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Alaska Wolves #487153

NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 02, 1976
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(Studio) Report on Alaska plan to destroy large number of wolves.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(AK) Wolves prey on moose. Wolves worth noted. Alaska Fish and Game Cmsn. announced plan to see if it would help moose population to kill all wolves in certain area. Such furor aroused that commission decided to embark on plan secretly. Environmentalists and governor were not notified. Federal government provided $10,000 for hunt. Hunt already started when funds withdrawn. Area in which kill occurred shown. [State game board mbr., Ton MEACHAM - wonders if hunt complies with Alaska const. provision with regard to game and resources sustainment.] [Fish and game department, John VANIA - needs information to manage animals. Won't wipe out Alaska wolves. Actions will benefit wolves.] [Jim PITTS - cites his moral objections to killings.] Pitts took objection to court, which ordered federal restraining order until environmental impact statement filed.
REPORTER: Jack Perkins

Chancellor, John;
Perkins, Jack

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