In a stable wolf pack only the dominant male and female mate, thereby producing one litter of young with the 'best' genes. Predator populations adjust proportionately to those of their prey. In other words, if wolves 'substantially' depleted numbers of elk, deer and moose, then wolf numbers would similarly reduce until prey numbers revived.
I wish the project all success, if only to prove that nature's culling, although distressing, is normally more 'scientific' than man's blundering and often spuriously motivated slaughter.
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