Alaska Aerial Wolf Hunt Update - by Maria Ferguson
According to an article in the Fairbanks Daily News Miner Times, by staff writer, Tim Mowry, aerial hunters killed half the number of predators that the Department of Fish and Game hoped for.
Alaska issued over 100 permits to aerial hunters to shoot Wolves in five different regions of the State. As of May 27, 2005, end of the aerial hunting season, the harvest total of Wolves killed this season was 276. The objective set by the Alaska Board of Game was 570 Wolves harvested.
It’s interesting that the Board of Game claims that there is this overabundance of Wolves in these regions of the State, yet less than half of the targeted number of Wolves to be harvested were taken.