- The Alaska Department of Fish and Game
- United States of America
Wolves in Alaska have been under attack since the 1940s. A federal poisoning and aerial shooting campaign began following World War II. By the mid-1950s the government had greatly reduced wolf numbers in much of south central and interior Alaska. While poisoning was banned after statehood in 1959, aerial shooting and bounty payments continued through the 1960s.
After the passage of the Federal Airborne Hunting Act in 1972 and the termination of the bounty, wolf numbers increased. By the mid-1970s hunters demanded state-sponsored wolf control and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game responded with helicopter shooting programs. Considerable public opposition stopped these state-sponsored programs, but land-and-shoot hunting of wolves by private hunters continued through the 1980s into the early 1990s.
The current population of Alexander Archipelago wolves is thought to be between 750 and 1,100.
When you sign, you will be agreeing that the Alexander Archepelago wolf should be given even more protection and there should be a law passed that people do not have the right to harm or attempt to harm the Alexander Archepelago wolf.
The Protect the Alexander Archipelago Wolf petition to The Alaska Department of Fish and Game was written by Jessica and is in the category Animal Welfare at GoPetition.