Alaskan wolf hunting will resume Monday near Denali National Park and Preserve.
Hunters interested in Alaskan wolf hunting in Denali National Park and Preserve, will be able to do so on Monday despite conservationist resistance.
These groups want to to reinstate a “wolf buffer” near the park, but it looks as if this will not come to fruition.
Alaska’s Fish and Game Commissioner, Sam Cotten, closed the Alaskan wolf hunting season in May. Cotten restricted hunting near the park after reports came in regarding two wolves being legally shot in the area.
According to the Alaska Dispatch News reports, the Alaskan wolf hunting issue is a result of a 2010 decision by the Board of Game which removed a “wolf buffer” around the northeast region of Denali.
This debate has resurfaced since the park’s wolf populations have waned as of late. According to reports from the National Park Service, 48 wolves currently living in Denali. This population number down from more than 100, which was reported ten years ago.