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To save livestock, researchers keep an eye on wolves in Wisconsin

To save livestock, researchers keep an eye on wolves in Wisconsin

Here is a great article about the wolves in Wisconsin that I thought would be good to share…
Back in the 1970’s, there were no wolves in the state of Wisconsin. A bounty on the animals had lead to years of hunting that pushed the remaining wolves out of the state. This was bad news for wolves but good news for the livestock managers who had to compete with wolves for their livelihoods.

Today, federal protections have made it possible for wolves to trickle back into Wisconsin from neighboring Minnesota. According the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the gray wolves (also called timber wolves) numbered around 700 in 2010.

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