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Alaska plans to shoot island wolves on federal refuge

[large thumbnail url=”alaska-plans-to-shoot-island-wolves-on-federal-refuge” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”25″] [thumbnail icon url=”alaska-plans-to-shoot-island-wolves-on-federal-refuge” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”25″] Unimak Island, a 1,571 square miles and the largest of the Aleutians, is home to caribou and about four packs of wolves and it’s Federal-controlled.

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Alaskan wolves hit hard by winter traffic

[large thumbnail url=”alaskan-wolves-hit-hard-by-winter-traffic” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”12″] [thumbnail icon url=”alaskan-wolves-hit-hard-by-winter-traffic” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”12″] The Anchorage Daily News is reporting that at least six wolves died after being struck by cars near the state’s biggest city.

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Al Barrette’s nomination rejected by Alaska State Legislature

[large thumbnail url=”al-barrettes-nomination-rejected-by-alaska-state-legislature” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”12″] [thumbnail icon url=”al-barrettes-nomination-rejected-by-alaska-state-legislature” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”12″] April 9, 2010 was a victory for scientifically influenced wildlife management as Al Barrette, nominated to serve on the Alaska Board of Game, had his appointment rejected by the Alaska State Legislature.

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Rejected Alaska board nominee shown in wolf-skinning video

[large thumbnail url=”alaska-board-member-shown-in-wolf-skinning-video” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”12″] [thumbnail icon url=”alaska-board-member-shown-in-wolf-skinning-video” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”12″] An Associated Press article reports that Al Barrette, rejected nominee to the Alaska Board of Game, is featured in a video showing him skinning a wolf and citing the bible to explain man’s dominion over animals.

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Tourists get caught up in Alaskan battle of life or death

[large thumbnail url=”tourists-get-caught-up-in-alaskan-battle-of-life-or-death” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”08″] [thumbnail icon url=”tourists-get-caught-up-in-alaskan-battle-of-life-or-death” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”08″] The Alaskan Daily News posted a story about a pair of snowshoeing tourists from Ohio who got to view a life or death struggle up close… very close.

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Alaska, Feds pledge to work together to avoid future mistakes

[large thumbnail url=”alaska-feds-pledge-to-work-together-to-avoid-future-mistakes” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”05″] [thumbnail icon url=”alaska-feds-pledge-to-work-together-to-avoid-future-mistakes” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”05″] After an Alaska Department of Fish and Game employee intentionally shot two collared wolves, the state and federal departments have come together to ensure that future problems are avoided.

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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.

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Biologists look to get Alaska’s new wildlife director removed

[large thumbnail url=”biologists-look-to-get-alaskas-new-wildlife-director-removed” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”23″] [thumbnail icon url=”biologists-look-to-get-alaskas-new-wildlife-director-removed” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”23″] Biologists, in a letter, state that new wildlife director Corey Rossi doesn’t even have the qualifications for an entry-level biology position.

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Wolves part of study shot by Alaska Fish and Game

[large thumbnail url=”wolves-part-of-study-shot-by-alaska-fish-and-game” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”22″] [thumbnail icon url=”wolves-part-of-study-shot-by-alaska-fish-and-game” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”22″] The Alaska Fish and Game “aerial wolf control program” claimed the lives of entire packs of wolves – one of which was part of a 16-year study by the Park Service.

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Alaskan aerial gunners wipe out wolf pack; Defenders mobilizes

[large thumbnail url=”alaskan-aerial-gunners-wipe-out-wolf-pack-defenders-mobilizes” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”19″] [thumbnail icon url=”alaskan-aerial-gunners-wipe-out-wolf-pack-defenders-mobilizes” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”19″] A pack of eight wolves has been wiped out already, and Defenders, along with other organizations, are working together to fight this legislatively and legally.

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Alaska begins aerial assault against wolves

[large thumbnail url=”alaska-begins-aerial-assault-against-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”18″] [thumbnail icon url=”alaska-begins-aerial-assault-against-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”18″] According to the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has taken to the air in planes and helicopters to track and kill wolves in Fortymile area.

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Alaska wildlife group digs into reason for Denali Park decision

[large thumbnail url=”alaska-wildlife-group-digs-into-reason-for-denali-park-decision” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”16″] [thumbnail icon url=”alaska-wildlife-group-digs-into-reason-for-denali-park-decision” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”16″] An Alaska Wildlife Alliance memo reveals a lot of interesting information regarding the Alaska Board of Game that voted to remove the buffer zone for wolves which surrounded Denali National Park.

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Wolves killed by Alaska officials in response to teacher’s death

[large thumbnail url=”wolves-killed-by-alaska-officials-in-response-to-teachers-death” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”16″] [thumbnail icon url=”wolves-killed-by-alaska-officials-in-response-to-teachers-death” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”16″] Alaska officials have killed two wolves who they believe may have been responsible for the death of a teacher in Chignik Lake on March 8, 2010.

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Defenders: Alaska Takes Aim at Wolves Near Federal Lands, 200 Targeted

[large thumbnail url=”defenders-alaska-takes-aim-at-wolves-near-federal-lands-200-targeted” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”16″] [thumbnail icon url=”defenders-alaska-takes-aim-at-wolves-near-federal-lands-200-targeted” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”16″] In March of 2009, Alaska used spotter planes and a helicopter to kill 84 wolves near the Yukon-Charlie Rivers National Preserve. Defenders is mobilizing a campaign to try and prevent state officials killing more than twice as many in 2010.

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Alaskan teacher killed by “animal attack”

[large thumbnail url=”alaskan-teacher-killed-by-animal-attack” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”12″] [thumbnail icon url=”alaskan-teacher-killed-by-animal-attack” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”12″] In an email received by HOWLColorado from Andrea Gusty, Investigative reporter from KTVA-TV, examiners have ruled out other causes of death and determined an animal attack killed Alaska teacher, Candice Berner.

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Wolves rumored to have killed Alaskan teacher

[large thumbnail url=”wolves-rumored-to-have-killed-alaskan-teacher” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”10″] [thumbnail icon url=”wolves-rumored-to-have-killed-alaskan-teacher” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”10″] 32-year-old Candice Berner of Chignik Lake, Alaska, was found dead Monday. A group of young men who found the body believed wolves were responsible.

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Alaska’s Denali wolves lose their protective buffer

[large thumbnail url=”alaskas-denali-wolves-lose-their-protective-buffer” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”08″] [thumbnail icon url=”alaskas-denali-wolves-lose-their-protective-buffer” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”08″] According to KTUU-TV, the Alaska Board of Game voted to remove the wolf protection buffer zone around the Denali National Park.

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Environmental groups sue to protect rare Alaskan wolf

[large thumbnail url=”environmental-groups-sue-to-protect-rare-alaskan-wolf” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”13″] [thumbnail icon url=”environmental-groups-sue-to-protect-rare-alaskan-wolf” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”13″] Three groups, including Greenpeace, have filed suit against the US Forest Service to stop a project which would impact over 3,000 acres of land and log over 70 million board feet of timber, as well as introduce miles of new roads into a delicate ecosystem, which is home to some very rare wolves. 

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