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Alaska conservationists urge officials to halt wolf hunting


October 8, 2020

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska conservationists are urging state and federal officials not to reopen wolf hunting season around Prince of Wales Island.

They are imploring officials to do so in order to allow the population of wolves to recover from last season’s record harvest, CoastAlaska reported.

Much of the island is part of the Tongass National Forest, which makes state and federal governments in charge of managing hunting and trapping.

The U.S. Forest Service had postponed the federal subsistence wolf season until Oct. 31. The state’s hunting season for wolves is scheduled to open...

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