Forty Mile caribou

The state is preparing for the final season of its largest and longest running predator control program. The Upper Yukon Tanana aerial wolf kill has harvested about a thousand wolves from the calving grounds of Forty Mile caribou herd since 2004. As KUAC’’s Dan Bross reports, the controversial aerial shooting program is scheduled to sunset this spring so biologists can evaluate its effectiveness.

Alaska Department of Fish and Game / Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Growth of the Forty Mile caribou herd in the eastern interior has prompted the state to open the winter hunting season Friday, 2 weeks earlier than normal. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.