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Isle Royale 2022 Wolf Moose Report

Over the past year, fieldwork resumed at pre-pandemic levels. In February 2022, the wolf population was likely comprised of 28 wolves. This is an increase from the next most recent estimate of 12-14 wolves, made 24 months earlier in March … read more

2020-2021 Greater Voyageurs Ecosystem Wolf Pack and Population Size Report

Winter 2020-2021 was the most successful winter monitoring effort to date in the Greater Voyageurs Ecosystem (GVE) in terms of the number of packs studied and the number of independent observations of each pack (Fig. 1). In total, we estimated … read more

The February 2021 Wisconsin Wolf Hunt: A Preliminary Assessment

Wisconsin held a February wolf hunt. It wasn’t a hunt, it was a slaughter. The Wisconsin DNR hid behind the shield of the lawsuit and the agency continues to hide behind Act 169 which mandates a wolf hunting/trapping season, including … read more

The facts about wolves in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

There is no scientific or biological justification to hunt or trap wolves for sport. In 2016, legislators ignored scientific evidence and the will of Michigan voters to pass a law authorizing a trophy hunting and commercial trapping season on our … read more

Wolves and the Isle Royale Environment: Restoring an Island Ecosystem

The National Park Service made a determination to augment the number of gray wolves (Canis lupus) on Isle Royale National Park to restore this apex carnivore and predator-prey relations. This report summarizes project results from September 2018 to April 2020. … read more

Group Formation of New Isle Royale Wolves Leads to Territorial Aggression

GPS collar data shows three wolves, 1 female and 2 males, have been traveling, feeding, and bedding together since March, 2019 (W001F, W007M, and W013M). This is the first wolf group to form and remain associated since introduction efforts began… … read more

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