WOLF DNA: Our reporter Mike Lynch has been tracking the ongoing controversy around a canid that was killed by a Mohawk Valley hunter. While that particular animal was outside the Blue Line, it’s believed to be an indicator that wolves could be returning to northern New York. And now, groups are calling on the state to do more to foster a safe return of wolves/wolf hybrids. Peter Bauer has this commentary in the Almanack. And this week, a second outside DNA test confirmed the animal was indeed a wolf, and the DEC has agreed with the findings.
My question for you: Should NYS play an active role in facilitating wolves’ population being able to re-establish itself?
Photo: Wolf (Canis lupus) – captive. Larry Master photo