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Old 02-26-2008, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Zimmerman, Minnesota
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Default Wolves in Minnesota?

Me and my wife just moved to Minnesota. We live in Zimmerman, Which is in Sherburne County, 35 miles North of Minneapolis. Driving up 169 between Elk River and Zimmerman, me and my wife have been seeing what appears to be wolves, but I kinda think they are Huskies. Are there wolves in this part of Minnesota?
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Old 02-27-2008, 05:17 AM
 
Location: Minnysoda
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Me and my wife just moved to Minnesota. We live in Zimmerman, Which is in Sherburne County, 35 miles North of Minneapolis. Driving up 169 between Elk River and Zimmerman, me and my wife have been seeing what appears to be wolves, but I kinda think they are Huskies. Are there wolves in this part of Minnesota?
We had a wolf killed down here in Steele county last year (South of the Cities) They are coming back all though rare.....Kind of cool weren't they!!!
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Old 02-27-2008, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Rochester, MN
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Yes there are wolves in MN, probably more so in the northern forest areas then south, but they are around.
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Old 02-27-2008, 03:39 PM
 
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"Over the last three decades wolves increased their range into north central and central Minnesota. This expansion was due to ESA protection from unregulated killing, high deer numbers, and dispersal of individuals from existing packs. Telemetry studies documented wolves dispersing from the major wolf range in northeastern Minnesota to recolonize new areas and wolves dispersing from the few packs in north central Minnesota that had survived the “bounty era.”

Today, wolves live in areas with higher road and human densities than previously believed could be suitable for wolf survival, although these two factors still limit the areas suitable for wolf packs. Wolves continue to disperse to areas in west-central and east-central Minnesota (just north of Minneapolis/St. Paul), North and South Dakota, and Wisconsin."

From this site:

Gray Wolf Recovery in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan (http://www.fws.gov/midwest/wolf/recovery/r3wolfct.htm - broken link)
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Old 02-28-2008, 01:13 PM
 
Location: On God's huge universe
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Here is one
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Old 03-01-2008, 03:56 PM
 
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Default You would be smart

to pressure your game department to control the wolves now before you lose your deer herd and some domestic critters also.
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Old 03-09-2008, 06:38 AM
 
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Rosemount Town Pages (http://www.rosemounttownpages.com/articles/index.cfm?id=19289&section=Outdoor%20News - broken link)

Here is a link to a story about a wolf mistakenly shot in Olmstead county in southern MN.
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Old 03-09-2008, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Coastal Bend, Texas
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to pressure your game department to control the wolves now before you lose your deer herd and some domestic critters also.
The more wolves,the better.Deer run rampant all over the state,they need a predator to keep their population in check.In reality,it's the humans who are doing more damage to the deer and their habitat than the wolves could ever do.
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Old 03-09-2008, 10:26 AM
 
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We have tons of urban deer here in Duluth. I have seen as many as 11 at one time in my yard. We have an urban deer bow hunt every year in the fall that they want to expand. I recommended bringing in a pack of wolves to help the problem but was met with stiff opposition. I wonder why? I actually like the deer. I moved here from south Minneapolis where there are only a few birds and squirrels. People up here take their wild city for granted. It would be cool to see wolves take down the deer in my yard. Just kidding, sort of.
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Old 03-09-2008, 09:41 PM
 
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March 11, 2008 This morning near Shepard Road in St. Paul we saw something that we are quite sure was a wolf in a neighborhood area. Looked carefully to see if it could have been a large dog, and it wasn't!!
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