Who pays for Alaska wildlife, and does it really matter to Sen. Pete Kelly? – Rick Sinnott, ADN, 4/25/16

ADN  commentary by Rick Sinnott, April 25th, 206


Alaska Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, takes issue with our Declaration of Independence and Constitution … He seems to believe that they meant, “All men who pay hunting license fees are created equal.”

Only 15 percent of Alaskans purchase hunting licenses and tags each year, and according to Sen. Kelly’s discriminatory rule of thumb only those Alaskans deserve to be represented on the Game Board.

Kelly wants you to believe that Alaskans who don’t hunt, and the millions of nonhunters who visit Alaska every year don’t pay for wildlife management. If that were so, Kelly might have a point. But he’s wrong…

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