Biologist removes cable snare from one of two Denali wolves

Biologist removes cable snare from one of two Denali wolves. By Tim Mowry. Fairbanks Daily News Miner
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Original story from April 25. Denali wolves wearing snares. Animals are roaming free with devices caught on necks. By Mary Pemberton. Associated Press.





  1. April Clauson Avatar
    April Clauson

    Glad for the update Ralph, thanks! I pray the black wolf is dead, and not suffering. Glad they were able to help the gray too. Seems like the only reason they helped was because they did not want the Viewers/tourist to see the poor wolf like that. Would not want to ruin their summer $!!

  2. jjordan Avatar

    Yes dressing up the Parks for the summer tourist season seems to be theme this year. Well if it saves even one animal then good enough.

  3. timz Avatar

    I am taking a trip to Denali this summer. I fought going to Alaska for a couple of years not wanting to spend money there because of their aerial gunning and other policies. But I’m growing old and really want to see Alaska while I can and while it is still somewhat “wild”.

  4. mikarooni Avatar

    You may think hunters are pretty low; but, trappers set an entirely different standard, a whole new low.

  5. Lynne Stone Avatar
    Lynne Stone

    I welcome a good news story about wolves. This is the only good news I’ve heard about wolves anywhere in a long time. So, thank you to those who were able to dart the wolf, remove the snare, and set the wolf free. I hope the other wolf caught in a snare and wearing it, can also be free of its terrible choking cable.

    Eventually, the snaring and trapping = torturing of wildlife = will end, even in AK. Even in Idaho where I live and where coyotes are killed by the tens of thousands, and scores of wolves as well. Mostly because a large segment of the cattle and sheep industry refuses to learn to live with predators.


Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He was a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and was also its President for several years. For a long time he produced Ralph Maughan’s Wolf Report. He was a founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He and Jackie Johnson Maughan wrote three editions of “Hiking Idaho.” He also wrote “Beyond the Tetons” and “Backpacking Wyoming’s Teton and Washakie Wilderness.” He created and is the administrator of The Wildlife News.

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