Alaska Outdoor Supersite: Alaska outdoor information
Site Map
Directory -- Businesses serving the Alaska outdoors industry
Areas -- Information about Alaska outdoor areas
Fishing -- Information about fishin in Alaska
Hunting -- Information about Alaska hunting
Magazine -- Articles and photos about the Alaska outdoors
Who is OAC?
* New on
* News & tips by email:
  Alaska Outdoors mailing list
* Email notification of new
  Alaska books and video


Terrain Navigator
CD ROM topographic map coverage for ALL of Alaska

 Terrain Navigator 2001

Click for more information

Complete Catalogs

Alaska Hunting Books
Alaska Fishing Books
Alaska Travel Books

Plan Your
Alaska Trip
with The Milepost

The Milepost

Click here for more information or to
order your copy

Hunting forum

The Alaska
Hunting Forum

[ Return to Contents | Post a Reply | Post a new message ]

Board should listen to "reliable sources"
Posted by bushrat on May 04 2006

This scares me: "To some extent, the BoG answers to the people. I like it that way."

If and when the Board of Game really begins answering to the "people," I think you'd find that hunters would not be represented as much as non-hunters. Someone out there is going to catch on that "beneficial users" also includes wildlife viewers, hikers, river runners, etc. The problem with your line of thinking, and AOC's line of thinking, is that it takes authority and say away from the Department and tries to give it to "the people." This is going to end up biting us in the butt in the future.

Seekins recently tried to amend and add to Fish and Game statutes to redefine exactly who has more say, who is a "reliable source" before the Board. He further wants to empower ACs and Board. In the past, the Board was supposed to derive an opinion based on ADFG's input and advice, along with what the "people" were clamoring for. Now he (and you, apparently) wants to make it so the "people" are just as reliable a source as ADFG as far as wildlife management. There is nothing perfect in this world, or in our system. But changing it to make the "people" have the greatest say in how many moose or wolves or bears or caribou we should have, what type of allocations we have, only makes it less perfect than it is now. ADFG must retain authority and control and they must remain the most "reliable source" for wildlife densities, habitat concerns etc etc. Otherwise, your "people" will change the face of hunting forever in ways we can only imagine.

Best, Mark

Previous: I was wrong martentrapper May 04 2006
Next: Still the same martentrapper May 04 2006

Message Thread:

Post a Reply

Posting to this forum is now disabled. Please visit our new forums

Alaska outdoors ~ home | Areas | Magazine | Directory | Alaska outdoors forums | Alaska boating
Alaska hunting | Alaska fishing | Alaska Outdoors Store | Site Map | About Us

1996 Outdoors America Communications
PO Box 609-W, Delta Junction, AK 99737
Tel. (907) 895-4919