© 2024 WLRN
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Alaskan Wolf Population

NPR's Anne Sutton reports from McGrath, Alaska, on the dispute over how to deal with the thriving wolf population in the state. Wolves compete with Native Alaskans and other hunters for moose and caribou meat. There's a stalemate over how much, if any, wolf hunting should be allowed, and whether hunters should be allowed to use airplanes to track wolves from the air before landing to shoot them. Preservationists are worried that too much hunting will wipe out the wolf population.

Copyright 2000 NPR

More On This Topic