This year, many Alaskans and their families will be denied meat and sport hunting privileges guaranteed and provided for them under the state Constitution. For years the state has breached the rights of many in order to politically show favoritism toward Alaska's wealthy big-game guides and their nonresident and foreign hunters. This denies families right of access to a common resource afforded under the Eighth Amendment of the Alaska Constitution. No nonresident or foreign national should be given access to Alaska's wildlife until every Alaskan who applies for a permit is awarded one based on availability of wildlife.
I hate to think of how many Alaskans will be forced to poach meat for their families this year because the state gave their hunting privileges to a nonresident or foreign national.
-- John A. Anderson