State officials in Alaska are debating whether to shoot wolves from airplanes in an effort to give hunters more opportunities to kill moose. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game believes that the Kenai Peninsula's wolves, which number between 90 and 135, have pushed the moose population of 5,000 well under the department's target. Killing wolves by plane, which is illegal under federal law except for population management, is a highly contentious issue in Alaska. The peninsula is immediately south of Anchorage and has long been a popular destination for moose hunters. A decision on whether to proceed with the plan is expected early this week.
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