Clearly, killing bear cubs or wolf pups in their dens would create a firestorm of controversy and protest if that happened in, say, Yellowstone, or Smoky Mountains, or Isle Royal NP. But in Alaska, the BoG considers it necessary on National Preserve lands. BoG is supposed to represent the State's interests, so I assume they do. Fair enough. But those lands do not belong to the State of Alaska. They belong to everyone in the United States. All of us. As we all know, the United States bought the entire territory from Russia, with Congressionally-appropriated taxpayer dollars. So those lands don't belong just to the residents of the Great Land.
Killing bears in dens is a customary and traditional food gathering activity practiced by countless generations of Alaska Natives; an activity that was occurring long before any Russians arrived. NPS should be ashamed of themselves for trampling on this sustainable tradition in the name of ignorant PC policies.