This editorial first apeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:
For the second time in three years, a person has used a firearm to defend against a large animal in Denali National Park. Three years ago, it was a bear. Earlier this month, it was a moose.
In both cases, the National Park Service reacted in a reasonable fashion by declining to press charges against the shooters. While the call might seem like a no-brainer in both cases, situations likely will arise where the decision is harder. People should understand the balancing act that the agency faces.