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Armchair Biologists Should Stay Out of the Aerial Wolf Hunting Debate

Letters / Anchorage Daily News / November 17, 2006

The hunting of wolves and bears via the use of aircraft is a logical decision made by highly educated and trained wildlife biologists, many of whom are not even hunters. Any success in halting the aerial hunting program by people who are untrained or uneducated about wildlife biodiversity in ecosystems would be a failure by the state and would negatively impact the people of the state and its natural resource, the wildlife.

The only people who are qualified to discuss whether or not aerial wolf or bear hunting should be conducted are wildlife biologists, simple as that. I'm amused by all the uneducated armchair wildlife biologists we have in this state who believe they know more than some of the best wildlife managers in the world. If you're not aware of who they are, I'll give you a little hint, they're working for the state and their decisions are made in the best interest of balancing the wildlife in an ecosystem that can support them.

---- William Duncan / Wasilla

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