Timber Wolf Hit Near Parkers Prairie

Timber Wolf Hit Near Parkers Prairie Click to Enlarge

A facebook report from someone near Parkers Prairie on Tuesday showed two conservation officers with the Minnesota DNR holding and measuring the remains of a timber wolf. While not extremely common, Furbearer Research Biologist John Erb, says sightings and hits with the timber wolf do occur…

John Erb MN DNR Timber Wolf Road Kill Audio

Prior to European settlement, the gray wolf, sometimes called the timber wolf, inhabited most of North America. Human persecution, habitat deterioration, and the reduction of prey populations led to the decline of wolves. Wolves in Minnesota can only be killed in defense of human life. Only agents of the government are authorized to take wolves if pets or livestock are threatened, attacked or killed.

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