In many areas of Canada the wolf population has made significant impact on moose herds as well as on rancher’s cattle. … Hunters should take this increase in population as an opportunity to harvest some of these animals.
Are wolves protected from hunting?
Because of trophy hunting and habitat loss, wolves were extirpated from most states in the U.S. until the 1970s, when gray wolves were listed as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act, giving them federal protections against being hunted.
What animals are illegal to hunt in Canada?
Wildlife such as rabbits, shrews, rats, skunks and raccoons are examples of mammals that can be hunted without a licence. House sparrows, crows, magpies, common pigeons and certain blackbirds are some of the birds that can be hunted without a licence.
Do wolves attack humans?
From the small number of documented attacks, it can be concluded that the vast majority of wolves do not pose any threat to human safety. … Most of the unprovoked attacks by healthy wild wolves that have occurred were caused by wolves that became fearless of humans due to habituation.
Why is wolf hunting bad?
Hunting wolves, according to wildlife biologist Cristina Eisenberg, “disrupt[s] their society and destabilize[s] their packs. Packs may split into smaller packs made up of younger animals, with a greater influx of unrelated individuals. And younger, less-complex packs may kill cattle or approach humans for food.”
Do wolves live in Alberta?
There are approximately 7000 wolves in Alberta. Wolves can live anywhere there is enough prey, a safe site to den and little interference from people.