Tag: Wolves

Sweden culls its resurgent wolves

Posted by – 02/01/2010

[via bbc.co.uk]

Grey wolves have made a comeback since hunting was banned

Swedish hunters have begun culling wolves for the first time in 45 years after parliament ruled that numbers needed to be reduced again.

Nine animals were shot dead in the county of Dalarna on the first day of the cull – a third of the total number to be killed, Swedish radio reports.

Hunters have until 15 February to fill the quota of 27, which will leave Sweden with an estimated 210 wolves.

Some 10,000 hunters were reported to be planning to take part in the hunt.