Getting real numbers is critical to wildlife conservation efforts

July 19, 2013 at 7:31 am in Lake County News-Chronicle

Last fall at the beginning of the wolf hunting season, the DNR claimed a wolf population of 3,000. Since 413 were killed during hunting season this would leave a population of 2587. The DNR claims a present population of only 2211. What happened to the other 376 wolves? Wolves had a very good winter. Also, what happened to the pups born this spring which would bring the total present wolf population well over 3500. This is using a very conservative estimate on the number of pups born this spring. Continue Reading