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Critics of bear baiting aim at voters

...say, a poll they commissioned last year shows strong support among Alaskans for such a ban. Doug Pope, a former state game board chairman active in conservation issues, said the influence of sportsmen's organizations in Alaska make it unlikely...
Alaska editorial: Somerville should step down from Game Board

...reinforce the fact that Mr. Somerville is a divisive personality in state game management. No way he can do his job as state Game Board chairman under that cloud. Mr. Somerville blurted it out at a Game Board meeting last month. After a third Copper...
Groups file new aerial hunting suit

...the lawsuit. In January, a state judge ruled that the program allowing aerial-aided killings was invalid. The state Game Board revised the program and it was allowed to go forward. In their lawsuit, the conservation groups are challenging...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Joule, a Kotzebue Democrat. Citizens will still be able to have a voice in the process through advisory boards, the state Game Board and the Legislature. Rep. Eric Croft, an Anchorage Democrat, said he understands that rural Alaskans ``feel...
Group targets wolf-kill program

...concerns raised by the group. The first such aerial wolf control program in a decade in Alaska was approved by the state game board for the McGrath area in 2003. Despite the publicity, the state's tourism numbers are climbing - up last year to...
State Briefs

...named Bruce Baker of Juneau, Caleb Pungowiyi of Kotzebue and Michelle Sparck of Bethel to three-year terms on the state Game Board. They fill the expired terms of Michael Fleagle of McGrath, Greg Roczicka of Bethel and Greg Streveler of Gustavus...
Alaska Digest

Game board to take up bear issues at meeting FAIRBANKS - The state game board has begun a two-week meeting in which it will consider nearly 300 proposals, many of them aimed at killing bears to boost moose...
Wolves: Violent? Yes Threat? No

A wildlife biologist told the state game board Wednesday the notion wolves never attack humans is wrong. Mark McNay, a biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game...
Viagra helpful to bear population: Fact or fiction?

One wouldn't think the state game board would spend time pondering the effects of Viagra, but the sex drug took on new meaning for wildlife managers this month. Alaska...
National Park Service proposes to counteract state hunting changes

...wildlife populations in the preserve," said Kris Fister, spokeswoman for Denali National Park and Preserve.The state game board in March passed a regulation that allows brown bears to be killed at bait stations in three different game management...


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