Predator Control a Must
for Wildlife Viewing; not all Tourists Love Wolves
Letters to the
Editor / Anchorage Daily News / November 9, 2003
Since the wife and I were in Alaska from May 31 until Aug. 16, put 5,400 miles
on the truck and spent about $10,000 pumping up your economy -- I think we would
be classed as tourists.
Alaska is a beautiful, scenic state, but we sure were disappointed with the amount
of wildlife we saw in the 78 days we were here.
We were up the Dalton 100 miles -- saw one moose; on Chena Road three times we
saw one moose; back the Peterville Road three times -- saw nothing; out the Swanson
River road -- saw zip. We saw more moose going down the Alaska Highway between
Border Crossing and Kluane Wilderness Village in one day than we saw in 78 days
One of the most frequent questions we get is about how much game we saw and photographed.
Well, we're recommending people go to the Yukon, Alberta or British Columbia
if they want to see game.
If you Alaskans don't get rid of some of your predators, you're going to have
to go south to see some game yourself! A lot of tourists are not wolf-lovers!
The Alaska Board of Game is to be commended for making the right decision, despite
the antics of the crazies!
-- Ron Carey / Latrobe, Pa.
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