The Alaska Department of Fish and Game says it will hold off for a least a year on killing wolves on the Kenai Peninsula. The wolf kill plan was expected to help more moose survive.
Division of Wildlife Conservation acting director Doug Vincent-Lang says the department supports intensive management on the peninsula but wants to establish a sound scientific foundation for any action taken.
He says the department this year will study the best way to increase moose numbers.
The Alaska Board of Game in January voted to extend predator control to two game units on the peninsula south of Anchorage.
The board in recent years has taken an aggressive approach to killing wolves, black bears and grizzly bears to boost moose and caribou numbers through liberal predator hunting and trapping seasons.
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