The other sheep threads got me to thinking about the 10% allocation and whether the NR tags in the Chugach were already limited to 10%. I added up the tags from draw supplement and ~15% of the rifle tags go to NR (~12% if you add in the archery tags). Feel free to check my math, but that doesn't seem consistent with other states allotment to NR. I hunt/apply in alot of lower 48 states and 5-10% is most common. Some don't even allow draws for certain animals in units until enough resident tags are given out to allow a NR tag and still maintain 10% (or 5% or whatever that states allotment for NR tags is) whereas Alaska is guaranteeing them 1 tag in areas that may only have 2 resident tags (Upper Eagle River)--that is 33% of the tags for that area to NR!
Does anyone know the history as to why the NR allotment is so high? Is it based on some historical data or just being pushed by APHA?