Sweden Plans Another Wolf Hunt
North America doesn't have a monopoly on wolf politics. Sweden recently authorized a new hunt for next year that authorizes the take of up to 20 wolves. This year Sweden had a quota of up to 27 wolves. According to Swedish Wire, the odds of taking a wolf are very low.
This year's hunt, when all 27 wolves were killed in just the first four days of the season, was the first since 1964. The hunt was blasted by ecologists as rushed, cruel and lacking coordination, as some 12,000 hunters had been granted permits to kill the 27 animals.