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Petition submitted to stop aerial shooting

...authorizing the most recent program, the Alaska Legislature passed a law allowing the state to issue permits to pilots and gunners in areas where wolves are driving down moose and caribou numbers. The goal is to reduce wolf populations in each...
Wolf control, high-flying hunters and you

...on the important issues at The cash was supposed to help pay for the hunters' time and airplane fuel. About 190 pilot-and-gunner teams received permits, and they killed at least 73 wolves from the sky. Horrified conservationists sued. On...
Helicopter gunners part of wolf control plan

...schedule. Sound off on the important issues at Costly fuel and uncooperative weather have grounded many volunteer pilots and gunners in the state's aerial wolf control program. As a result, only 38 wolves have been killed so far this winter...
Groups move to stop Alaska wolf 'bounty'

...bring income into households participating in the wolf-kill program. Previously, the only compensation for 180 pilot and gunner teams permitted under the program was the open market price for the wolf pelt, anywhere from $200 to $300. "They...
Judge shoots down wolf control regs

...Gleason said the state failed to follow its own regulation when authorizing the aerial wolf control program, in which pilot and gunner teams were allowed to shoot the wolves from the air. Given the judge's ruling, the program has been suspended...
Alaska Digest

...Alaska's aerial wolf-killing program continued Friday with an animal rights group requesting that planes with pilots and gunner teams stay grounded. Friends of Animals, the group that has been waging a more than two-year court fight against...
Navy gives itself clearance to sink 2 ships a year in the Gulf of Alaska for training

...authority to blast and sink as many as two real ships a year in the Gulf of Alaska over the next five years to give pilots and gunners authentic targets for their sights. But ocean campaigners say that even decommissioned, stripped-out ships...
Alaska Digest

...being held in check by wolf kills. For three years, the state has issued permits in selected areas for private pilots and gunners to shoot wolves from airplanes or to land and shoot them. The shooting teams have killed 564 wolves. The Game Board...
Lethal wolf-control program facing new legal challenge

...permanently eliminate them in any area, according to Fish and Game. Under the program, the state issues permits so that pilots and gunners can either shoot wolves from the air, or land first and then shoot them. Numbers of wolves to be killed this winter...
Judge says state must stop wolf 'bounties'

...pilots pay for gas and boost income in households participating in the program. Previously, the only compensation for pilot and gunner teams permitted under the program was the open market price for the wolf pelt, anywhere from $200 to $300 each...


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