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Wolves Attacking Pets, Poultry In Minn.

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By Steve Murphy, NewsRadio 830 WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota’s effort to restore the wolf population is working well — so well that the number of wolf attacks on domestic livestock and pets hit record levels last year.

In Minnesota, 15 dogs were killed by wolves in 2010 and there were more than 130 confirmed reports of wolves attacking livestock and poultry.

Wisconsin also saw an increase in wolf attacks.

Both states are seeking to remove the wolf from the federal endangered species list and restore state management of the population.

This morning, outdoor expert Ron Schara spoke with WCCO Radio’s Dave Lee about wolves, pets and livestock.

WCCO’s Dave Lee Interviews Ron Schara

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