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    Thumbs up Can't wait to hunt Wood Bison! YUM!

    http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/story/450744.html


    2000lbs of MEAT!

    & Gotta love all them tofu eatin foos responses to the article! LOL!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gogoalie View Post
    http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/story/450744.html


    2000lbs of MEAT!

    & Gotta love all them tofu eatin foos responses to the article! LOL!!!
    Ahh your just a blood thirsty killer:rolleyes::D

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    Default Rabbit food is increasing...

    however, the price of one reusable arrow stays the same...:D

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    We won't see this in our life time. I say about 30 years from now they will be hunted.

    I love that we have them coming back..
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    Red face with today's modern technology...

    and rampant use of fertility drugs in the 15 mins of Fame talk shows, with all them women trying to out do them quintuplet, sextuplet, octuplet babies, & getting free minivans & multi family houses outta the deal, I wonder why we can't do that, & speed up the process...;) :P

    "So Mrs. Wood Bison, how long have you been trying to become fertile?"

    "Well, you know Maury (tears streaming down her furry cheeks, her two toed hoof clenched with Mr. Bison's two toed hoof) I've been trying to have children since I mooooved(sorry, pun intended, she could have bovine genetics) to Alaska in 2008, & I contacted the doctor, & he gave me the prescription ____________(enter pharmacuticle fertility drug here) & my husband was taking Viagra, Cialis & Levitra combined, & before this they even had some farmers try unsucessfully to artifcially inseminate me (OH THE NERVE!) with Mr. Bison's seed, & all for (more crying) naught!"

    Maury hands Mrs. Bison a tissue..."Well, you know what Mrs. Bison! Have we got a surprise for you today!"

    "No you didn't!" She looks to Mr. Bison, smiling wiping away tears...

    "Oh yes we do! It's a 50 acre field of hay! just for you & your Decatuplets!! all free!"

    (Crowd cheers)....

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    gogoalie:
    Heavy Man. Good Post, Good Idea.

    Especially, considering that their hind quarters will be easier to pack out, compared to a Moose. Why Moose might even become obsolete.
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    I see that the Turner Foundation footed a big part of the bill. I wonder if old Ted knew we planned to eat them??

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKDoug View Post
    I see that the Turner Foundation footed a big part of the bill. I wonder if old Ted knew we planned to eat them??

    You can actually hunt bison on his ranches

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    That was pretty entertaining wasn't it. The greenies just don't seem to be able to understand. Do they think all the little furry creatures get together on Friday nights and visit or what? I think that if they would spend the kind of money that sportsmen do on real conservation instead of propaganda then maybe I would have more time to listen, not that it would ever happen anyway. We love having the bison wandering around Delta here now. It is pretty amazing to sit out in the fields and watch those mountains of meat. Someday I will get to eat my own.

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    Well it ain't a done deal yet; we still have to get the feds to agree to the 10(j) clause of the Endangered Species Act and list them as an experimental population, and that has been the largest sticking point so far.

    If they are reintroduced after a couple years and everything goes as planned though, we are looking at a few drawing permits well before thirty years. And if they reintroduce some to the Yukon Flats area it is gonna be a boon for both the bison and supplying some much-needed meat to local communities. Kudos to Bob Stephenson and Randy Rodgers from ADFG...this has been (and continues to be) a long hard road so far.

    One of the best things to come out of this was the broad support from orgs not normally associated with hunting; various conservation orgs etc. Overall this was a really good conservation project that showed we can get broad support and that other orgs recognize the contributions hunters make. I think it's important too that hunters recognize that conservation orgs can be on our side too.

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    Question Minto Flats....

    Bushrat...

    I was under the impression that Minto Flats were to be the initial release area, in part because the Feds don't have any control over them there. Am I incorrect?

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    Rick,

    You are correct that Minto Flats will be the first release site. They are also still hoping to do a release shortly after that in the Yukon Flats area. Our org supported Yukon Flats as first priority cuz it is much larger chunk of good habitat and would allow for larger herd growth size:
    http://alaskabackcountryhunters.org/...20comments.pdf

    But there were still problems with USFWS and future hunting allocations and private lands issues. All of that is in the comments we sent in above.

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    "2000lbs of MEAT!"

    Actually more like 1000 to 1200 lbs. from a 2000 lb animal. And if it is a mature bull (read trophy animal) thats 1000 lbs of bad meat.

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    so the REAL question is......


    How do you keep the locals from eating them BEFORE they take hold and prosper.... 53 animals could last 53 days in the right spot.....maybe they should put some up by point hope.....one wood bison = 6caribou...
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