No wolf hunts this winter

Officials at the state Directorate for Wildlife Management have said that no licenses will be issued for a wolf hunt this winter as they are only aware of two wolf pairs that can reproduce. That means there is no basis for an authorised hunt. The decision provides for some breathing room in a long-standing quarrel between Norwegian and Swedish wildlife officials. Both sides had cooperated in building up southern Scandinavia’s once nearly extinct wolf population, members of which often cross back and forth over the border

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