Minnesota’s Wolf Population Estimate Up 25 Percent

Gray wolf. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photo

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said its annual survey showed an estimated 2,856 wolves spread among 500 packs, up from 2,278 wolves in the 2015-2016 survey. Wolf numbers had remained flat for several years before this year’s jump.

Read my colleague John Myers’ report on today’s wolf population announcement here.