55 years of hunting, fishing and trapping as an avid outdoorsman,
I find bear baiting is as enjoyable as any hunting experience
I've ever had.
people like Priscilla Feral and George Pollard are insulting
or attacking the Alaska way of life, hunters and the hunting
organizations that recognize bear baiting as both fair chase
hunting and an important scientific wildlife management
pushed me over the edge on this subject was George Pollard's
statement that "bear baiting is a lazy, unethical and
dangerous practice." There is nothing lazy or unethical
about bear baiting, and I resent the insinuation that I'm
lazy or unethical. Anyone who considers bear baiting easy
has never lugged a hundred pounds of bait to a station or
packed out the meat and hide of a black bear to salvage
baiting is one of the few opportunities a disabled hunter
has to enjoy our hunting heritage, but he had better have
a friend to help him.
question Pollard's ethics and what hidden agenda he has
in supporting the anti-wildlife management initiative. Experienced
wildlife biologists have done a wonderful job of managing
this state's wildlife in spite of anti-hunting groups and
individuals who went to eliminate hunting. It's clear to
me that all hunters need to start respecting each others'
interests or all hunters, outdoor enthusiasts and wildlife
will be losers.
will be next? Shall we vote to eliminate fly rods or photography?
George Pollard and Priscilla Feral all share the same tenet
Ð they each want to change yours and my way of life
by imposing their values on anyone that doesn't agree with
them while using emotion and ignorance to help accomplish
Daly / Kasilof