Governor Commended for Standing Firm Against
to the Editor / Anchorage Daily News / January 2, 2004
Thank you, governor, for standing firm on wolf control. There is a vast misinformation
campaign being employed by Ms. Feral and her ilk. It is not a tough campaign
to wage, as many tourists still wonder how we keep our igloos from melting in
Most Americans know very little about our state and hold dear their misconceptions
of it. One misconception is that wolves are viewing fodder for the masses. The
reality is that wolves are very elusive, very rarely seen during daylight. Their
prey animals, however, are among the most commonly viewed wildlife in the state.
Moose, sheep and caribou are groceries to wolves, yet they are the easiest and
most often viewed wildlife. Another myth is that the McGrath area is a tourism
destination and aerial wolf control there will dampen their wildlife viewing
experience. McGrath is not a mecca of tourism, and if tourists were to visit
there, they would not see any wolves, as they are so elusive, and they wouldn't
see many moose, either, because the numbers are so low. Let's knock down the
wolf population a few years, allow the moose numbers to go up, then there will
be more game for both the human and canid hunter!
Steve Runyan / Wasilla
to Current Events 0104]
Song of Alaska, P.O. Box 671670, Chugiak, Alaska 99567-1670
Wolf Song of Alaska.
The Wolf Song of Alaska
Logo, and Web Site Text is copyrighted, registered,
protected, and cannot be used without permission.
Web design and artwork donated by She-Wolf Works and Alaskan artist Maria Talasz
All rights reserved