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DNR estimates Wis. wolf population up about 13%

DNR estimates Wis. wolf population up about 13% Photo: WDIO, File

Updated: September 17, 2020 03:42 PM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin wildlife officials estimate the number of wolves in the state has increased by about 13% from last year.

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The state Department of Natural Resources said Thursday that surveys put the overwinter population between 1,034 to 1,057 wolves. The 2018-19 estimate was 914 to 978 wolves.

The number of packs detected increased from 243 to 256.

The agency believes that based on modeling the actual wolf population is 1,195 wolves. 

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