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State to pay $400,000 to educate residents on wolf killing

...Board to determine how the $400,000 should be spent, Clarke said. They hope to start the campaign by this fall. Tom Banks, an Alaska-based spokesman for Defenders of Wildlife said the timing of the education campaign makes it propaganda...
Predator control program takes aim at black bears

...predator control done with bad science." Game board chairman Cliff Judkins did not immediately return a call for comment. Tom Banks, Alaska associate for Defenders of Wildlife, a group fighting the state's predator control program in the courts...
Groups move to stop Alaska wolf 'bounty'

...They would like to call it an incentive but ... it qualifies as a bounty by the common meaning of the word," said Tom Banks, an Alaska associate for Defenders of Wildlife. Matt Robus, director of the Division of Wildlife Conservation for the...
State agency says hunt of sanctuary bears is ill-advised

...Defenders of Wildlife with more than 28,000 comments from people concerned about the future of the McNeil River bears. Tom Banks, Alaska associate with Defenders of Wildlife, said it gathered the comments after sending out an e-mail alert to its...
Congressman aims to shoot down wolf control program

...hunt to maintain their survival are significantly crossing the boundaries when they try to dictate to those that do." Tom Banks, Alaska representative for Defenders of Wildlife, said the conservation group with over 540,000 members - about 5...
Judge says state must stop wolf 'bounties'

...predicament not lost on critics. "I think it was ill-advised to propose the bounty program in the first place," said Tom Banks, an Alaska associate for Defenders of Wildlife. "We think it would be a great idea for the state to put the money from...
Board delays decision about wolf pup killing

...the young of any species when they are most vulnerable will never gain any degree of broad public acceptance," said Tom Banks, Defenders' Alaska representative. The state already is conducting wolf control in game management unit 19A near Aniak...
Lawmakers take up predator control bill

...for political reasons but without attention to whether such a program is fiscally prudent or biologically sound," said Tom Banks, the group's Alaska representative. Some hunting groups also had reservations over the bill. Mark Richards, co-chairman...
Predator control program OK'd for southern Alaska Peninsula

...Saxby, instructed the board to discuss the arguments in the proposal in detail on the record in the event of a lawsuit. Tom Banks, the Alaska representative for Defenders of Wildlife, which submitted proposals to terminate three of the state's...
Oppose aerial gunning bill

...measure and who will listen to the decision we make. The bill threatens both of these standards and should not pass. Tom Banks Alaska representative, Defenders of Wildlife Anchorage


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