Preliminary USFWS data indicates that 43 moose, including 25 cows, were killed by wolves in the north end of Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park during the winters of 2010 and 2011. Study data further shows another 13 were killed during 2012. “I don’t think anyone can argue that wolf depredation on moose is not additive and that they are not having an effect on moose numbers,” Wyoming Game and Fish large carnivore biologist Bob Trebelcock wrote in an email.
The same thing is happening in Minnesota, and the biologists are acting like the decline in our moose population is some kind of great mystery. If they weren’t so concerned with animal rights activists and PETA they might be more willing to admit what’s really going on.