- Apr 25, 2006
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That would be all of them.
Anyone who boarders Fed lands is a local voice, and who better to speak up? These folks here, and those who live in any other area being Federally managed should get a say. Seems right to me.
If Your, mine, theirs, or our lands, or CityCorp owned lands, Gerneral Foods Corp owned lands, Native tribal lands,etc, etc, etc, have a backyard that is Federal lands and a specific species is low in numbers, its already that way, on all Fed lands. Closing such to everyone but subsistence for locals is the first step toward a closure....
Its policy and procedure for the Feds.
If the lands in which private, or commonly owned or Corporation, Native Tribal lands, or Wallmart land or Honda corps owned lands, etc,etc,etc,etc, etc, etc,..........boarders State lands that have State management, they wont, because when they restrict lands to only subsistence use, all Alaskan residents can still access them. That would still be the first step toward closure as well.
Its State law.
In unit 23, there is exactly one village in the Noatak National Preserve, less than 600 people, right smack in the middle of them lands and its citizens got to comment, as well as have their representation speak up for them in NANA.
Unit 23 is vast, and if hunting sucks on the neighbors good lookin green grass, I quit looking......there other places Id hunt, simply to be successful.
This thread is 49 years too late, so if were looking for change, gotta start with Congress, who lift their fingers to work for the better of this country about as often as a 13 th Moon
It is not 49 years too late. This has only become an issue in the past few years with the flat out abuse of the federal directives for rural preference that took place. There was ZERO justification for the unit 23 closure. The non local harvest was barely even enough to measure. ADF&G came out and said there was no reason for it and did not support it. It was purely a power play by a certain group of people thanks to the political climate that exists in our country.
This new proposal is just more of the same abuse of the system that will continue until somebody with enough money and/or political knowledge stands up and takes this to the supreme court. I have zero faith in congress having the balls to do anything except to continue to pander to the special interests that started this mess.