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Old January 9, 2013, 10:48 PM   #34
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Location: Shoreview, MN
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All in all this year the number of wolves legally taken in Minnesota is just under 700 according to a regional newspaper article I read. I don't have exact numbers but the legal hunt/trap season harvest was around 400. Along with this there were around 270 destroyed by professional hunter/trappers because of livestock loss. I believe 16 were killed by persons defending property, pets etc.

If you look at this number you might think that's a lot of wolves that have been removed from the state but I'm still getting just as many pictures of canis lupus on my trail camera after the hunt closed. I think our population is healthy.
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