Here’s more from the Anchorage Daily News on the possible changes:
The moves drew alarm from conservation groups who said the new rules will support extreme measures to kill predators and their young in national preserves in Alaska. They said a proposed rule change would allow brown bear baiting in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge for the first time.
Alaska leaders praised the changes, and hunting groups and a tribal consortium said the new rules will support sport and subsistence hunters in the national preserves.
The National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said in separate statements that their actions are designed to align federal and state law.
The new regulations would also affect wolf and coyote hunts, including pups, and swimming caribou, which would roll back 2015 protections of similar predators on federal land.