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When Alaska is Tamed, Tourists Will Have Little Reason to Visit

Letters / Anchorage Daily News / August 26, 2006


Allowing hunting in the McNeil River State Game Refuge is to me, and I would hope to many Alaskans, the ultimate betrayal ("Grizzly displays: Sight of a lifetime," Aug. 13).

Each day we lose more habitat. Each year the moose population is diminished by automobiles. Wolves are slaughtered from the air, and to consider allowing hunters to shoot conditioned bears that choose to pose for pictures and allow humans to intrude on their territory without fear is beyond my comprehension. What possible challenge or thrill could one attain in shooting a bear that thinks you are there to take photographs?

When we have lost the wild Alaska, what do you think will attract tourism? Surely not to pose with Gov. Frank Murkowski.
---- Patricia Eckhoff / Willow

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