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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:28 PM
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Alaska's Proposed New Sport: Snowmachine-Based Wolf Hunts - ADN
The Board of Game may expand predator control, giving snowmachiners the chance to pursue and shoot wolves just a quick drive from Wasilla or Big Lake. Fresh off an Alaska Supreme Court victory in the continuing fight over wolf control, the board will look at several proposals to expand aerial wolf kills, liberalize the sale of bear hides and allow snowmachiners to hunt wolves in new areas.

The 10-day meeting begins today in Fairbanks. The wolf proposals are designed to produce more moose for hunters, as is one to bring predator control to Anchorage and Mat-Su's backyard. It would open 3,950 square miles on both sides of the Parks Highway, around Kashwitna and Talkeetna, to land-and-shoot wolf kills and snowmachine wolf hunts.

Right now, hunters on snowmachines can pursue wolves in only a few areas of the state. The areas north of Big Lake and Wasilla, like most of the state, are now governed by laws that forbid the use of motorized vehicles to pursue game. If the proposal passes, hunters would be allowed to use a snowmachine to track, pursue and kill wolves in the area, as long as they're not on the highway or shooting across it, said Cathie Harms, a Department of Fish and Game spokeswoman in Fairbanks.

They would also have to stop the snowmachine before shooting. They would not have to step off the snowmachine.

Emphasis added.

EDIT

Ooh! Rugged! Manly! Just like something out of a Jack London story!

:puke:

http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/story/7518171p-7430177c....
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:30 PM
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1. If they'll just agree to raise the wolves in captivity ...
... break their legs when they reach maturity (so they can't run away), and then let them loose out of cages when the 'hunters' get there, this will be Dick Cheney's MOST FAVOURITE SPORT OF ALL TIME!
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AnnieBW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:31 PM
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2. Who's Afraid?
Who's afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? Those a**holes on snowmobiles! :argh:
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FloridaPat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:33 PM
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3. Pround to be an american. What a country. Why not just herd the
wolves, put them in pens and charge rich hunters like Cheney to come in and shoot them.
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datadiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:42 PM
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4. Sick Bastards n/t
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Mikimouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:51 PM
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5. I'll just keep praying for multiple patches of really thin ice...n/t
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:11 PM
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6. I think I'm going to puke.
:puke:
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:12 PM
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7. we voted this shit down twice. the pugs aren't happy until everything
is dead. fuck them all.
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xxqqqzme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:13 PM
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8. these people enrage me!
What the hell is wrong w/ these people that killing is soo f*cking important?
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:19 PM
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9. Oh great- shoot Wolves so there are more Moose to shoot
jesus christ...hunters should just shoot each other. It's a win-win all around!

:mad:
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blindpig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 06:40 AM
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10. Great, drive-by shooting.
The refinements of civilization reach the savage north!

Let me join you all in a :puke:
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Massacure Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 10:55 AM
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11. Wouldn't snowmobiles scare any game away?
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JohnWxy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 02:29 PM
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12. So how much longer are they gonna have snow up there. They had to move
Ididerod (sp?) so they would have a route with enough snow!

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wordpix2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 05:51 PM
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13. gee, what a fun sport
:mad: :mad: :mad: :puke:
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Nihil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-12-06 07:19 PM
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14. Ah well ...
The day will come when the "brave hunter" runs out of fuel.
At that point, the true hunter steps into place ... and feeds ...
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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-13-06 02:57 PM
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15. Snowmachines?
Do they mean snowmobiles? When I hear "snowmachine" I think of one of those things ski resorts use to make snow, like this: http://www.tjb-inc.com/landscaping_snowmaking_products....
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JohnWxy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-14-06 06:08 PM
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16. That's what they will need. The snow will all be melted away in a
couple more decades!


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Dead_Parrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-14-06 06:10 PM
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17. LOL.
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