Saturday, March 31, 2007

Judge Stops State Wolf Incentive Program

An Alaska Superior Court judge has ordered the state of Alaska to halt its new program of paying gunners $150 for wolves taken, the Anchorage Daily News has reported.

The financial incentive was designed to increase the take of wolves in areas where wolf predation control efforts are underway. Preservation groups maintained that the incentives constituted a "bounty," and the judge agreed.

The state is now considering other options, including the use of state personnel shooting wolves from helicopters.

Read the entire article in the Anchorage Daily News >>>

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