As we all know, the states with over-populations of deer or over-populated deer related diseases have taken steps to eradicate the problem with liberal doe harvests and/or requiring a doe/antlerless deer be taken before a buck tag is allowed, thus “earning” the privilege to take a buck.
I propose that Alaska consider the following where predation by bears and wolves had effected the populations of moose, caribou, and sheep. A hunter earns a “Predator Reduction” tag for a hard to obtain tag for said moose, caribou, or sheep only after successfully taking a bear or wolf in the controlled area. A successful hunter would be allowed a tag for either the current or subsequent year following the taking of the problem predator.
This could be a possible scenario for GMU 13 Nelchina Caribou. Hunter takes a wolf in GMU 13, in late October, presents it for sealing at F & G office then has the option for caribou that year or the next, but not both years.