I am not trying to get in a fight here, but can somebody please explain why there are so many non resident big game guides in Alaska? This has recently came up on some other threads but in an attempt to not hijack those threads I wanted to start a new one.
I would like to hear opinions on non resident game guides verses resident game guides. One person mentioned to me that the only reason master guides hire non residents is because they will work for half the price that any alaskan will. Is this true? Is this the only reason?
I don't know all of the guiding rules. Is it just as easy for an out of stater to be an guide and assistant guide as is is for a resident? What are the requirements differences for res/non-res?
Can a non-resident just come up here and guide? To hunt they have to wait a year in Alaska, but I hear that they can come up here and just start guiding as an assistant guide without any waiting period. Is this true?
Your comments, knowledge and opinions are appreciated.