Study Shows Wolves Directly Impact Minnesota Moose Numbers

Moose populations in far northeastern Minnesota have been taking it on the chin in recent years. At one time a trip to the Boundary Waters Wilderness and surrounding Superior National Forest regularly resulted in close encounters with the largest member of the deer family—but no more. A sighting of this iconic animal of the Northwoods […]

Wolves Continue Killing Cattle In Northwest Minnesota

Video: Wolves continue to kill livestock in northwest Minnesota

KITTSON COUNTY, MINN. (KFGO) – The wolf problem in one of Minnesota’s northern-most counties shows no sign of going away. Kittson County Sheriff Steve Porter calls it “a bad situation.” He says last year there were 21 confirmed cases of calves killed by wolves. 15 other “kills” went unreported by ranchers who were probably unaware […]

Grants available to keep wolves away from livestock

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Minnesota congressman’s effort de-list wolves stuck in Congress

U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson says he has the votes on the House floor to pass a bill removing federal protection for gray wolves across the Great Lakes region. He just can’t get the bill to the floor. His bill — with co-sponsors from both parties across the wolf range in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan — […]

Wolves Kill 154 Cows In Just One Northwest Minnesota County

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 […]