I just joined this organization after attending a very informative meeting last night at Loussac Library. There is another meeting Thursday 12/18/08, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. I encourage all of you to attend and learn about the vital work that SFW is doing. http://www.sfwsfh.org/
SFW started a project in Unit 16 by raising money and establishing hunting camps for ordinary hunters such as me. They reasoned that few hunters hunt this area because of limited access and expense. They set up baiting stations for bears and fully equipped camps for hunters. The increased harvest of bears has already resulted in increasing populations of moose. SFW started in Utah, 1993 and they have seen 500% increase in game populations. We need this in AK imho.
Rick Kinmon will be presenting predator hunting strategies.
You will also learn about a ballistic compensating scope manufactured in the Night Force plant. Videos of long distant, one shot kills will be shown. Pretty amazing shots, e.g., a coyote taken in excess of 1000 yards, elk at 700+ yards.