, only one in three moose calves born in spring 2016 made it through to the January aerial survey, he said. Most are being killed in their first few weeks by wolves and bear. That poor calf survival will make it “very difficult” for the state moose population to begin any rebound, DelGiudice said.”<<<Read More>>>

Wildlife officials kill nearly 200 Minnesota wolves in 2016

Wolf Education International (WEI) statement about the controversies of the existence of wolves: Wolves are the fulcrum of endless political and cultural disputes that are especially present in 21st century globalization, pitting large groups against each other. Wolf advocates accuse wolf protesters of wanting to kill every wolf. Conversely, wolf protesters accuse wolf advocates of […]

No Kudos From Here

By James Beers The following article from a Northern Minnesota newspaper describes a 40-year US Fish and Wildlife Service (retired) Wolf Biologist admitting that wolves in Minnesota have indeed decimated the Minnesota moose population and that, undoubtedly, any attempt to increase moose numbers in Minnesota would be akin to introducing impalas into a lion cage […]

2 GOP northern Wisconsin legislators plan summit on wolves

Two Republican lawmakers from northern Wisconsin said Monday they would convene a Great Lakes wolf summit this fall involving public officials, scientists and citizens from Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan to push for state management of wolves. Source: 2 GOP northern Wisconsin legislators plan summit on wolves

Wolf delisting passes U.S. House

Wyoming’s governor supports an amendment that passed the U.S. House on Friday to restore wolf management duties in Wyoming and three other states. Wyoming wildlife regulators say they’re ready should the bill survive the U.S. Senate and get signed into law. The amendment would also halt future judicial review of federal wolf protections in the […]