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Timber Wolves

posted Mar 19, 2013, 2:30 PM by Jon Anderson
The gray wolf (timber wolf) has long been of special interest to our chapter, which fought for the removal of Minnesota's wolf bounty way back in the 1960's. An interesting dilemma concerning protection and management of the wolf is that it has been far easier to re-establish their populations than it has been to manage their very successful recovery. The attached article by L. David Mech was published in the Spring 2013 issue of the Wildlife Professional. It is an excellent summary of the history and challenges of the wolf's recovery in MN and the western US. It is likely that our chapter will continue to be involved in this issue in the future. Mech has done much of his ground breaking research on wolves in Minnesota and has often testified before our state legislature and the U.S Congress on wolf biology and management.
Jon Anderson,
Mar 19, 2013, 2:30 PM