I am writing in regard to the Game Board leaving the
wolf buffer intact. First, Denali National Park should always
want to expand and keep what it needs for its precious creatures
to thrive. The people in and around Denali need to stand up
for the park and what it represents.
was appalled when I found out certain people could still subsistence
hunt in Denali and that permits are still being given out
to hunters. The numbers of caribou and Dall sheep are far
from recovered. When the first explorers entered Denali, the
caribou numbers were around 20,000 and even now because of
man there are only 1,700 or so caribou in the park. This is
you all blind to the past? Have you never read the history
of these places? If you have you'll know that predators were
there in stronger numbers when 20,000 caribou roamed through
Denali and when the moose were in their peak numbers. There
is no legitimate reason for predator control; fact is, people
aren't doing their jobs.
afraid this predator control program will become a slippery
slope. People are not fair; they won't let the moose recover;
we kill so many annually just from vehicle accidents. This
problem is going to get worse.
need to stand up for our resources. Denali is a national park
for crying out loud. Give up the money Denali receives from
the subsistence people living there. Give up the money brought
in by permits and for once let Denali return to its natural
this place of the tyranny of man and it shall recover from
the blows, which we have dealt it.
-- Jesse Ward / Cooper Landing