Study finds killing wolves and bears did not increase moose harvests
December 14, 2022
A new study found that killing thousands of wolves and bears did not make for better moose hunting in a popular Southcentral game unit over nearly four decades.
The study, by retired Alaska Department of Fish and Game and University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers, focused on an area between Denali National Park and the Copper River that attracts hunters from Anchorage, the Matanuska Valley and Fairbanks.
The study’s authors say their findings raise questions about the state’s longtime practice of culling wolves and bears to increase deer, moose or caribou numbers for hunters.