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People who harvest wildlife and fish -- i.e., hunters, trappers and anglers -- often claim priority use of
wildlife because they pay for its management.  However, contrary to what they like to believe, hunters,
trappers and anglers aren't buying ownership of wildlife.  Rather, they are paying for government
agencies to limit the impacts of harvest on wildlife populations.  

Where there is no hunting, there is little need for conventional wildlife management.

True, non-harvesters do benefit from some facets of conventional wildlife management, such as control
of marauding wildlife.  But that is often scant compensation to non-hunters for all the ways that hunters
interfere with non-consumptive uses of wildlife and the danger that hunting poses for "bystanders."  
Animals are the only "things" hit by hunter bullets.  People have been wounded, even killed.
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WHEN DO HUNTERS BECOME HOGS?
-- GAME HOGS?
When They Act As If They “Own” the Wildlife?
RIGHT TO LIFE?
DEMOCRACY?
IMPACTS
GAME HOGS?
DISINFORMATION
STRATEGY
BOARD of GAME

Alaska’s Board of Game (BoG) claims that aerial shooting is essential for restoring predator-prey
balances.  Opponents are allegedly ignorant of the underlying science and legislation.

Firing back, those opponents characterize BoG’s $400,000 “educational” efforts as unadulterated
propaganda to maximize hunter harvest, no matter what the cost to other users or how offensive its
methods are to the public.

In BoG’s view, consumptive users are like horses allowed to eat oats from a trough; everyone else should
be happy with any oats that pass through a horse’s gut and end up in its dung. That kind of contempt for
large segments of the public is bad enough from private organizations.  It is utterly inappropriate from a
government board.

Pardon us for believing that Alaska’s wildlife belongs to all of us, and that when management plans are
devised, all user groups should be on a more-or-less equal footing.  Every effort should be made to share
resources to meet the needs of as many people as possible, rather than helping any special interest
group to hog most of the “game.”

No matter how much you or we enjoy eating moose or caribou, we cannot pay bills with it.  But Alaskans in
a wide range of jobs (gas stations, restaurants, grocery stores, sporting goods stores, air and water taxi
services, guides, etc. ) do pay bills with ecotourism dollars, the state’s second largest industry.  It’s long
past time that designated seats on BoG and local Advisory Committees were balanced across the whole
spectrum of user groups.
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PRO-LIFE?  
Homepage of ALASKA'S PREDATOR HOLOCAUST
Index of  Bear  Webpages
Bear Viewing Association
To watch, to wonder, and to conserve
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Ph/Fax (907) 260-9059 (Office)
39200 Alma Ave.    Soldotna, AK  99669
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Answers to questions commonly asked by wildlife viewers on the topics listed below:
Bear Viewing Association
To watch, to wonder, and to conserve
gobearviewing@hotmail.com
Ph/Fax (907) 260-9059 (Office)
39200 Alma Ave.    Soldotna, AK  99669
bear viewing Alaska, bear photography, bear safety, bear behavior
(c) 2016 S. Stringham
Index of  Bear  Webpages
Bear Viewing Association
To watch, to wonder, and to conserve
gobearviewing@hotmail.com
Ph/Fax (907) 260-9059 (Office)
39200 Alma Ave.    Soldotna, AK  99669
bear viewing Alaska, bear photography, bear safety, bear behavior



Answers to questions commonly asked by wildlife viewers on the topics listed below:
Bear Viewing Association
To watch, to wonder, and to conserve
gobearviewing@hotmail.com
Ph/Fax (907) 260-9059 (Office)
39200 Alma Ave.    Soldotna, AK  99669
bear viewing Alaska, bear photography, bear safety, bear behavior
(c) 2016 S. Stringham