The Unimak Island caribou herd is the only island caribou herd in the country, and biologists say it's in danger of extinction. The state says wolves are killing caribou calves at an alarming rate.
But before it can kill the wolves, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service need input from the public. Friday Fish and Wildlife presented its draft assessment of Unimak Island wolf and caribou issues.
The study shows about 400 caribou on Unimak.
State biologists say it has the lowest bull-to-cow ratio it's ever seen, and the percentage of calves that survive is in the single digits.
Biologists say that caribou herds across the Alaska Peninsula are on the decline, but the Unimak herd is the most serious.