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IDFG: State Wolf Population Above Federal Recovery Levels

posted Mar 31, 2015, 4:03 PM by chloe owens

1/29/15, Idaho Department of Fish and Game,

IDFG: State wolf population above federal recovery levels

…Monitoring efforts in 2013 documented 659 wolves in 107 packs, and no dramatic changes are expected for the 2014 report. These numbers and supporting data suggest the wolf population has decreased and the number of wolves in documented packs has decreased. Wolf-related depredations have also decreased resulting in the lowest number recorded since 2008…In addition to elk, predators seek out white-tailed deer, moose, sheep and beaver. Combinations of predator species also vary across the state among wolves, bears and lions, affecting deer and elk in different ways. Predation limitations were identified as high in four zones, moderate in seven zones and low in 18 zones.