Board of Game can change its membership to 100 or 500 or 1,000
members; it can change its name 1,000 times--it does not really
matter. As long as the members have the attitude and arrogance
that exists now among them, nothing will change.
people of Alaska are not stupid--they know that the "Board
of Wildlife" is not an appropriate name for this group--they
should call themselves the "Board of Butchers" since
their main goal is to slaughter Alaska's wildlife in the most
inhumane and heinous methods possible.
find it interesting to note that less than 60 days ago, the
board said that there was a shortage of moose because of wolf
predation; yet a recent article in our local paper indicated
the very same group stated that there is an overabundance
of moose in the basin. They are " ...Iike carrots, they
need to be thinned... " according to the board. Well,
I have news for you--moose are not carrots. Now, this board
says there are so many moose, the hunters need to start killing
cows and calves. Only monsters would do this sort of thing.
No "real" hunter with a heart would ever kill a
also find it interesting that among the 272 proposals initiated
by this board, several deal with subsistence issues. It is
no secret that the same group of men that are screaming for
predator control (Murkowski, Seekins, Fate, Pete Buist, Fleagle
and apparently the rest of the Board of Game and their followers)
are adamantly anti-subsistence.
what group is the next target after the wolves and bears are
wiped out--subsistence hunters? At the rate the current Board
of Game is going, they may be successful in wiping out all
of Alaska's big game in about 10 years. Obviously, they don't
care about future generations as long as they get what they
want right now.
Sedwarft / Fairbanks