Read it and weep; F&G is actually considering giving large land owners private rights to the herd, and to set aside some of the laws that the rest of us (like hunting season timing) will continue to adhere to:
Click on the link and read it a few times. Its time to set aside petty differences and unite against this.
Of particular interest, find that the people thinking about taking this step, are now identifying what particular parts of the Alaska constitution stand in the way of them taking this step.
Even if you assume best case scenario - that this is a complete action, there will be no follow-on actions, and this is not just a foot in the door thing - its still a horrible prospect.
It is my very clear understanding that this sort of politics type of subject is 100 percent allowed by forum rules, since it is (VERY much so) potentially affecting hunting, but in case I'm wrong, I'll wait to post more details that I would like to, regarding particular reasons why I know this direction to be a very wrong one.
Once I see that the mod-squad here have ok'd the topic, I'll chime back in. I'll just post one last thing here: if you read that article with just a little bit of insight, you'll see that I'm not the first forum member here to speak up against the prospect of this happening.
I propose we stand together now, or we might find ourselves standing for (and with) nothing.