Yellowstone Wolf Article

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Saw this on Steve Rinella's Bookface page. Interesting read....

How many elk do Yellowstone wolves eat? | WyoFile

Some of the more interesting quotes, in my opinion:

Using Smith’s figures, wolves residing primarily in Yellowstone kill between 1,568 and 2,156 elk annually. In the Greater Yellowstone region, wolves take 8,448 to 11,616 elk per year, Smith’s figures indicate.

A large wolf can hold up to about 20 pounds of meat in its stomach at a time, Smith said. But after 20 years of chasing wolves and measuring them with a scale, top weight for a big male was 148 pounds — with nothing in its stomach.

Sure like when management of wolf populations are in the hands of the stakeholders it affects most.



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Dang it...Meant to post this in general forum...Sorry folks. I did post it again there.
 
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