Prince of Wales Island Wolf Trapping Season Dates Added

Despite some pushback, Alaska announced a five-day extension of wolf trapping on Prince of Wales Island. Here’s more from the Associated Press via the Anchorage Daily News:

Alaska Department of Fish and Game regional wildlife supervisor Tom Schumacher said managers looked at data and decided trapping could be safely allowed from Nov. 15 to Dec. 5.

“It’ll allow a little bit more opportunity,” Schumacher said. “But we think that that will also result in a sustainable harvest. And we’ll be able to keep our wolf population within our harvest or a management objective of 150 to 200 wolves in the fall population.”

The decision to extend the trapping season followed an Oct. 29 hearing during which island residents said too many wolves were preying on deer.