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POW Hunting regulation

By Mike Carney


October 14, 2017
Saturday PM

Thanks Charles Edwardson for being able to see what is taking place on POW. I hunted POW for years as did many others that do not anymore because of the silly hunting regulation that divide Ketchikan from POW. When the Fed's made the rule that kept Ketchikan residents off federal lands in different places on POW the problems started. All it did was make some legal hunters into none legal hunters.

They say Ketchikan hunters cannot hunt on federal lands until a certain date. Then they say POW residents can hunt on a date before August first. Well they assume people know how to read a map, the people are hunting on state land before August 1st and that is not legal. The state should have sued the Fed's when they made the change but they didn't have the means to do so.

The bottom line is what Mr. Edwardson was trying to get to. The people that think they are doing POW residents a favor can't see the forest for the trees. Hunters in Ketchikan don't go to POW like they use to. I know for 7 days of hunting on POW I normally drop $3000 onto that Island between gas, lodging, food, and Inter Island Ferry. The changes were made and I don't drop a dime on POW anymore. I would highly encourage clearer thinking in regards to further driving dollars away from POW!

Mike Carney
Hunter from Ketchikan
Ketchikan, Alaska

About: Avid hunter and Ketchikan resident that has been apposed to different hunting regulation that pit POW against Ketchikan since it started.


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Received October 12, 2017 - Published October 14, 2017

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letter Are there more hunting restrictions on POW targeted on non residents? By Chas Edwardson




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