Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Wyo. wolf numbers up 25%

Wyoming wolves are expanding into new territory, and state population levels are now higher than at any time since the large carnivore was reintroduced to the ecosystem in the mid-1990s. Annual monitoring reports released this month show that a minimum of 382 lobos inhabited the Equality State at the end of 2015, a 25 percent increase since the last full year Wyoming managed and hunted the species. The majority of the new wolves are establishing on the fringes of their range in the state’s western mountains, Wyoming Game and Fish Department carnivore biologist Ken Mills said...more

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