FAIRBANKS - A sled dog tour operator in Interior Alaska says wolves have eaten two of his dogs.
Max Hanst told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner the dogs were killed in the last two weeks near Bettles, about 180 miles north of Fairbanks.
That's where he operates his business, Brooks Range Expeditions.
Hanst is a member of the Koyukuk Fish and Game Advisory Committee. He suspects wolves in the area are killing dogs because they can't find any moose.
There have been other reports across the state of wolf attacks this year. The News-Miner reports there have been three confirmed dog deaths by wolves in the Fairbanks/North Pole area and more unconfirmed reports involving missing dogs.
There have also been reports of wolves trailing people walking or running their dogs in the Anchorage area.