Funding restored to trap wolves who attack livestock

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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 by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for the wolf control program.

Officials don’t know why the number of wolves attacking livestock has climbed this year, but it could be because a recent DNR survey found the federally protected wolf population has climbed 25 percent in one year to an estimated 2,900 in Minnesota as of last winter.<<<Read More>>>