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Wolf Hunting in Alaska
Harvest Statistics

About 1,200 wolves are harvested annually in Alaska. Wolves are classified as big game and as furbearers. Harvest information is available in the Trapper Questionnaire and Report.

The report breaks down harvest numbers and methods by region. Most wolves are caught by trappers using snares and foothold traps. The report also provides a summary of the sealing records by region - sealing is required for wolves. Sealing refers to the placement of a tag or seal by an ADF&G representative, and may also involve the collection of some biological or harvest information. The report also gives the average prices paid for raw fur.