Status of the wolf in Michigan, 1973

American Midland Naturalist
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Wolf (Canis lupus) numbers in Michigan's Upper Peninsula declined from an estimated 45-50 animals in the mid-1950s to near extinction in 1973, probably because of overharvesting through the bounty system. Sporadic breeding and occasional immigration of wolves from Ontario and Minnesota are postulated to be the factors tending to maintain the present population at the level of perhaps six individuals, with illegal shooting and incidental capture by coyote bounty trappers apparently suppressing it.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Status of the wolf in Michigan, 1973
Series title American Midland Naturalist
Volume 94
Issue 1
Year Published 1975
Language English
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 226-232
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title American Midland Naturalist
First page 226
Last page 232
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