What do we mean when we say we support ethical hunting and fair chase?
We believe that the principles of ethical hunting and fair chase not only honor hunting traditions, but also the wildlife we aim to protect. We are not against hunting, but we do not support management decisions that promote unethical hunting methods and do not allow for fair chase. These practices jeopardize future hunting opportunities by degrading Alaska’s wildlife populations and ecosystems.
There are numerous definitions and sentiments regarding ethical hunting. We feel the Boone and Crockett Club’s position statement on fair chase does a good job explaining these concepts. Below are some key points from that statement: