While I am guiding in China, I am a lot out of the loop on Alaska bear and wolf news, so I often rely on the Alaska Wildlife Alliance, an wildlife advocacy group founded in 1978, to keep me up to date on things. They sent me another hearbreaking piece of news that was just released. A selfish (IIl refrain from any other descriptions) trapper and hunting guide named Coke Wallace from Healy, Alaska who owns Midnight Sun Safaris, killed a horse that he walked onto the border of Denali National Park, and set snares around the carcass to trap some of the world’s most loved, viewed and studied wolf packs. One of the wolves was the likely-pregnant alpha female, which will probably break up the pack. What a nice way to make a few hundred bucks. This is one of those times that I put my foot down. Enough is enough.
Please help by asking our State Government to 1) implement an emergency closure to halt hunting and trapping on state land bordering the northern edge of Denali National Park, and 2) re-establish the Denali Buffer Zone (abolished in 2010), which protects the park wildlife along its borders. 3) Reitierate that Alaska hunting guides should have respect for the wildlife and the country, and have common sense.
Please send a message or call (or better yet, both) to the following:
- Gov. Sean Parnell: firstname.lastname@example.org (907) 465-3500
- Dept of Fish & Game Commissioner Cora Campbell: email@example.com (907) 465-4100