The Alaska Board of Game has just approved a new controversial opening up of the periphery of the Denali National Park and Preserve for wolf hunting.
The 4-3 vote, over vigorous opposition of those who wanted the wolves protected, eliminated the current "buffer zone" outside of park lands that prohibited wolf trapping.
The Denali National Park and Preserve superintendent had recommended expanding the buffer zone to protect two wolf packs commonly seen by tourists.
The park currently has the lowest number of wolves since 1987.
This is a developing story. Watch for updates.
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