Are you ready for the helicopter transport of "hunters" who participate in any bear control programs? Are you ready for the snaring of black bears?
Above link, scroll down to the Unit 16 Intensive Management plan.
Here is a link to the actual A&Rs (Analysis and Recommendations):
Scroll down to proposal 170.
I was told that the Department would not support the snaring of black bears or helicopter transport of hunters who participate under a control permit unless many "details" were first worked out. There are no details within these plans. None. Nada. It is a flat-out lie that all this will be "closely monitored" by the Department. Alaska Wildlife Troopers opposed it all because they knew it couldn't be closely monitored. And sheesh, big game guides can get a control permit and then clients can fly out in helicopters??? What the hell is going on here...I am both saddened and ashamed that this is being pushed by so-called "hunters."