by Joseph Williams
April 10, 2005
While I have never hunted in Alaska, I have hunted all over the
Southeastern US for many years. What you described re. baiting
bears is not hunting and any true hunter should be ashamed to
admit having anything to do with these actions. If I'm not mistaken,
both Bears and Wolves are on the decline throughout the US. We
should be looking for ways to increase the populations, not decimate
the few left.
I believe the Fish & Wildlife people could trap and ship
many of these animals to other ares of the US where they would
be welcomed. As a native Floridian, I have watched as our state
has filled up with people from other ares of the country and
game lands have shrunk appreciably to make way for houses and
cars. This has resulted in great cries of distress from newcomers
about alligators, panthers, snakes, etc. which infringe upon
their property or in the few surrounding woods. I have advised
many of them that the animals were here first and maybe they
should consider moving back where they came from.
You should appreciate what you have been able to retain in your
populations of fish and game. One days you could undergo the
invasion of the masses and your first thoughts will be of what
your state used to be like.
Palm Coast, FL - USA
of Alaska opened to grizzly baiting By Joe Gay - ADN - Grizzly
bears wandering out of their winter dens in the eastern interior
of Alaska this spring may be in for a lethal surprise - for the
first time, hunters can kill the animals after attracting them
with bacon grease, doughnuts and other bait.
Thursday - April 07, 2005
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