Tyler Freel demonstrates taking aim with his .300 Win Mag rifle at his home in Fairbanks, Alaska.Eric Engman / for NBC News
Some hunters in Alaska use bacon grease or doughnuts to bait bears.
Some kill swimming caribou from motorboats.
These facts are undisputed.
But whether such rare, unconventional methods should be used — and who can tell Alaskans how they kill the animals they eat — is an entirely different matter.
A years-old conflict has pitted the state against the feds, conservationists against preservationists, and people who feed their families by stalking game in the wilderness against those who see certain types of…
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