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Denali Wolf Situation an Embarrassment – Hunters Kill Denali Wolves With Game Board’s Approval

posted Jul 29, 2016, 6:33 PM by chloe owens

5/25/16, by Sean McGuire

Denali wolf situation an embarrassment – Hunters kill Denali wolves with game board’s approval

Denali National Park is arguably Alaska’s crown jewel…400,000 annual visitors provide an important contribution to Alaska’s economy. Visitors thrill at all the wildlife, but surveys repeatedly indicate that the two animals they want to see most are grizzly bears and wolves. No wolves on the planet have been studied, written about and photographed more than the wolves of Denali Park…Ten years ago, the number of wolves in Denali stood at 170, and 50 percent of visitors saw wolves. In the last three years, the total number of wolves in the park has been 48, an all-time low, and only 5 percent see a wolf.