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Time to Stand Up

Letters / Fairbanks Daily News-Miner / November 8, 2007

To the editor:

I'm writing to support the views and opinions of Thomas Scarborough's Nov. 1, letter.

Unit 13 is an important harvest to many Alaskans. The caribou in Unit 20-A were also an important harvest until the wolves all but wiped them out. Now we are feeding a bunch of wolves and missing out on another harvest.

Talked to the biologist for Unit 20A, and I asked about why we were not controlling predators in Unit 20A so that caribou herd could recover? His response was that the wolves were needed to keep the moose herd in check. Without the wolves the moose herd would explode. I, for one, find this totally unacceptable. We need to do something about the numbers of wolves throughout many parts of the state.

Every time we try and perform predator control we let a group from Outside Alaska come in here and get a court injunction to stop us. We Alaskans need to do something about it. Write your congressman, write your senators, write the governor. Let's get these Outside groups under control so we can do what is necessary to provide us with the harvest we need and want.

Why are we feeding wolves when we should be feeding people? Now the wolves are coming in and eating our pets, isn't it time to do something? Stand up and let your views be heard.

Roggie L. Hunter
North Pole

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