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Alaska Wolf Hunt #481820

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 19, 1975
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(Studio) Report on Alaska wolf hunt follows.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Fairbanks, AK) Moose declining in AK; lack of moose can be attributed to hunters and wolves. Alaska decides to have wolf hunt to stop declining moose population. State proposes to send up men in airplanes, find wolves, dive down and shoot them. State proposes to kill 80% wolves, but no one really knows how many wolves there are. [Fish and game board Ivan THORALL - doesn't think man should play God in situation, but believes man has dominion over animals.] [Conservationist Birch PAVELSKY - believes man and animals are equal in very real sense.] For moment, court has stopped wolf hunt. Wildlife groups all over country outraged by hunt; only in Alaska is wolf still abundant.
REPORTER: Jack Perkins

Chancellor, John;
Perkins, Jack

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