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Scientists: Vital Information Missing from DNR’s Wolf Slaughter Statistics

posted Oct 6, 2014, 8:31 PM by chloe owens

9/14/14, by Todd Richmond, Wisconsin Gazette

Scientists: Vital information missing from DNR’s wolf slaughter statistics

Scientists warned federal wildlife officials that Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources produced a flawed wolf population estimate for the 18 months after January 2012, when federal officials removed the animals from the endangered species list…Missing from the report was data on how many radio-collared wolves disappeared, the dates of deaths of radio-collared animals that were recovered and an acknowledgment that poaching could have affected the population, the scientists said.  The DNR under-reported wolf mortality at 28.22 percent…