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Park Service Defends Rule Expanding Hunting in Alaska Preserves

Nov. 27, 2020, 3:58 PM

Environmental groups failed to show how they’re harmed by the National Park Service’s rule that reversed previous limits on hunting practices in national preserves in Alaska, the government told a federal court in the state.

The Alaska Wildlife Alliance, Sierra Club, and others argue in their lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska that the agency’s rule will impact their ability to view the “diverse and natural balance of wildlife” on natural preserves.

However, they don’t say the rule will shrink predator populations or even that the rule will decrease predator populations on preserves the...

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