FAIRBANKS - The Alaska Board of Game has approved a predator control program on the southern Alaska Peninsula to help a declining caribou herd.
Board chairman Cliff Judkins warned that if the board didn't act now, the herd could disappear.
Officials say the herd has declined dramatically to about 600 caribou, down from a high of 10,000 in 1983.
The board approved removing wolves from near the southern Alaska Peninsula calving grounds. The department will use a helicopter to locate and kill about 25 wolves from two to four packs in the area.