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Anchorage committee ejects ex-member from meeting

...A former committee member was ejected after he showed up at a meeting of an Anchorage fish and game advisory group. Wade Willis was suspended from the group last month, but he sat with committee members Tuesday night. Committee chairman Steve...
State moves toward legalized bear trapping

...looks at the barbaric management techniques that the state of Alaska has regressed to? We don't need that," said Wade Willis, an ex-wildlife worker-turned-agency watchdog. Under the proposed regulations, any black bear, including sows...
Brown bears added to Alaska bait-snare program

...Not only will they chew their foot off, they can also easily maim themselves to the point that they are crippled," Wade Willis, an ex-wildlife worker and now an agency watchdog, told The Associated Press last year. Willis is a member of Defenders...
Game Board expands predator control program

...nature of the Board of Game and the (Department of Fish and Game) to be successful," Defenders of Wildlife spokesman Wade Willis told the Anchorage Daily News. "Their backs are against the wall. Really how much farther can you go?" he said...
Alaska tourism industry pleads for more money

...Municipality of Anchorage reported bed tax revenue was down 17 percent caused by a fewer visitors and reduced room rates. Wade Willis of Anchorage's Vision Quest Adventures, which he described as a "mom and pop guiding business," said the state...
Threatened by aerial spraying

...blatant disregard for the health of our environment and its citizens. Senate Bill 233 and House Bill 314 are attempting to address these concerns by Alaskans. Please contact your representative and show your support. Wade Willis Anchorage
Board to consider expanding predator control

...Another proposal would bar nonresidents from hunting for moose and caribou in areas where there is predator control. Wade Willis, a former state wildlife biologist and program critic, said allowing nonresidents to hunt in those areas defeats the...
Game board poised to legalize black bear trapping

...they met meeting notification requirements and have given the public adequate time to weigh in. Fish and Game watchdog Wade Willis, a former agency employee, said special meetings are called for "unanticipated" events. This special meeting was...
Agency seeks delay in bear trap plan move the issue to the special meeting because it was more of a concern to people in Southcentral than Southeast. Wade Willis, a Fish and Game watchdog and former employee, said Valkenburg's request "does absolutely nothing." The board...
State: Wolf, bear hunts increasing moose, caribou

...needs of commercial guides and nonresident trophy hunters - not the subsistence needs of rural Alaskans, he said. Wade Willis, a former Fish and Game biologist and outspoken critic of the program, agrees. It looks like predator control is...


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