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Gray Wolf (Canis lupus) Occurrences in the Dakotas


Tables and Figures


Table 1. Characteristics of the 10 gray wolves shot in the Dakotas since 1981: MAN = Manitoba; MN = Minnesota; ND = North Dakota; SD = South Dakota; Unk = unknown.


Date of mortality


State


County


Est
age


Sex

Distance
to nearest wolf range
km

Likely region of origin

Percent crop- land1

Percent pasture1


Percent wood- land

Km of road per km2

Human density per km2
1 3/15/81 SD Brown 2 F 223 MN 72.1 22.9 0.6 1.03 8.22
2 10/13/85 ND Dickey 1.5 F 248 MN 66.1 18.4 0.3 0.93 2.4
3 6/4/86 SD Harding 2 F 561 Unk 12.3 80.2 0.3 0.18 0.3
4 11/10/89 SD Brown 1.5 M 254 MN 72.1 22.9 0.6 1.03 8.22
5 2/27/90 ND McIntosh 2 M 298 MN 64.7 25.4 0.2 0.84 1.8
6 2/2/91 ND Walsh 2 M 46 MN 82.4 10.4 2.4 1.13 4.6
7 2/27/91 ND Mountrail 2 F 268 MAN 58.9 38.6 0.2 0.66 1.7
8 12/1/91 SD Grant 2 M 203 MN 64.2 21.1 1.8 0.84 5.0
9 12/22/91 SD Tripp 4 M 530 MN 43.4 47.2 0.8 0.24 1.7
10 1/6/92 ND Dunn 3.5 M 343 Unk 35.2 74.3 2.4 0.23 0.9
Mean 297 57.1 36.1 0.93 0.713 3.53

Notes: 1 = percentages may exceed 100% due to sampling methods (U.S. Bureau of Census, 1989); 2 = mean human density is 2.4 per km2 when Aberdeen (Brown Co.) is excluded; 3 = mean values calculated from sum of county values.


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