Aerial Wolf Control Halted Near Villages

The killing of wolves near two villages on the upper Koyukuk River has been stopped because fewer wolves were found than expected.

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by Associated Press

FAIRBANKS - The killing of wolves near two villages on the upper Koyukuk River has been stopped because fewer wolves were found than expected.

Alaska Department of Fish and Game wildlife biologists have shot and killed 17 wolves from a helicopter near the villages of Allakaket and Alatna in the Interior. Without more being spotted, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://is.gd/kzn5Su) reports that the aerial hunt has been halted.

The department had estimated that there were between 35 and 50 wolves in the area. The goal was to eliminate all the wolves for the next five years to help increase moose numbers.

An agency spokeswoman says three wolf packs that were originally inside the predator control area had traveled outside the boundary by the time biologists found them and now are off-limits.

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