The WDFW is reporting that we now have a new pack of wolves called the Huckleberry pack. I have just read a newspaper stating in it that the wolves can be delisted if we have 18 breeding pair, and this may be achievable in less than a year.
Do you realize that each of those pair can have as many as 13 or so pups each year. Those pups if they all live add up to 234 pups, they will form new packs. Then the next year maybe 3/4 of those pups are female that is about 175 female pups, that can produce up to 13 or so pups. Do the math: 175 females, giving birth to 13 pups in another good year they all live! That totals to another 2275 pups living from the new breeders. They can have more than one set of pups in a year, just as a dog can. And each female can do this year in year out with her pups getting to breeding age along the way each year.
What do you think they will be eating after they deplete the deer, elk, caribou, rabbits, turkeys, and cattle?