Does anyone have any first hand experience with this?? It is something the Yukon might do at some point.
I have been trying to find more information on this and all the Bios I talk to tell me to look at the fortymile caribou herd recovery program. They keep citing that sterilization program as the poster child of this control method.
The problem I have is this.... in the fortymile wolf sterilization program they REMOVED 140 wolves??? Not sure where they moved them but it doesnt matter they took those 140 wolves out of the game. So how can they say the sterilization worked?? Sure the wolves that were sterilized held their territory but only because there was no wolves to challenge them. One bio did tell me in his opinion if they dont remove the other wolves (either by shooting them or relocating) they would kill the sterilized wolves the first year.
For some reason we keep hearing how great this program is... am I missing something??