Sweden allows culling of 22 wolves in authorized hunt

From The Local in Sweden:

Five county administrative boards in wolf country in the Svealand and southern Norrland regions agreed on Thursday that two wolves in Örebro and Gävleborg counties may be shot in next year’s licensed hunt, as well as six wolves in each county in Dalarna, Värmland and Västmanland.

“We think it’s way too little. Shooting two wolves, as in certain areas, does nothing. If you want to reduce the pressure you have to remove the entire territory, as was done in the last licensed hunt. We think it is wrong to abandon that principle,” Torbjörn Löwbom, chairman of the hunting association’s predator committee, told the TT news agency.

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