I tried to go to the "Defenders" website and I filled out my letter in opposition to legislation to stop ariel wolf hunting as they put it. When I clicked on the send button here I got that I was "not eligible" to send the message.
I also responded to the ADN article.
Please email them at:
here is the letter I sent them email:
I am a long life Alaskan. I believe this legislation is unconstitutional based on the fact that each state has a right to manage their own fish and game.
I am also a subsistence hunter. If there are no moose or caribou, because bears and wolves have decimated the stock, then my family goes hungry.
Before you pass un-needed legislation, I would ask that you fully understand the issues at had and visit the bush in Alaska. Understand what subsistence is and how it affects the people of Alaska. I must warn you that you will have to use an out house as we do not have running water as many in bush Alaska.
If Defenders of Wildlife are "really" interested in these wolves, then I would like to see them offer the people of Alaska funds to capture and relocate these animals from their own funds. Otherwise I would say "no thank you Defenders" you do NOT represent the best interests of the people of Alaska.
Furthermore the Alaska State Constitution guarantees my right to s "sustained yield."
The Constitution of the State of Alaska
Adopted by the Constitutional Convention February 5, 1956
Ratified by the People of Alaska April 24, 1956
Became Operative with the Formal Proclamation of Statehood January 3, 1959
Article 8 - Natural Resources
§ 1. Statement of Policy
It is the policy of the State to encourage the settlement of its land and the development of its resources by making them available for maximum use consistent with the public interest.
§ 2. General Authority
The legislature shall provide for the utilization, development, and conservation of all natural resources belonging to the State, including land and waters, for the maximum benefit of its people.
§ 3. Common Use
Wherever occurring in their natural state, fish, wildlife, and waters are reserved to the people for common use.
§ 4. Sustained Yield
Fish, forests, wildlife, grasslands, and all other replenishable resources belonging to the State shall be utilized, developed, and maintained on the sustained yield principle, subject to preferences among beneficial uses.