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Title: Camera surveys provide new statewide wolf population estimate
Post by: Windwalker on January 24, 2020, 03:10:02 PM
Camera surveys provide new statewide wolf population estimate
https://idfg.idaho.gov/press/camera-surveys-provide-new-statewide-wolf-populations-estimate?fbclid=IwAR36ijfPZrFjXjKtqoc03h5X9U-prCXbCbDNo83lpBpK_1pdwSGzJwgEztg

By Roger Phillips, Public Information Supervisor
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 8:40 AM MST

Game cameras took 11 million photos to help researchers count wolves

Idaho Fish and Game has a new estimate of the statewide wolf population through its new survey method using game cameras and mathematical modeling, which will be repeated annually and fine-tuned during the next few years.

At the Fish and Game Commission meeting on Jan. 23 in Boise, staff reported there were an estimated 1,541 wolves in the state during summer 2019. The estimate represents the peak population shortly after pups were born.
Title: Re: Camera surveys provide new statewide wolf population estimate
Post by: wolfbait on January 24, 2020, 04:04:47 PM
I believe it was IDFG that ran their own numbers through a "mathematical model" on wolf ungulate impacts and were so far off it was laughable, just sayin...