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Trumpeter Swan Killed by Gray Wolf in Minnesota

Canis lupus (Gray Wolf) have been suspected as natural predators of Cygnus buccinator (Trumpeter Swan), but detailed descriptions of such predation events are lacking from the peer-reviewed literature. Herein, we document a Trumpeter Swan that was killed by a Gray … read more

Estimating Biomass of Berries Consumed by Gray Wolves

Gray wolves (Canis lupus) consume berries and other wild fruits seasonally when available or abundant. However, a method to convert percent frequency of occurrence or percent volume of berries in wolf scats to percent biomass has not yet been developed. … read more

Trophy Hunting Debate

The document linked below is three documents in one: a publication, a rebuttal, and a response.

Predator Control Needs a Standard of Unbiased Randomized Experiments With Cross-Over Design

Despite over 20 years of searching for answers about predator control, the policy intervention of killing predators that threaten domestic animals has not been subjected to unbiased randomized experimental tests of effectiveness.   Rapid, global changes, such as extinction and … read more

America Must Protect the Wolf to Save Our Soul

In America today, a rabid lupophobia is haunting the backcountry. In May 2011 the Obama administration lifted endangered species protection for the grey wolf in the Great Lakes and northern Rockies. The parochial assassins of the innocent in medieval fashion … read more

Is There A Mechanism That Causes Wolves from Same Area to Disperse Long-distances in Same Direction?

Dispersal is a fundamental component of the ecology of most animal populations. Dispersing individuals typically leave their natal habitat in search of a mate or available resources such as food and space (Gotelli 2008). Grey wolves (Canis lupus) typically disperse … read more

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