Judge Sides with Federal Government in Predator Control Case

Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage

The state lost its court bid on Monday to begin targeted aerial predator control this week in its effort to boost the Unimak Island caribou herd. A federal court judge sided with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, who manages most of the island as the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. But the judge also said the state’s arguments appealed to “common sense.”

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