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Wolves Killed in Snares Outside of Alaska National Park | Care2 Causes

Wolves Killed in Snares Outside of Alaska National Park | Care2 Causes

The trapping deaths of two important wolves from a well-known pack in Alaska’s Denali National Park have conservationists calling for an immediate ban on trapping and the reinstatement of a buffer zone around the park that was eliminated by the Alaska Board of Game two years ago. One of the wolves, a breeding female from the Grant Creek pack, was lured outside of the park and killed in a snare after a hunter shot a horse to use it as bait, which he left about one mile outside of the park. Another male was also found in a snare nearby. Coke Wallace, the hunter who set the traps, scoffs at the idea of a buffer zone around the park, insists the wolf was starving anyway and that the wolves he kills have no impact on their population. Conservationists disagree. “If you start removing important adults from a family group, a wolf pack, particularly reproductive females, you could...

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