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Number of Wolves Unknown; That's Why Wolf-Kill Program is Flawed

Letters / Anchorage Daily News / May 14, 2006

State officials report that not enough wolves have been killed in the state predator control effort ("Not enough wolves killed, official say," May 4).

Could it be that there are not as many wolves out there as biologists claim? In my opinion, wolf population estimates are pie-in-the-sky. Truth is, nobody knows how many wolves we have, so any management effort is flawed from the start. The whole control effort should be scrapped until realistic census figures have been compiled and examined by apolitical and un-biased scientists.

Wolves are the scapegoat for poor wildlife management practices stemming from political interference and inadequate departmental staffing levels that would allow intensive research and censuring.
---- Tom Walker / Denali Park

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