Is anyone as disappointed as I am to see the new Unit 13 Tier II Caribou regulations that require you salvage the head, hide, and kidneys, and keep the meat attached to bone including the ribs until transported from the field?
Salvage the head? Hide? Kidneys? Salvage means harvest for human consumption, so what are we supposed to do, suck the brains out of the eye ball sockets while playing savage drum music? Salvage the hide? The caribou hide slips when tanned because the hair is hollow. Kidneys are not fit for human consumption.
These new Unit 13 Tier II caribou regulations are arbitrary and capricious, ambiguous, and do not further herd management objectives. No other hunt in Alaska has such requirements, and never have. They deny equal protections of the law, and they infringe and destroy long time customary and traditional subsistence uses.
I encourage everyone to NOT abide by these ridiculous and damaging regulations. The ADFG must be stopped when damaging and destroying fundamental constitutionally protected subsistence use rights! DO NOT follow these foolish regulations! PROTEST! Hunters we must stick together to protect and save our rights! CALL, WRITE, EMAIL the ADFG commissioner, the governor, your legislators, do it NOW!
Does anyone know of any legal court action yet to stop these ridiculous regulations? The Unit 13 Tier II Caribou hunt starts on Aug. 10, 2007.