The Alaska Board of Game (which oversees the state's Department of Fish and Game) has enacted a statewide measure that will - believe it or not - prohibit the use of such electronic apparatuses as Tasers while hunting.
Which means that people cannot use a Taser to stun a moose or a bear in a sort of weird "catch-and-release" activity, reports Fairbanks, Alaska reporter Tim Mowry at his newsminer.com. site.
According to Mowry's website, the state's game officials say that people can use a Taser to protect life and limb but not as a form of entertainment or hunting activity as it applies to wild animals.
One state wildlife official said the practice is "... ripe for abuse," Mowry's web-based report reads.
Shocking, I say, just shocking.
- Jeffrey L. Frischkorn