With the Winter season upon us it is time for the AC's to be meeting, and hearing data from the Biologist , Hopefully all the units got counted. ( i know i did my part more on that later)
so the angst of cow hunting is upon the members of the AC's yet again. and they will have to vote to abolish or allow them yet another year..
many of the old school thought do not want to hear or believe the biologist for various reasons, they seen the herd crash when it peaked in the 70's about the time cow hunts started up then, and are leery of it happening now
there are those that only want more moose... and limiting herd size is not understandable to them..
some are simply against shooting females
some want more bull moose, and resent the SF/50 regulation while having any bull tags out there. and use the cow hunts as leverage to try to get back to any bull anytime.
some want big bulls all the time
and some just want meat, don't care if it is bulls or cows.. they are just sick of not seeing a legal moose.
some understand herd management and believe that cow harvest is a necessary evil to maintain a healthy ungulate population.
perceptions are based solely upon what each person witnessed during the hunting season. for many it was a few days here and there, for many it was 1-7-15 days and for some it was the 2 weeks prior to 2 weeks after season for time in the field..
so for the most part Cow hunts are only open to Alaska residents. so please do not vote in the poll if you are not eligible to hunt them..
a short poll that will in no way meet all the concerns or view points just do the best you can... space is limited here so i can not get enough questions in the spaces...