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Feds ban predator control on 73 million acres in Alaska


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Federal wildlife officials are implementing a rule prohibiting predator control on national wildlife refuges in Alaska, more than 73 million acres of land, with some exceptions.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service may still allow predator control the hunting of predators, such as wolves, to boost moose and caribou populations if the agency determines the effort is in response to conservation concerns, KTUU-TV reported.

“Alaska’s national wildlife refuges are incredible landscapes with wildlife populations that support subsistence, traditional and recreation...

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