Trappers took 68 wolves on Prince of Wales Island

JUNEAU (AP) - State wildlife officials have reported that 68 wolves were taken by trappers in 2020 on or near Prince of Wales Island. Conservationists had unsuccessfully attempted to block the 21-day wolf trapping season from November to December.

Alaska Department of Fish and Game officials had ruled that trapping would not pose a danger to the overall wolf population. Conservationists had argued that state and federal officials were allowing unsustainable killings.

“If you can catch 68 wolves in three weeks,” Schumacher told CoastAlaska public radio, “I think that means you still have a pret...


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