The U.S. House of Representatives has recently voted to overturn a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rule on forbidding the baiting, trapping and "denning" of bears and wolves in Alaska's national wildlife refuges. They are looking to reduce the bear and wolf populations so hunters will have more moose and caribou to kill.
They made some good points in the article as to what this could do to the state's revenue. As stated in the article that animal watching, in fact, brings Alaska more tourism dollars than hunting does, according to Alaska's Department of Fish and Game.
If I lived in the state of Alaska, I am not sure how I would feel about this being passed. I don't think that it is far to the animals to be killed while in their dens. That isn't giving the animal a fair advantage to run and hide which I thought hunting was all about giving the animal a fair advantage. And then there is the point of having more moose and caribou to put food on the tables for families, which I totally understand that as well. As my husband and myself hope for deer and other animals to put food on our table.
What are your thoughts if this could happen in the state you lived in?
If you would like to read the full article, you can read it here.