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Observations of Deer and Wolves during the 2017 Moose Survey Mike Schrage, Fond du Lac Resource Management Division
July 5, 2019
Each year, we conduct an aerial survey in northeastern Minnesota in an effort to monitor moose numbers (DelGiudice, 2017). While the objectives of this annual survey are to estimate moose numbers and demographics; since 2010, wolf and deer observations have been recorded as part of this survey and are summarized in this report. Over time these deer and wolf observations may provide useful trend data. Observations of deer and wolves were recorded in years prior to 2010, but with less consistency, and changes to the methodology of the moose survey in 2004 and 2005 render comparisons with earlier years more difficult.
Author(s): Mike Schrage
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