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Wolf Control Underway in Fairbanks
In an effort to boost the moose population, a wolf reduction program is underway in northwest Fairbanks.
FAIRBANKS - In an effort to boost the moose population, a wolf reduction program is underway in northwest Fairbanks.
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game says, to date, 15 wolves have been shot in the areas of Allkaket and Alatna.
The program was approved by the Board of Game last year, however due to poor weather conditions it only began this past weekend.
"Alaska has several different predator control programs and the goal is always to assess both the prey population and maintain the predator population for the long run," said Cathie Harms, ADFG spokesperson. "Our goal is to have both moose and wolves in the future."
The department maintains no predator control program in the history of Alaska has ever caused long term or permanent damage to a predator population.