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Anti-Hunting Groups Seek To Influence Alaska`s Heritage!

Friday, September 24, 2004

Once again, out-of-state animal rights extremists are seeking to force their will on Alaskans by seeking to ban the use of bear management techniques commonly used by the Department of Fish and Game. Funded largely by fanatical anti-hunting groups such as Greenpeace and P.E.T.A., this ballot measure would, in addition to restricting the methods used by hunters to attract bears, ban the intentional feeding of bears for the purpose of photography or viewing and prohibit the Alaska Department of Fish and Game from live trapping and relocating problem bears. If found in violation of this proposed law, one could spend a year in jail and face a hefty $10,000 fine for each offense. It’s time to say "NO" to a radical agenda that would tie the hands of Alaska’s professional game biologists from utilizing one of the most effective game management tools available. It’s time to say "NO" to extremists that seek to punish law-abiding Alaskans for protecting their children and pets from predatory bears and it’s time to say "NO", once and for all, to out of state interests that would deny local control or public involvement on an issue of this importance. Please be sure to encourage your family, friends, and fellow sportsmen to vote "NO ON BALLOT MEASURE 3" in the November 2 election.

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