http://racerealty.com/

Park service closes wolf hunting in Yukon-Charley

Posted: Thursday, April 15, 2010

FAIRBANKS - The National Park Service has closed sport hunting and trapping for wolves in the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve east of Fairbanks.

The Park Service says the closure aims to preserve the ecosystem and a harvest for subsistence hunters and trappers.

Officials say the wolf population in the preserve has dropped from 42 last fall to 26 this spring.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the Park Service announced plans for the closure last month after state wildlife biologists in a helicopter shot and killed four wolves. Two were wearing radio collars as part of a predator management study.



CONTACT US

  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-523-2295
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-3028
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2270
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback

ADVERTISING

SUBSCRIBER SERVICES

SOCIAL NETWORKING