Episode 55 – Kings and bucks, crisis or just a dip?


Disconcerting days for locals regarding two resources – salmon and deer. I talk about the recent reduction of deer for non-qualified hunters in Unit 2 (Federal land only) and the time change of the salmon derby in Ketchikan because of Chinook returns. Concerns over the deer population in Unit 2 lead to the change from 4 bucks to 2, (effective Aug. 16) which some interpret as pointing blame at non-residents (some read Ketchikan specifically) for the dip in blacktail population on Prince of Wales. It’s a bit of a mess, and if hunters are divided and pointing blame at each other, we lose the ability to be united to protect the effectively resource.


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