Michigan Men Confessed to Killing Gray Wolves…

DNR officials caught the men responsible for two separate Upper Peninsula wolf poaching incidents in a span of 24 hours. A 58-year-old from Greenland Township and a 67-year-old from Menominee Township, both confessed to the crimes in Ontonagon and Menominee counties, respectively, on Tuesday. Their names are being withheld pending their arraignments in the respective […]

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Twelve year old Canyon pack alpha female’s life ended with a shot from a poacher…

…Sad news for Yellowstone wolves. The 12-year-old Canyon pack alpha female who died last month was shot by a poacher close to the northern park boundary. Preliminary Necropsy Results Reveal Well-Known Wolf Shot Date: May 11, 2017  Contact: Morgan Warthin, (307) 344-2015  MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY – Preliminary results from the necropsy of the Canyon […]

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A new study proves more wolves have been subject to poaching than the DNR reported.

Study by Adrian Treves and other scientists published in the  Journal of Mammalogy: The UW study investigated the deaths of 937 gray wolves from October 1979 to April 2012 — a period that ends before Wisconsin initiated hunting seasons for wolves. Of the 937 wolves that died and whose deaths were investigated, 431 wore radio collars. […]

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Guillaume Chapron and Adrian Treves decided to find out whether legal killing of wolves really does reduce poaching

Source: When you start killing wolves, something odd happens by By Niki Rust 11 May 2016 The US sometimes allows the killing of wolves, on the grounds that it can help conservation, but in fact there is a surprising knock-on effect As the cold early spring sun began to shine between the trees, the only sound heard […]

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