2 of my favorite areas to hunt, unit 21 and 22 both have registration hunts with trophy destruction of horns/antlers. The TD is at least partially used to effect the number of hunters who participate in the hunt. Unit 21 (and 24) have Reg. hunt w/TD for moose and in 22 it is Musk Ox.
I see the debate over the future of sheep hunting is still alive and well in the Game Management section. Worry that more units/sub units that are now harvest ticket hunts open to all will go to a draw is still in evidence. So I'm wondering how many of you "true hunters" would support and participate in a sheep hunt in an area that went registration with some level of trophy destruction...........horn cutting and F&G keeps the cut off part.
As I see it, a sheep hunt with TD, even if open to non res, would just about guarantee no non res would participate. Probably few guides there as well.
To qualify my question...........very unlikely this could ever happen............sheep are managed as a sport species and few areas of Alaska have any "Customary and Traditional" finding for sheep. So the draw hunt is the usual scenario used by ADF&G to limit hunter numbers.
So chime in with your thoughts.
Remember.............most of you guys hunt for the meat anyway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!