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    KOMI AREA, NORTH-EAST OF MOSCOW, USSR

    Wolves are hunted by helicopter in the Soviet to keep down their number.An estimated seventy thousand wolves prowl the USSR, twelve hundred in the Komi region, north east of Moscow, alone.In areas with few dwellers, the numbers of wolves have been growing.Hunting from helicopters started about ten years ago.Two hunters track the wolves from the air with a team of seven hundred hunters on the ground as a back-up force.The helicopters fly at a height of about a hundred metres, sometimes sighting nothing fro hours, sometimes shooting as many as twelve wolves in an hour.Their carcasses are then loaded onto the helicopter.Although hunting by helicopter is expensive, Soviet authorities say it's worthwhile when matched against the damage done by the wolves, and the danger they pose to people.Wolves cause havoc in Soviet villages in the spring, and have even been seen inside Moscow.During a recent two-week hunt in the Komi area, forty seven animals were shot, one weighing seventy kilos.

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    1. AERIAL VIEW Forest, and hunters peering from windows of helicopter. (2 SHOTS) 0.13
    2. SV Man taking pane out of window and loading rifle. 0.30
    3. AV Wolf on ground. 1.12
    4. SV Hunter pulling white wolf along snow and into helicopter. 1.32
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    Background: KOMI AREA, NORTH-EAST OF MOSCOW, USSR

    Wolves are hunted by helicopter in the Soviet to keep down their number.An estimated seventy thousand wolves prowl the USSR, twelve hundred in the Komi region, north east of Moscow, alone.In areas with few dwellers, the numbers of wolves have been growing.Hunting from helicopters started about ten years ago.Two hunters track the wolves from the air with a team of seven hundred hunters on the ground as a back-up force.The helicopters fly at a height of about a hundred metres, sometimes sighting nothing fro hours, sometimes shooting as many as twelve wolves in an hour.Their carcasses are then loaded onto the helicopter.Although hunting by helicopter is expensive, Soviet authorities say it's worthwhile when matched against the damage done by the wolves, and the danger they pose to people.Wolves cause havoc in Soviet villages in the spring, and have even been seen inside Moscow.During a recent two-week hunt in the Komi area, forty seven animals were shot, one weighing seventy kilos.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5G4R1IVAY1PJ5JN35A4419T4T
    Media URN:
    VLVA5G4R1IVAY1PJ5JN35A4419T4T
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/04/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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