Reader: Residents running out of space

Posted: Thursday, August 24, 2006

Is it just me or is the Kenai Peninsula slowly shrinking?

Every year it seems we have less access to the areas around us. There are more people and every year we are subjected to more restrictions.

I understand some of these measures, such as closing the river banks to allow them to regrow vegetation. One I have never understood is shutting down an area as vast as Skilak Lake Loop to hunting and making it a wildlife viewing area.

It seems now another area out Marathon Road will be of a limited access area.

The Kenai River is a zoo that most locals use very little any more, a lot of us quit king fishing years ago and now even fishing for silvers is getting ridiculous. The Kasilof is just as bad.

I could go on and on, the point I guess I want to make is this: We residents who live here year-round and support this community are losing the way of life we came here to enjoy.

James Handsaker


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