Increased Wolf Population Has Resulted In Increased Livestock Losses Payout
The increased wolf population has resulted in a record payout in livestock losses.
Minnesota has paid out a record $154,136 to residents whose livestock or pets were killed by wolves in the past year. There have also been increases in payouts in Wisconsin and Michigan.
The increase in payouts is further evidence that wolves are thriving in the Upper Midwest. Officials in Minnesota and Wisconsin are preparing for upcoming wolf hunts.
The gray wolf came off the endangered list in January in all three of those states.