Sport hunting is appropriate on national preserves
, but it is not appropriate to practice de facto predator control and turn national preserves
managed by the National Park Service into glorified game farms.
Florida Everglades & Biscayne is the next best thing to visiting these national preserves
in person, and highly recommended especially for wildlife lovers and armchair travelers everywhere.
So do many other national preserves
, recreation areas, lake shores, scenic trails, and forests.
, on the other hand, have characteristics similar to national parks, but Congress permits hunting, trapping and mineral extraction on these.
Recently retired Alaska Regional Director Jim Stratton on Alaska Public Radio praising the Park Service's new regulations banning predator-control hunting tactics that the state had tried to push into national preserves in Alaska.
Dianne Feinstein oppose the scheme, which could harm the Mojave National Preserve.
In the national preserves
, where jurisdictions overlap, the Park Service has to come up with special rules every year to forbid these practices, saying the parks are meant to be managed as ecosystems, not game farms.
also allow hunting, but they manage for "healthy populations of wildlife," including wolves.
Among other things, the measure would make recreational hunting a statutory purpose of national preserves
, blurring the differentiation between sport and subsistence hunting and threatening the livelihoods of those who depend on Alaskan wildlife to survive.