About A Non-Resident Hunting Preservation Fund
For many years the Alaska Professional Hunters Association (APHA) has worked to protect nonresident hunting opportunities in Alaska via their Nonresident Hunting Preservation Fund program shown below.
RHAK brought up this information at the March 2016 Statewide Board of Game meeting and to the public to show that the guiding industry has worked for a long time to protect and enhance high levels of nonresident hunting opportunities in Alaska. And to highlight that it was time that resident Alaskan hunters formed their own kind of Resident Hunter Preservation Fund and worked in Juneau to protect and enhance our hunting opportunities – hence a large part of why RHAK was formed.
Shortly after we brought this information forward, APHA updated their website showing the previous name changed to “Hunting Preservation Fund.” But changing the name doesn't mean they still aren't working to protect nonresident hunting opportunities. We hold no grudge or ill will toward guides or the guide industry for these efforts; it is time though for resident Alaskan hunters to emulate the decades-long influence and lobbying by commercial interests in Juneau and with the Board of Game.
That is what RHAK strives to do to gain a clear and fair resident priority to our Alaska wildlife resources.