it's time to correct the News-Miner's wild assertions. (Boy,
that could be a lifelong career!)
initiatives banning aerial wolf hunting passed with considerable
majorities when Alaskans voted. These "extremists"
(as the News-Miner would have the majority be) declared it
an abomination unwanted. The Friends of Animals goal is in
full accordance with the expressed decisions of two-thirds
there's the Alaska Outdoor Council, the trappers, and their
political cronies such as Seekins who work in the shadows
against their fellow Alaskans with the help of the AOC-dominated
Board of Game. They scurry about from one politico to another
while ensuring the public is removed from meaningful input.
They are the minority and dare not put the issue before their
fellow Alaskans in an honest fashion.
So, are the extremists the ones working in line with the majority
will, working to ban such barbarism? Or are they the ones
who, losing the public votes, do their darnedest to work against
their fellow Alaskans who twice banned such hunting? The News-Miner
editorialists should remember that when they point an accusing
finger, three point back at them.
and Game's figures show over 2,700 moose around McGrath. The
residents there said there were only 900. Studies show bears
are the main calf predators. The McGrath folks said it was
wolves. Calculations show a harvest rate of nearly 120 moose.
Residents claim only 68, and so on. Inaccuracy presented as
fact is the hallmark of the extremist.
Tim Mowry's recent assertion that no hunting or trapping is
allowed in Denali Park and Preserve is wrong. The hunting
and trapping regulations clearly indicate bag limits for moose
west of the Toklat in the preserve, trapping limits on wolves
in that same area, and so forth. Check the regs for GMU 20.
Or do as I did and just call and ask. In his zeal to please
the anti-wolf folks, he smacks of extremism, News-Miner style.