The feds have rolled back hunting regulations in Alaska. You can now hunt black bears, including cubs and sows with cubs, with artificial light at den sites.
I suppose it works good to blind them, they will never know what hit them. Kablaam! They will never see it coming.
You can now bait black and brown bears too.
You can also decimate whole packs of wolves and coyotes, including pups, during the denning season.
You can now murder caribou while they are swimming. I don't know why you would want to, you might even get wet, but obviously my puny brain can not penetrate the deep recesses of the mind of the great caribou hunter.
You can also now hunt caribou from a moving motorboat. That sounds very sporting.
But that is not all.
Separately, the Fish and Wildlife Service said in its statement Wednesday it will propose changes affecting rules for the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.Looks like you hunters are in like Flynn. Mike Flynn. You can now scoot from previously criminal behavior courtesy of the current administration. Have a ball, sickos. Bait, blind and butcher to your heart's content.
The changes at the refuge, the most-visited in Alaska, would allow:
• State-regulated harvest of brown bears at registered bait stations.
• State-regulated trapping.
• The discharge of firearms along the Kenai and Russian rivers from Nov. 1 to April 30, in accordance with state law.
• Increased access for people using snowmachines, all-terrain vehicles and utility task vehicles on certain lakes for ice fishing when there is adequate ice cover.
• Increased access for the public using bicycles and game carts.
Needed a lot of Secret Service protection, obviously those sheep are quite mean. Sounds like money well spent. Now if we could only arm the sheep.
Officer fired for refusing to shoot orphaned bear cubs gets his job back.