What others say: Alaska regains wildlife management control

  • By Ketchikan Daily News editorial
  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017 1:38pm
  • Opinion

Alaska will take that win.

On its way out the door of the White House, former President B.H. Obama’s administration imposed new regulations on federal land in Alaska.

The regulations banned the use of specific predator control hunting methods on more than 76 million acres of federal land. The Fish and Wildlife had imposed the restrictions last year.

It banned bear baiting, hunting via aircraft and killing predator animals in their dens. Most of those practices already are prohibited in Alaska.

The main concern wasn’t the regulations specifically, but that Alaska should be in control of its wildlife management.

That control is returned to Alaska through House Bill 69, the handiwork of Congressman Don Young. It passed both the House and Senate, and President Donald J. Trump signed it this week.

— Ketchikan Daily News,

April 6

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