Thursday, May 18, 2006

Alaska predator control programs expand

The Alaska Board of Game voted unanimously to continue predator control programs in the state, and expand effort in one of the areas.

The board met to consider whether to make permanent emergency regulations adopted in January to allow the programs struck down by the court to continue. The programs were halted because of technical flaws in the process of adopting the regulation.

The programs are designed to improve moose and caribou populations in areas where their numbers have been reduced by wolf predation. Read the entire ADFG news release >>>

The state's wolf control program is now the largest in recent decades, the Anchorage Daily News reported, and the board's decisions now allow relaxed regulations for taking bears.

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