Posting from Madrid, Spain, Europe.
We still have some brown bears left in the wild in northern Spain.
Latest statistics show an increase in bear populations: we have passed from 80 in the 90´s decade, to 100-110 in 00´s. We are very proud of them, and we try to defend them from poaching. I have never seen one.
We also have a healthy population of wolves: some 2,000 in the northern half of the country. I have come across a wolf pack recently in a forest.
Lynx is scarce. Some 30 years ago we have around 25,000, but now due to a rabbits desease we only have 200 left in the southern forest of Andalusia. I have never seen one, nor I think I will.
I HOPE HUNTING IN US IS LEGALLY CONTROLLED. YOU ARE REALLY FORTUNATE TO HAVE SUCH NUMBERS OF WILD ANIMALS IN YOUR FORESTS
Are wild animals populations in US guaranteed?
Thank you and best regards