If I remember correctly when I moved to the Kenai in 1980 you could shoot 3 black bears per year and there were no meat salvage requirements. There was also a spring and fall brown bear season that started to late in the spring and to early in the fall. It seemed as though we had more moose then and a lot fewer bear problems. Now after many years and lots of bear maulings and DLP shootings we have a brown bear season if you win a draw permit. How many of you would hunt black bears more often if you were not required to salvage the meat? Last time I checked it was believed the bears ate about 1/2 the moose calves every year. There are lots more black bears then brown bears so they have to be eating more moose calves. I for one would like to see the 3 black bear per year and no meat salvage requirement again. At least for a few years to help the moose population out. I just like moose meat more then black bear meat. And if black bear meat is such a prized meal does the meat have to be salvaged in the rest of the state? Isn't the West side of Cook Inlet a same day fly and shoot area for black bears? I am really not trying to start a argument about ethics, only shooting what you eat and how much better a berry fed black bear is then other meat. I am more interested in why in some parts of the state the moose population is a priority and it does not seem to be on the Kenai.