RE: Predator control
by Mike Sallee
November 27, 2004
Kevin Duffy didn't mention in his article on predator control
in Alaska what happens when the number of "Alaskans"
desiring moose,caribou,and other prey species grows to a point
at which there is nothing left for any of the bears,wolves,or
other predators after the human predators get their desired take.
The handwriting appears to
be on the wall. Carrying capacity of Alaskan wildlife and the
habitat that supports that wildlife has its limit and that limit
will simply not support unlimited growth of human predation and
habitat preemption. So wildlife management becomes increasingly
like game farming using the whole Alaskan landscape for its boundaries.
In short, the "wild" gets removed from wildlife.
Ketchikan, AK - USA
Effectively Managing Predators in Alaska by Kevin C. Duffy - AK - USA
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