PALMER — State law enforcement officials descended on Wolf Country USA today looking for evidence of wolves and wolf hybrids.
Alaska State Trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters said from the scene that the group of officials there numbered 15 to 20 and included troopers, officers from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and state biologists.
“In 2002 a law was passed that prohibited the possession of wolves or wolf-hybrids,” Peters said. People who already had wolves and wolf-hybrids had to apply for permits and have their animals spayed and neutered.
“I don’t a believe Fish and Game ever received a request for permits,” Peters said.
She emphasized that nobody at Wolf Country has been charged with a crime. Officials were only there to serve a search warrant.
According to its website, Wolf Country USA is a tourist destination off the Glenn Highway between Palmer and Sutton. The site features pictures of tame wolves and invites people to come try gold panning. The wolves there are also used in various Hollywood productions