A dispute is brewing in Southcentral over state wildlife management, and an upcoming Board of Game Anchorage advisory committee vote could tip the balance one way or another. Eight seats on the Anchorage Fish and Game Citizen Advisory Committee are up for re-election, and two groups are vying to gain a majority on the panel. Hunters and professional hunting guides are facing off against advocates of non-consumptive uses of the state’s wildlife resources. Wade Willis is a former state and federal wildlife biologist now heading his own web based consulting company. He says the composition of the advisory committee needs to be more diverse.
Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage
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