Their ancient struggle apparently has little effect on their populations-
That’s the conclusion of Dr. Doug Smith who heads the Park’s wolf program.
I think that might well be true overall, but Yellowstone Park is a small place when it comes to major predators. With the wolf population in the Park as small as it now is, random fluctuations of predatory effects might, in my opinion, have an important effect on the wolves as far as the Park alone is concerned. . . RM
Bears butting in on Yellowstone wolf kills. Battle of carnivores ultimately has little effect on population. By Cory Hatch. Jackson Hole News and Guide.