FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – A group of Alaska advocates is petitioning for an end to wolf hunting in a national park boundary area.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Monday that the group is concerned about a decrease in the number of wolf sightings in part of Denali National Park.
The group sent petitions about the Denali Park Road area to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game commissioner and the state Board of Game.
Members say hunting is impacting the number of wolves in packs that roam near the road corridor.
The National Park Service has submitted its own proposal to the game board requesting a partial closure to wolf hunting.
Wolf hunting in the area is scheduled to begin Aug. 10 while trapping season is scheduled to open Nov. 1.
Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, http://www.newsminer.com