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Assessing Factors That May Predispose Minnesota
Farms To Wolf Depredation on Cattle


This study was funded by a grant from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture to the University of Minnesota's Department of Fisheries and Wildlife through an appropriation by the Minnesota Legislature; the Biological Resources Division of the United States Geological Survey; and the United States Department of Agriculture's North Central Research Station. We thank the North Star chapter of the Sierra Club for proposing the study and promoting its funding. We also thank the following personnel of the Wildlife Services Division of the United States Department of Agriculture for general advice, suggestions, and background information, critiquing the interview questions, and interviewing some of the farmers:  J. P. Hart, D. P. Sahr, J. P. Grabarkewitz, and G. J. Halvorson. Glen A. Sargeant provided statistical advice, and Steven H. Fritts critiqued this manuscript and made many helpful suggestions for its improvement. We especially thank all the farmers who participated in this study and gave freely of the information we requested.
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