Wolf Hunting and Trapping Seasons to Close in GMU 2 on December 20/2015 just before midnight.
THE STATE OF ALASKA HUNTING AND TRAPPING SEASONS FOR WOLF CLOSED IN UNIT 2.
THE FEDERAL SUBSISTENCE HUNTING AND TRAPPING SEASONS FOR WOLF CLOSED ON FEDERAL LANDS WITHIN UNIT 2.
The Thorne Bay and Craig Districts Ranger, Matt Anderson, under authority delegated by the Federal Subsistence Board, will close the Federal public lands of Unit 2 to the “harvest” of wolves beginning at 11:59 P.M. on Sunday, December 20th, through the remainder of the Federal seasons.
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) will close the state wolf hunting and trapping seasons in Unit 2 at 11:59 P.M. on Sunday, December 20th, 2015, through the remainder of the State seasons.
As of Tuesday, December 15, 2015 five wolves have been “harvested” in Unit 2. Trappers remain active and have 14 days to report *harvest. The closure is an attempt to ensure the slaughter does not exceed the combined Federal/State kill quota set at 9 wolves.
Meanwhile, as the Alexander Archipelago Wolves slip towards extinction, ADF&G and the USFS continue to “refine population estimation techniques used to establish Guideline Harvest Levels for Unit 2 wolves”.
*PLEASE NOTE that while the Federal Subsistence Management Board sets a “skin sealing” requirement of 14 days the Alaska Department of Fish and Game sets a skin sealing requirement of 30 Days.
The slaughter of these five wolves may, in no way, be the total number of wolves killed on Prince of Wales and satellite islands nor does it include the number of wolves poached, which could be substantial.
A very sad day today.
R.I.P. my beautiful wolves.
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