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.
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.
History has demonstrated that societal values ultimately determine the survival of a species as controversial as the wolf.
Prince of Wales wolf hunt closed by emergency order.
It is no longer possible for Ola Elvestuen to satisfy the loyal friends of the wolf.
Another proposed massacre of wolves in Norway this winter.
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The illusion of "co-existence."