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Wolf eradication campaign begins. The U.S. government approves destroying all species “injurious to agriculture” in the West. Yellowstone National Park begins a wolf eradication campaign.

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Wolf Extermination Peaks.  In addition to ongoing state-by- state bounty programs, the federal government employs bounty hunters to eradicate wolves. During this period, as many as 100,000 wolves are killed each year.

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