Concerning the vote on H.J. Res. 69, to repeal the DOI regulation that prohibits hunting of predators on Alaskan National Wildlife Refuges: Ecological research shows that "predator control" is not an effective way to manage wildlife. Rather, it disrupts the ecosystem and results in unnaturally high herbivore populations that can damage trees, wild plants, and agriculture. Because of this it simply cannot be justified as being good for the ecosystem. This will only be a contrived loophole for people to hunt without restriction, and clearly, without understanding the long-term consequences of their actions. There are other, better, solutions to consider long before this one. I urge you to vote no on H.J. Res. 69.