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  •  Caribou meat is great! (4+ / 0-)

    It tastes like a rib-eye but with more marbling.

    Anyways, we ate alot of steaks while we camped out.  I shot 2 caribou and 1 moose.  As you can guess, we had an ass ton of meat.  Now don't freak out.  Alaska law mandates you take every drop of meat with you.  While I certainly couldn't eat the 1,500+ pounds of moose and 300+ pounds of caribou meat by myself, I did do something very good with it.

    I had it processed and packaged.  I then donated portions of it to Alaskan natives.  I gave most all of it to local schools in native villages in the arctic circle.

    •  Did you utilize aerial hunting methods (4+ / 0-)
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      to do your "hunting?"

      Because, you know, in reference to your previous comment about the extensive number of caribou herds and how they need culling... "they need more predation or more hunting to keep their numbers in check" ... there are some who have "rationalized" the aerial slaughter of wolves in Alaska as necessary because the caribou numbers are too low.  

      In June 2008, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game shot and killed 14 wolf pups near or in their dens as part of a wolf reduction effort to increase a caribou population in southwest Alaska. The state's press release on June 30 only mentioned that 28 wolves had been removed and that "wolves from three packs were shot from a helicopter," but did not disclose that staff also hunted the wolf pups from the ground at the den sites. This deception, and apparent violation of Alaska regulations, is cause for great concern. Read the press statement provided by Tom Banks, Defenders of Wildlife's Alaska Representative.

      <div style="color: #a00000;"> Our... constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds. Thurgood Marshal

      by bronte17 on Wed Aug 20, 2008 at 05:38:25 PM PDT

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      •  Well, no!!!!!!!! (0+ / 0-)

        Of course not.  It isn't legal.  YOu can't hunt caribou or moose from a plane.  It would be way to easy as well and completely non sportsman like.  Honestly, people that hunt in game ranches and from the air give hunters a bad name.  I worked my ass off for my trophies.

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