Hunting Wolves

Gray Wolf Harvest in Idaho

Ausband et al

Heavily hunted wolves have higher stress and reproductive steroids than wolves with lower hunting pressure

Bryan et al 2014

Effects of Hunting on Cougar Complaints and Livestock Depredation

The hunting of cougar caused depredations to increase
Peebles et al

Effects of Wolf Mortality on Livestock Depredations

Washington State University researchers have found that it is counter-productive to kill wolves to keep them from preying on livestock. Shooting and trapping lead to more dead sheep and cattle the following year, not fewer.
Wielgus et al

Meta-Analysis of Relationships between Human Offtake, Total Mortality and Population Dynamics of Gray Wolves

Hunting affects wolves more strongly than expected
Creel et al

Hunters as Stewards of Wolves?

Hunters of wolves showed little inclination to conserve wolves
Treves et al

Protection from harvesting restores the natural social structure of eastern wolf packs

November 25, 2009

Wolf Paw Print