don't know how long Mary Ann Woodward has lived in Alaska
or how much research time she spent before writing her
letter implying that baby moose will be hunted around McGrath,
but my guess the answer to both is, not very long ("Slaughtering
wolves, baiting bears, killing moose calves defies logic," March
area where the proposed moose calf hunt is not near McGrath.
And yes, it is true that bears and wolves eat moose,
lots of them, in areas such as McGrath and Unit 13. I
am not in favor of hunting moose calves myself. I would
much rather see them relocated to Unit 13; maybe it would
speed the recovery of our much diminished moose herd.
The Alaska Moose Federation has recommended something
like this, but on a much broader scale.
hope Fish and Game sees relocating moose as a productive venture. This is
how the Cordova moose herd originated, and that was about
50 years ago. Please, let's all do our homework before
writing our letters.
-- Marty Caress / Cantwell