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National Park Services seeks to shut down hunting in Alaskan preserve

[large thumbnail url=”national-park-services-seeks-to-shut-down-hunting-in-alaskan-preserve” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”25″] [thumbnail icon url=”national-park-services-seeks-to-shut-down-hunting-in-alaskan-preserve” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”25″] After Alaska Department of Fish and Game shot two collared wolves which were part of a long scientific study, the National Park Service is seeking to stop wolf hunting for the year on the preserve the wolves called home.

As reported on HOWLColorado – Wolves part of study shot by Alaska Fish and Game – 2 wolves, which were collared and part of a 16-year-long scientific study, were shot as the Alaska Fish and Game gunned down a 4-wolf pack from the air.

It is believed that the shooter was aware that the wolves were collared and shot them anyway, regardless of the fact that the departments had previously agreed that collared wolves would be excluded from the aerial gunning.

The park service had originally asked that all wolves in the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve be excluded, which the Alaska Fish and Game refused.

In response, the Park Service – concerned about the numbers of wolves on the preserve – are now wanting to shut down all wolf hunting for the season. Which will only serve to be another point of contention between the state and the federal agencies, which has admitted to having different missions.

Read an article on KTUU.com: Park Service wants to close preserve to wolf hunting

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