SCI has filed a lawsuit in federal court against the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Parks Service for illegally overriding Alaska’s authority to manage game for sustainable use.
SCI’s lawsuit explains that the FWS’s and NPS’s regulations violate the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act, the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, the National Environmental Policy Act and the Administrative Procedure Act.
SCI issued the following Statement:
“SCI has gone to court to prevent the federal government from depriving Alaska’s hunters of healthy wildlife populations to enjoy,” said SCI President Larry Higgins. “The FWS and NPS have issued rules that will enable predator populations to decimate game populations, simply because the Obama Administration decided that it knew better than Alaska how Alaska’s wildlife populations should be managed and how Alaska’s hunters should be allowed to hunt. SCI cannot allow this type of mismanagement and disregard for state authority to stand.”
Hopefully the Trump administration can step in and correct this and let Alaska manage its wild game.
For more information see the Ammo Land Sporting News article HERE