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National Park Service ready to trap and transplant wolves to Isle Royale

Sep 22, 2018 - St. Paul Pioneer Press (Minnesota)

ISLE ROYALE NATIONAL PARK Officials at Isle Royale National Park on Friday announced details of their plan to bolster the park's wolf population by capturing wolves in nearby regions and releasing them on the big Lake Superior island.

The Park Service will trap and transport up to six wolves in coming weeks with a goal of at least 20 and up to 30 wolves moved to the island during the next three years.

The first wolves won't have a very long trip: Efforts will begin in coming weeks t...