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Department of Fish and Game delays wolf predator control on Kenai in favor of moose studies

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Kenai Peninsula wolves will get at least a year reprieve from state-sanctioned culling.State game officials say they will study the best way to boost the moose population on the area south of Anchorage rather than immediately act on a proposal approved by the state Board of Game in January to expand predator control.

Doug Vincent Lang, acting director of the Division of Wildlife Conservation, said Tuesday there were gaps in the basic science foundation needed to proceed with predator management, rebuild the moose population and evaluate whether actions taken would be successful.

“I thought it was worthwhile to spend some additional time to collect that foundational science to inform how best to proceed in the future,” he said…

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