Alaska steps up predator killing

From ANIMAL PEOPLE, June 2006:

The Alaska Board of Game at a three-day mid-May 2006 meeting
expanded predator killing to increase huntable moose and caribou
populations to cover about 9% of the state; eased restrictions on
land-and-shoot bear hunting using aircraft and bait piles; expanded
five areas that are open to land-and-shoot and aerial wolf-killing,
tripling one of them; added incentives for killing grizzly bears in
two areas; and adopted amendments intended to limit the ability of
opponents of predator killing to challenge the changes in court.
Alaska is now persecuting predators more aggressively than at any
time in approximately 30 years.

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