ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP)-- The newest member of the Alaska Board of Game is facing some opposition because of an online video of him skinning a wolf and citing the Bible to explain the relationship between humans and animals.
The Legislature is expected to vote Friday on whether 44-year-old Al Barrette should be confirmed to the board that regulates Alaska's vast wildlife resources.
Critics say his decisions consistently favor one group -- hunters -- regardless of scientific data and public sentiment. And they say religious talk has no place in the scientific management of Alaska's game animals.
Supporters say Barrette will bring his knowledge about trapping to the board. He owns a tannery business in Fairbanks.
WATCH: Al Barette skins wolf