October 29, 2020, updated November 9, 2020, and again January 21, 2021: Alaska wildlife officials have reported that 68 wolves were taken by trappers during the recent shortened 21 day season, that opened on November 15 2020, on or near Prince of Wales Island. A reported kill of 68 wolves from an already decimated population … Continue reading Alexander Archipelago Wolves on Prince of Wales 2020-2021 Season Update
If in fact there are enough wolves left to kill, and the season does open, state and federal GMU 2 wolf hunting/trapping seasons will close on Jan. 15, 2020.
Pray for the wolf. History is about to repeat.
Coexistence with wildlife can only occur if the wildlife has somewhere to exist.
Two federal agencies this week took steps to increase hunting and trapping on several national preserves in Alaska and in the popular Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. The new rules will support extreme measures to kill predators and their young in national preserves in Alaska. The proposed rule change would allow brown bear baiting in the … Continue reading Trump administration moves to ease rules for hunting bears and wolves on federal lands in Alaska
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Once again, the Forest Service has disregarded the evidence of the probable impacts of its timber program on wolves, other wildlife populations, salmon, and critical habitat necessary for their survival. As we have seen on Prince of Wales, logging and roads initiate many harmful effects, including the “overharvest” and illegal take of not only wolves, but also their primary prey and sustenance, Sitka black-tailed deer.
There is no mention of a "harvest" quota, and there will be no emergency closures. But no worries, “hunters and trappers are reminded that the goal of the new GMU 2 wolf harvest management strategy is to maintain the fall wolf population within the range of 150-200 wolves.