Anchorage, Alaska (AP) - Aerial hunters have killed 124 wolves this winter in the Alaska's predator control program.
State wildlife officials believe that translates to more than 1,400 moose or almost 3,000 caribou being saved - or some combination thereof.
The number of wolves killed, however, is far below the goal of 455 to 670 wolves, but it's more than the 97 wolves taken last year.
The program, which is still ongoing, is an effort to boost moose and caribou numbers.
Wolves have high reproductive rates and some biologists question the effectiveness of the hunts.