I am voting no because I believe this initiative will make it impossible to manage Alaska's moose and caribou for abundance.
It is far more environmentally sound for Alaskans to eat wild game than beef, pork, and lamb imported from farms and ranches in other parts of the world. Domestic livestock are raised using oil, chemical fertilizers, pesticides and hormones. Livestock production reduces wildlife populations as their habitats are eliminated for more and more domestic meat.
By comparison Alaska moose and caribou are raised using......willows and lichens in wildlands. Their abundance is made possible by occasional predator control. After control periods, predators return. It has worked that way in the 35+ years I have personally observed this.
Without the possibility of control -- and make no mistake, this initiative would eliminate control -- moose and caribou numbers will dramatically diminish in some areas.
This initiative will hurt Alaskans in the long run. It will be especially painful for people living in rural areas. In contrast, the initiative has been helpful for the Outside "anti" groups....it has been wonderful for fund raising, I'm sure.
Ballot initiatives should be banned in Alaska. They are decided based on TV, radio and newspaper advertising, and who can distill complex issues best into "sound bites" and short little memorable phrases. It seems to me that they are usually decided based on who can spend the most money....not careful deliberation.