Winter was hard on our moose population too.
Good question. I tried to look it up and it is tough to find data. I found an article that listed densities for ontario. Most of the studies were done in the 60 and 70'S. Ontario densities were 1 wolf per 7-25 SQ miles depending on the year and area (refuge areas have higher density and there are some huge refuges in ontario). There are 16452 square miles in the UP and about 600 wolves. That is one wolf per 27 sq miles.Do you know if they have a higher concentration of wolves?
I would doubt that UP wolves are a big impact on moose. Deer on the other hand is a different story. There are hundreds of thousand of deer and 400 moose. Wolves tend to stick with the hunting techniques that are successful in their environment. I doubt they are going after a moose unless it stumbles across a really easy target that is sick or injured.