Subsistence hunts should be for Alaska residence with limited income. Not anyone who happens to live in a specified area.
The state plan of 50" 4 bow tine --NO spike fork moose was to get the bull to cow ratio up.
Federal subsistence hunt for unit 15 [August 10-September 20 and October 20-November 10] is the Ninilchik Rural Subsistence Area and is for any resident in that area only. Regardless of income.
This is a bunch of BS........they will kill the moose the state is trying to protect.
Right now the breeding bulls are very vulnerable. You can walk within 20 feet of a breeding bull and he won't care. He is only interested in cows.
I am a meat hunter...NOT a trophy hunter, so rely on spike fork moose for meat. I live on a fixed social security income NOT a $100,000 a year job.
This is a discrimination hunt. We need the governor and all the representatives in the state to step up and make this right for all residents in the state of Alaska.
This is happening all over the state where most of the Alaskan residents are discriminated against for not living in a specified area.
Anyone living in these specified areas can subsistence fish in the Kenai river for salmon. It is NOT right that they can fish in this area and we can not hunt in their area.
This is pure discrimination no matter how you look at it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I've lived in Alaska 40 plus years. Raised my family here. We have always relied on hunting, fishing and our garden to get us thru the year. I have raised our kids to subsist this way and now we don't live in the Federal subsistence area to allow us to continue to subsist on moose.
Don't take my word for it----get the Subsistence Management Regulations for the Harvest of Wildlife on Federal Public Lands in Alaska. Effective July1, 2010-June 30,2012
See for yourself and compare these to our state hunting regulations.
definition of subsistence......1.the act or fact of living or staying alive; existence. 2.a way to stay alive and support oneself; livelihood [Hunting and a little farming gave the pioneers a fair subsistence.]