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Predator Control

Viewpoints / SitNews / November 27, 2004

Kevin Duffy didn't mention in his article on predator control in Alaska what happens when the number of "Alaskans" desiring moose,caribou,and other prey species grows to a point at which there is nothing left for any of the bears,wolves,or other predators after the human predators get their desired take.

The handwriting appears to be on the wall. Carrying capacity of Alaskan wildlife and the habitat that supports that wildlife has its limit and that limit will simply not support unlimited growth of human predation and habitat preemption. So wildlife management becomes increasingly like game farming using the whole Alaskan landscape for its boundaries. In short, the "wild" gets removed from wildlife.

Mike Sallee / Ketchikan AK


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