Sport hunting is one of those activities that is so highly regulated on paper that it’s existence is of limited value unless you succeed in your hunt or have a interest in work guiding or the traditional enjoyment of the fall sport hunt with friends. The short fall season for moose (moose is the often the bulk of village persons meat) is of value if someone is in need of meat at that time and is not still fishing or concerned about the warm weather that is usually present. Recently the increasing price of gas has made the fall moose hunt by boat a pastime more and more are letting go or are doing in a shorter radius of their village.
The hunt as I see it is often consists of running across something in the course of a normal days work. As with many parts of the seasonal subsistence lifestyle of village persons, hunting as is often practiced is illegal and nobody from the federal and state government to the humble individual seems to be in any hurry to change things. Some of the down sides of this are a total lack of true harvest number for management and a reinforcement of distrust and the inevitable view of the federal and state governments as adversaries. That said, it is a reality that wild game meat and fish still make up the bulk of protein in many village persons diet. This is both very healthy and economically important, as meat bought locally is prohibitively expensive. Subsistence hunting will probably be with us for a while to come as it is so necessary.
Hunting Photos from this area
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