Conservationists Filing Suit To Block POW Island Wolf Trapping

Here’s more from the Anchorage Daily News via the Associated Press:

The lawsuit filed Monday by the Alaska Wildlife Alliance asks a state judge to intervene in a proposal by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to open a 16-day trapping season next month, CoastAlaska reported.

Joel Bennett, a former member of the state Board of Game who is also a plaintiff in the case, called the proposal “a wolf control program for Prince of Wales.”

Wolves are targeted because they prey on the island’s deer, but critics say commercial logging on the island destroyed deer habitat impacting the herds.