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Considerations for developing wolf harvesting regulations in the contiguous United States

March 1, 2019

As gray wolves (Canis lupus) are removed from the federal Endangered Species List, management reverts to the states. Eventually most states will probably allow public wolf harvesting. Open seasons between about 1 November and 1 March accord more with basic wolf biology than during other times. Managers who consider wolf biology and public sensitivities, adapt public-taking regulations accordingly, and adjust harvest regulations as they learn will be best able to maximize the recreational value of wolf harvesting, minimize public animosity toward it, and meet their harvest objectives.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2010
Title Considerations for developing wolf harvesting regulations in the contiguous United States
DOI 10.1111/j.1937-2817.2010.tb01268.x
Authors L. David Mech
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Journal of Wildlife Management
Series Number
Index ID 70037808
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center