Hunting, fewer pups, disease reduce Wyoming wolf population

From the San Francisco Chronicle and the Associated Press:

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Biologists estimate the overall Wyoming wolf population at 286 this year, which is down 61 animals from a year ago.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that’s the fewest wolves counted in the state since the Wyoming Game and Fish Department took over management and initiated wolf hunting seven years ago.

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