Dr Nancy Sydnam at 87 Years Old
Resident Hunters of Alaska
Resident Hunters of Alaska is dedicated to enhancing and prioritizing opportunities for Alaskan resident hunters in accordance with responsible wildlife management, focused on preserving our Alaskan hunting heritage for future generations.
Alaskan hunters enjoy protections enshrined in our state constitution requiring wildlife management and hunting policies to always clearly favor resource sustainability and the resident hunter. For decades resident hunters have seen their rights eroded as well-funded and influential proponents of nonresident hunting opportunities exert greater control over the harvest, which has led to restrictive drawing hunts for all. Resident hunters have been without a representative voice to bring these concerns to the forefront.
RHAK is unapologetically focused on a clear resident hunting priority for our game resources. A resident priority would benefit game populations, improve opportunities for resident hunters, and preserve our hunting heritage for future generations. Alaskans are happy to share our limited wildlife resources with nonresident hunters, but we should never have reached a point where nonresidents are allocated 5 caribou, harvest 60-80% of our sheep in some areas, and split brown bear and moose draw permit opportunities evenly with resident hunters.
With your help, RHAK will aggressively pursue a clear resident hunting priority in our statutes and regulations as our constitution intended. We will carry our message to Juneau, to the Board of Game, to the Alaskan public, and to the courts if necessary.