Wolves on the prowl

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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 by a long shot.

A burgeoning wolf population

As federal protection has helped rebound the once nearly extirpated canine, wolves continue to expand their range in Minnesota, reclaiming much of the territory they held before European settlement.<<<Read More>>>