I would think that most people who view the Alaska Outdoors Directory are truly big game hunters. Also I would think that most people who hunt in Alaska would prefer that predator/prey management regulations be made by Alaska's Board of Game through what is by far the most open to the public wildlife management process in the world. (Unfortunately because the process is so open it does draw allot of attention from national and local Anti-hunting and trapping zealots)
The Board of Game and the near 80 statewide Fish & Game Advisory Committees, with their 15 members elected from their local communities, plus all the hunting organizations and individuals who participate in the Boards process are having their interests mitigated each time the Anti's get another wildlife initiative on the ballot for statewide elections.
Unless the state can get the current Ballot Measure 2 knocked off the primary ballot this next August 26th we will be voting whether to ban aircraft assisted predator control yet again.
Aircraft assisted predator reduction is the most effective tool that wildlife managers have. It targets the predators who are causing declines in numbers of moose, caribou, Dall sheep, Mt. goats, and now muskox populations.
When prey populations are below what is necessary to meet subsistence needs non-resident hunters are the first to get cut, it's already happening over much of Alaska. Therefore non-resident hunters should be the first to step up to the plate and help defeat these anti-hunting ballot measures. Since non-residents can't vote in state elections their only way to help is by countering the $100,000s of advertising dollars coming into Alaska to influence Alaska voters to vote for the ban.
Alaskans and non-resident hunters alike can help defeat the current anti-hunting ballot measure by supporting the Alaskans for Professional Wildlife Management (APWM). Information on APWMs efforts and how you can lend your support to defeat the Ballot Measure 2 can be found at:
Once you have signed yourself up, please pass this information to everyone you know. An overwhelming show of support will be very helpful in this campaign.