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Old 01-18-2012, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Very close to water
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Default Not just for bears, Kenai aerial wolf shoot

Aerial control | Peninsula Clarion
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Old 01-18-2012, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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I've read the different articles and they've tabled this discuss until May... they are trying to get the Moose population back and they believe this would help... I don't live in Alaska so I can't really comment but are wolf and browns really that big of a problem ??? I've read the comments and this isn't a very popular decission with the commentors.. Sounds crazy to me but would love to hear what you guys think about this..
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Old 01-18-2012, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Palmer
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I've read the different articles and they've tabled this discuss until May... they are trying to get the Moose population back and they believe this would help... I don't live in Alaska so I can't really comment but are wolf and browns really that big of a problem ??? I've read the comments and this isn't a very popular decission with the commentors.. Sounds crazy to me but would love to hear what you guys think about this..
I'm in favor decreasing the predators in areas where it is needed. Some areas over 80% of the calves are killed before their first year.
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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I've read the different articles and they've tabled this discuss until May... they are trying to get the Moose population back and they believe this would help... I don't live in Alaska so I can't really comment but are wolf and browns really that big of a problem ??? I've read the comments and this isn't a very popular decision with the commenter's.. Sounds crazy to me but would love to hear what you guys think about this..
Alaska for the most part has a pretty good predator control population outside of the bleeding hearts that want to stop all of it. The reason we have such high numbers of predators is that the State is controlling the numbers.

If you get too many predators, they will crash a moose or caribou populating to almost nothing in a few years, and then when the those critters are gone, you have all the bears and wolf in high numbers that can't survive, and they in turn starve and die off. The balance is to keep the number where they all can survive in a natural habitat instead of crashing where it takes decades to recover. Yeah, the big argument is that is because man is hunting them.... Man has been hunting too for thousands of years, and the boom and bust of animals crashing has been going on long before that, man has just been leveling it out.

Wolf have become some kind of "Noble" critter for these people that live in cities.. If they ever really see what they do to a moose it would break your heart, pure torcher... But they are just a wild animal like everything else.

A bunch of years ago I had two wolves corner my kids Dalmatian in the yard, I heard her growling very loudly, looked out the window and she was backed up to the garage. I shot the first one and the second one had a really stupid look on it's face when I shot it half a second later. This was about the same time as all the bears had been dropped off out behind my place (large area) and the food animals were being killed off by both the bear and wolf to where they were starting to come into people's yards to find food.

I love to listen to them howl at night when I'm out at the cabin, and I have them come around to my cabin at night and **** on the steps to mark their territory so I do it back to them along my runway... Guess I won, because they quit sneaking up to the cabin at night!
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Maple Lake, MN
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A couple years ago I watched caribou run down our road for the trees, had moose in the yard on a regular basis....we watched wolves circle on the outskirts of our yard and watched my dogs and kids at the time when outside....
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:26 PM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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To keep the poacher population down, should a law be passed making it legal to aerial shoot them?
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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To keep the poacher population down, should a law be passed making it legal to aerial shoot them?
That would work for me!

When ever we have a "Potlatch" in the area, they are suppose to get one moose for the ordeal, but about ten moose are shot, many are just partially salvaged, the rest is just wasted and that really upsets me.
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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I've read the different articles and they've tabled this discuss until May... they are trying to get the Moose population back and they believe this would help... I don't live in Alaska so I can't really comment but are wolf and browns really that big of a problem ??? I've read the comments and this isn't a very popular decission with the commentors.. Sounds crazy to me but would love to hear what you guys think about this..
There are a lot of wolves and bears in the Kenai Peninsula. The reason why is because of its proximity to waters where salmon are plentiful. Each year we have people mauled by bears in the Kenai Peninsula.
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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To keep the poacher population down, should a law be passed making it legal to aerial shoot them?
Should we shoot egg poachers, too
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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Should we shoot egg poachers, too
OH, Oh... I see this heading towards a cute gal getting some seagull eggs off a cliff....
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