State prevents new way to hunt sheep

    Kenai, Alaska (KINY) The Alaska Board of Game this week voted against a proposal to allow the hunting of Dall sheep from an airplane.

    The state banned the practice in 2015.  The reaffirmed that in a narrow 4-3 vote this week.

    Supporters say airplanes give an unfair advantage to hunters and can also disrupt sheep herds and habits. 

    The federal government also bans harassment of wildlife by airplane.  A recent survey found 14 percent of Alaska hunters own airplanes.

    The Board also voted against a proposal that would have reduced the distance requirement for hunting coyotes with the use of an airplane.



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