Board of Game's Wolf Decision Does Not Represent
Majority; Speak Up
Letters to the
Editor / Anchorage Daily News / November 8, 2003
Tuesday's decision by the Board of Game to allow aerial wolf hunting indicates
whom they consider their constituency. It isn't the 67 percent of Alaskans who
in ballot measures and polls have shown they don't support such extremism. It's
the Alaska Outdoor Council, the trappers, but not you, the majority of Alaskans.
Game regulations prohibit shooting at wildlife from vehicles, aircraft, watercraft.
Yet, the Board of Game has allowed the use of snowmobiles to run wolves to exhaustion
and now adds airplanes to that heinous weaponry. The regulations demonstrate
how reprehensible such a practice is considered to be. The Board of Game demonstrates
how lacking in ethics and decency they can be.
So what are you going to do? Most likely you'll bemoan the actions of the Board
of Game and that's it. The Alaska Outdoor Council hooligans will continue implementing
their "Little Red Riding Hood" brand of wildlife management because you will
remain predictably silent.
Despite equal ownership, your opinions mean nothing to the AOC-dominated Game
Board. A call to the governor's office might help, but will you do it? Or will
you continue to let the Board of Shame show the world Alaskans manage their wildlife
by running it to death?
It's your choice: silence or science.
-- Art Greenwalt / Fairbanks
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