If I have understood this right, sickly and starving elk in Washington are fed by Fish and Wildlife agents so they can stay alive for hunters to shoot them in the spring. In Alaska, the wildlife authorities are encouraging people to shoot wolves from airplanes to keep them from eating the moose and caribou that human hunters want to kill themselves later in the year. I assume this is what's called wildlife management.

I have a suggestion for America's hunters: Since we know how concerned you are about diseased and starving old animals, why don't you all go out and shoot one another and save yourselves from dying from diseases and old age. It would be an act of humanitarian "management" many of us would applaud.

Ruth Kildall

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