House takes up predator control bill debate

The House today opened debate on a bill that establishes harvest by humans as the top priority for moose, caribou and deer populations. It also sets up a procedure for allowing intensive management of predators – including same day airborne hunting — to help boost the number of animals available for that purpose. In introducing the bill, Governor Palin said the current practice of authorizing predator control programs is complex and unworkable.

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau