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Wolf population in the Central Superior National Forest, 1967-1985

June 9, 2009

Aerial radio-tracking and observation showed total number of wolves per year in 2,060-km2 area varied from 35 to 87 in winter and from 30 to 78 in spring and generally declined because of a decreasing deer herd. Since winter 1977-1978, the population has remained relatively stable because an increasing proportion of it has switched to preying on moose. The number of wolves preying on deer has continued to decline.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1986
Title Wolf population in the Central Superior National Forest, 1967-1985
DOI
Authors L. D. Mech
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype Federal Government Series
Series Title Research Paper
Series Number NC-270
Index ID 5230161
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center