Habitat and hunting play big role in declines
I don’t think this is news to many people here but wolves haven’t had the effect many people claim and their role in the ecosystem is much more complex than many would like you to believe.
The IDFG has issued a public report that explains that wolves may play a role in the decline of some elk populations but habitat also plays a role as well.
You can read the report here: August 2010 – Study Shows Effect of Predators on Idaho Elk
F&G: Wolves not causing most elk losses.
By Laura Lundquist – Times-News writer