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Causes of wolf depredation increase in Minnesota from 1979-1998

Wildlife Society Bulletin

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Abstract

Wolf ( Canis lupus) depredations on livestock in Minnesota have been increasing over the last 20 years. This study concluded that besides wolf range expansion, both wolf colonization of new areas within long-existing range, and learning by wolves in established Minnesota range contributed to wolf depredation increase. The proportion of depredations occurring due to wolf range expansion increased from 20% in 1989 to 48% in 1998.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Causes of wolf depredation increase in Minnesota from 1979-1998
Series title:
Wildlife Society Bulletin
Volume
33
Year Published:
2005
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contributing office(s):
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Description:
p. 888-896
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Wildlife Society Bulletin
First page:
888
Last page:
896
Number of Pages:
9