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Joel Berger

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780226043630

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226043647.001.0001

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Emissaries of a Dying Epoch

Emissaries of a Dying Epoch

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(p.68) Chapter 4 Emissaries of a Dying Epoch
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The Better to Eat You With
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Joel Berger

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226043647.003.0005

This chapter describes the author's efforts to study bison interactions with wolves, focusing on three geographical areas—those with wolves, those without, and those where bison were once predator-free but now experienced predation. Options of the first sort were limited to northern Canada. The Yukon and Alberta each had about four to five thousand wolves; the Northwest Territories some ten thousand. Areas without wolves were plentiful south of Canada. Only Yellowstone and the Tetons offered the third scenario—bison that had been wolf-free but were so no longer.

Keywords:   bison, wolves, predators, predation, Canada, Yukon, Alberta, Northwest Territories, Yellowstone, Tetons

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