wolf control

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.

Protest Targets Wolf Kill

Aug 18, 2017
Dan Bross / KUAC

The state’s largest wolf control program was the target of a protest outside Alaska Department of Fish and Game Fairbanks headquarters yesterday (Thurs). The protesters organized by Alaskans for Wildlife want Fish and Game to immediately halt the long running aerial wolf kill in the Forty Mile River region, east of Fairbanks. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

The state plans to suspend its largest wolf control program. The Upper Yukon Tanana area program, which has targeted wolves in an area of the eastern interior since 2004, is scheduled to cease after the 2017-2018 season. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

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The state of Alaska uses radio collars to help find and kill wolves. The technique is part of an approved predator control effort aimed at growing the Forty Mile caribou herd in the Upper Yukon-Tanana area, east of Fairbanks, but as KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the technique raises ethical questions.