Biologists have the necessary knowledge to avoid such problems. Managers just need to apply it.
Recent piece by Fish & Game commissioner perpetuates false notion that it's ignorant outsiders who oppose extreme predator control. Actually, in two elections most Alaskans voted against it.
Since 1994, Alaska has killed thousands of wolves and bears, but intensive game management doesn't account for the complexities of natural systems.
A look at the numbers suggests all that killing of wolves and bears has yielded scant gain for moose hunters.
In 1922, Adolph Murie traveled to Mt. McKinley National Park with his brother Olaus to study the new national park’s caribou herd. For the next 50 years, Adolph observed wildlife in the park, gathered much objective information, and contributed greatly to policy issues influencing the park’s management. In 1939 Murie began a three-year study of wolves … Continue reading Board of Game shrugs at wolf pack’s demise
OPINION: Feds stick to sound science, hunting ethics in keeping Alaska's extreme predator control measures out of national wildlife refuges.
OPINION: More wolves would be nice, but the real purpose of Denali buffer zone is to maintain packs that people can actually see and hear.
OPINION: The Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the Alaska Board of Game's failure to provide leadership on hunting ethics is a breach of their responsibility to the public.
When Corey Rossi was appointed director of Wildlife Conservation in the Department of Fish and Game, over 50 former ADF&G wildlife biologists sent a strongly worded letter of "no confidence" to Commissioner Cora Campbell.
The recent article about wolves apparently killing a dog in Eagle River "Bolder wolves fray resident's nerves," ADN, Nov. 8) suggests that wolves are becoming more bold and more used to people, thereby posing more danger than in the past. In my view, these claims are unfounded.
With Tuesday's primary election just five days away, we'll be hearing more and more about Ballot Measure 2, the initiative banning private citizens from shooting predators with airplanes.