From evil incarnate to regular game - on the trail of Estonia's wolves

  • 2003-12-11
  • By Aleksei Gunter
TALLINN - In 1995 Estonian hunters killed 300 wolves and virtually became national heroes in the process for saving the country's cattle farmers from heavy losses caused by the extremely high wolf population. Yet the overall image of wolf hunting - and canis lupus as such - among common people and nature protection experts is experiencing major changes in today's Estonia."The wolf is the number one animal in its vitality that survived the last ice age," said Vello Kolk, an experienced hunter from southern Estonia who worked in the so-called wolf brigade at an Estonian collective farm decade...
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