I recently hunted in the Chugach on a party permit with my long time hunting partner. This was an any ram hunt and I believe the any ram option is definitley the way to go for permit hunts having a maximum harvest rate (i.e., a limited number of tags). This removes the subjective aspect of trying to judge rams as full curl in the field (let alone in the laboratory) and makes life a whole lot easier and relaxing for the hunter.
Our hunt is a prime example. The larger ram was 38 5/8" on one side and broomed on the other yet is not a full curl but was 11 yrs old. In a full curl area we would have never considered this ram as legal and counting rings is a dangerous game we won't play. The other ram was beyond full, 38 1/2", 9 yrs old, and would have been a no-brainer to judge as full curl. The point being, it takes some rams a very long time to attain the full curl status, if ever, and the any ram option opens the door for harvesting these animals. Also, the full curl regulation selects against sheep that genetically develop full curls at younger age and protects sheep that genetically may never attain full curl.
Anyway, I hope you like the picture and I thought it was worth sharing as it's not often you have two mature rams in the same image and the topic of "any ram permit hunts" is interesting. We were very fortunate to have great weather and by far the easiest sheep hunt we've ever experienced. Sometimes it is suppose to work that way!