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Number of Wolf Attacks Double in Michigan

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Wolf attacks in Michigan has doubled over the last year.

The Department of Natural Resources says at least 26 cattle and 17 hunting dogs were killed by wolves in the Upper Peninsula in 2014.

Only 20 animals were attacked in 2013.

The DNR says the harsh winter may have decreased the deer population, making cattle and dogs look like another source of food to wolves.

More than 630 wolves were reported in the Upper Peninsula in 2014 and 658 in 2013.