To the editor:
I wrote a Community Perspective column opposing the Fortymile Caribou Herd predator-control program that was published on May 28: "Wolf control expansion plan is shortsighted at best." In that column, I pointed out that I am a longtime and current hunter, fisher, and trapper, and why I opposed the radical plan to kill 80 percent of the wolves over 18,750 square miles and 60 percent of grizzly bears over 4,000 square miles.
The News-Miner inadvertently left out my e-mail address and relevant Web site information.
For those hunters who also oppose this radical and unwarranted predator control program and wish to help us put some common sense back into wildlife management and what "pro-hunting" really means, please feel free to write me at Alaska Backcountry Hunters and Anglers for more information. We are a group of dedicated hunters and anglers devoted to family, tradition, solitude, health, and the freedom the backcountry experience provides. We need your help to turn things around.
Reach us by e-mail at Alaskabha@starband.net . Our Web site is www.backcountryhunters.org.
Mark Richards / Eagle