A bounty was against Alaska’s state law, and despite calling it an “incentive,” it was still a bounty.
Lack of snow made it hard for the wizards at the Board of Game to see as many wolves killed as it wanted, so the Board of Game and the governor came up with the “incentive” scheme for gunner pilots. They would get $150 for each shotgunned left leg of a wolf.
I wonder if lack of snow in Alaska’s winter made them at all thoughtful about nature?
Story Judge halts “bounty” on wolves. By Rachelk D’oro. The Associated Press
Editorial in the Fairbanks Daily News Miner. A mutiny on the bounty. By John Toppenberg. Even you like the idea of a bounty, bounties rarely work as intended. That’s one reason why most states stopped them long ago.
It looks like the governor is under the thrall of small group of trophy hunters rather than the average Alaskan hunter.