Fish and Game will try to kill all wolves on Anchorage base

February 1, 2011 

JUNEAU -- Encounters with aggressive wolves on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson near Anchorage have prompted the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to issue orders to eliminate the animals on the base.

Division of Wildlife Conservation Regional Supervisor Mark Burch said military and Fish and Game personnel have set snares on the base's grounds, and were also shooting wolves on sight.

Burch said only one wolf has been killed so far, out of about a dozen wolves on the base.

Burch said he issued an order to remove the wolves in October after a number of reports of wolves showing no fear of humans, including one incident last April in which wolves chased a group of women until they climbed a tree for safety.

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