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Who do you trust.
Posted by martentrapper on May 06 2006
Let me get this clear, Mark.....and Dave, and whoever. You don't trust folks like Mike Fleagle, Carl Morgan, Paul Johnson(a native from Unalakleet just appointed to the BoG) to make wise choices? Is that correct? Have you ever met any of these people? Ever had a beer in a bar with them? Ever been to church with them? Have you ever seen them discuss issues with the people their decisions effect? Have you ever wondered if any of them are just as concerned about wildlife management as you?
However, you do trust biologists........simply because they are "scientists"? Apparently a college degree makes one immune to personal opinion? Biologists never have their own agenda.....right?
Sorry mark...no way would I support a regulating body that isn't answerable to the electorate. BoG members only serve for 3 years, unless reappointed. If their decisions are unpopular they will not be reappointed. What I see is someone who doesn't trust his neighbors. I don't agree with that.
Walt, I'm disappointed to see you use the word "balance" HOGWASH. Nature balances nothing. Our ecosystems are in constant change. What may be balanced today will be too muich or too little tomnorrow. The WACH is a perfect example of that. I'm also disappointed to see you speak of "nature" as if we are not a part of it. We are. What we do is not wrong, or right. It just is. I refuse to accept the idea that their is something wrong with our presence on this planet.
I like wild places too. Unfortunately, my body has physical limits. It would be impractical for me to walk 20 miles, harvest a moose, and then try and get that meat back home before it spoiled, or was eaten by wild animals. Motorized equipment has it's place.
I like AK45s statement of middle ground. Fortunately for the people who oppose hunting........that middle ground doesn't exist.
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