Game Appointee Under Fire

With confirmation votes looming on Friday, one of Governor Sean Parnell’s appointees to the Alaska Board of Game came under fire this week from lawmakers and the public. Al Barrette, who owns a commercial tannery and wolf trap business in Fairbanks, was appointed to the board in February.

He participated in his first meeting later that month, where he ended up casting the deciding vote in a controversial decision to allow wolf trapping near Denali National Park. Conservation groups have cried foul, saying he should have recused himself.

Casey Kelly, KTOO – Juneau

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