I am new to this forum. I registered because a friend told me about the 4 pages of comments on the Ninilchik Subsistence Moose Hunt and the bull that was killed last fall.
I have read all the comments and want to share a few of my thoughts.
I live in Ninilchik. I know people on both sides of this issue. I know the gentleman that shot this moose. I realize this is a very tough subject and I felt there were alot of good points made in this thread.
As a United States Citizen I find a great difference between the Constitutional Declaration of "All Men are created equal" and what I see going on every where in our country. All men are clearly not equal in the eyes of our government. I could write a book on the endless ways our government shows preference to specific groups.
So what do you do? Do you blame the guy that shot the moose? I hope not. From my perspective he was hunting in a legal season and shot a legal moose. Congrads to him on getting the trophy of a lifetime. I know him personally. He does not live in a 3 story house with new cars, wheelers, and snow machines as ALASKACANOE described. He lives in a small cabin. He is a Veteran who fought in Vietnam and paid a hard price for doing so. He is dealing with a serious illness in his household. He very much lives a subsistence lifestyle even trapping locally to make extra money to pay his bills. He hunted during the regular season and wasnt lucky enough to get a moose. So he went out in the late season which he was qualified to hunt. He only wanted the meat. This man is not a trophy hunter just a meat hunter. He was just hoping to score a spike. Well out walked that big boy. He shot him. I would have too.
Whether I agree or disagree with the Hunt it is not this hunters fault the rule is that way. He was just feeding his family. He is not a man of great financial means. I felt many of the threads in this forum lost sight of the fact their problem is with the rule and should not be aimed at the hunter.
I wonder if KENAIMIKE told this hunter he was going to post the pictures all over the internet and use them to express his political views? Based on his post he makes it sound like that was his intent from the begining. He implied he went along with his friend just to see this big moose killed in this hunt he disagrees with. Did you congradulate him to his face before you turned around and slammed him on the internet?
Just for the Record. The comment made that a plane was flying over and saw all kinds of moose killed is BULL CRAP. I live here and talk to alot of people in our small community. This is the only bull anyone knows of that was taken during this season. Dont let lies like this add fuel to the fire.
I thought the best comments made on the entire thread were by MARCUS. Very good points and very well said Marcus. I wish we all had the sense to think like you. I wish we all had the share and share alike attitude instead of the "what about me" attitude our country is overwhelmed by.
On the issue of Boone and Crocket. Take that up with them. How many thousands of hunts are the average Joe left out of because of the money involved. Rich guys can basically buy their way into the book. Getting a B and C trophy is not a level playing field any way you look at it. People need to forget about it and just enjoy the tradition of hunting and if something is a trophy to you and you are blessed with the meat RIGHT ON! Otherwise WHO FRICKEN CARES! We are so greedy and jealous as a society. It is very sad.
With all this said I want to point out a quote from President Lincoln:
"If you dont like the Law, change the Law. But, until then live by the Law"
Big Brother is out of control. But, to fight him you need unity and numbers.