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OK Alaska guys, we are slipping. None of us posted this on the 26th when it was in the paper, so the entire article is not there. I posted what I could get. Rog


Author: JAMES HALPIN
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Date: October 26, 2007
Publication: Anchorage Daily News (AK)
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A pack of wolves killed about a half-dozen sled dogs from three teams in Marshall on Wednesday night before residents of the Yukon River village chased them out of town, according to village officials and Alaska State Troopers. The wolves killed three adult dogs, including a female with pups, several villagers said. About three of the pups were also killed and several other dogs injured.

"They were running through the whole town here," said Dewayne Cooper.


Sorry I was unable to copy this on the day it was posted in the paper, so the rest of the article is not there. But these wolves had came into the village earlier in the day. The kids in the village fired shots to drive the wolves off, but they later returned.

We can thank Friends Of Animals and Defenders Of Wildlife for this. They are the ones that keep getting court injunctions to prevent us from effectively reducing wolf numbers. You don't just walk out into the woods and shoot wolves. They are extremely smart and cunning. The only effective way to kill them is with aircraft. And that can only be done right after a fresh snow, where you can track them and see them against a white background. Just think people in the lower 48, your day is coming. A few more years and they will be coming into your residential communities and killing your dogs and kids, dragging them off and eating them. Before someone says they don't attack people, better really check out your facts, two or three people get attacked every year up here in Alaska. A couple of years ago a man was skiing on the Tanana River. When he did not come home a search was made. All that was found was his skis, a big bloody spot, with little human remains, and lots of wolf tracks.
 

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The article stated that the Moose population was in a growth stage. That is the reason cited for the increase in Wolf population in the area. Chained dogs are easier to kill than Moose.
 

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Cool you guys beat me posting this. Much of rural western Alaska is very concerned about the abundance of wolves while many urban Alaskans don't believe its a problem. Guys have been trapping and shooting wolves within a few miles of Dillingham, and pilots who fly the Alaska Peninsula say there are a lot of wolves. I heard them howling along the Nushagak River a couple weeks before moose season. Wonder if this latest report might get some folks to stop and think a little more.

Wolf pack kills sled dogs
KTUU TV Anchorage
by Jennifer Zilko?Friday, Oct. 26, 2007
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A pack of wolves killed half a dozen sled dogs and mauled at least 10 more in the Yukon River village of Marshall Thursday.
Residents reported seeing the wolves coming in and out of the village on Tuesday.

Thursday night the wolves came back into town and attacked three different sets of sled dogs, including a female and three pups.
Nick Andrew Jr. lives in Marshall, he said villagers shot three of the wolves, but only found one carcass.
"We're looking to make sure they're not harming people. That's our main concern," Andrew said. "We have a large population of small children."

Villagers have been advised to keep children inside after dark.
Contact Jennifer Zilko at [email protected]
 

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Re: Wolves Attack - at least one was rabid

see the post on rabid wolf. This is the same pack mentioned there.
 
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