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Wolf Control Program Produces Low Numbers of Wolf Kills in Alaska

Chris Joy / KTUU / Channel 2 / January 21, 2007

Anchorage, Alaska - The state's wolf control program has been relatively quiet this winter. So far the Department of Fish and Game says only 10 wolves have been taken. Officials aren't concerned with the low number. Only 20 were taken at the same point last year, but the total was 150 by the end of the season.

Lack of snow earlier in the winter and lack of daylight are some of the reasons the numbers are so low, but officials expect it to pick up in the coming month as the days get longer, making it easier

The groups Friends of Animals and the Defenders of Wildlife have suits pending to stop the hunts.

Over the past four years 569 wolves have been killed as part of the program.

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