Let me start by saying that I am on the side of the Alaska resident here! I am against our sport turning into a rich man's game. I keep reading posts about resident tags and access being taken away. I think that most would agree that this is strictly due to monetary gain for someone or group. I think we can all agree that this will never change.......unless there is a way to give residents their "seniority" back while making up for lost $$. I do like the current model of residents only having to pay for a hunting license and get harvest tickets and locking tags for free....but what if there was a fee for them? Could the revenue make up for limiting non-resident tags and subsequent revenue? Maybe? It might be time for residents to be proactive instead of pissing and moaning about something that will not get any better without a creative way to supplement the revenue lost from limiting non-resident opportunity. I feel that residents should be taken care of before giving opportunities to outsiders but I get the sneaking suspicion that our lawmakers don't feel the same way! I know times are tough and change is hard. It is tough to live in Alaska (I lived in Dillingham for three years) and the free tags feel like kind of a reward system for enduring it...but it might just be time for change. I know cost of living is high but it is everywhere. I want to see the residents of your great state get their rights back and be the priority again. More than anything I want to get everyone thinking, and talking, and brainstorming, and maybe something good will come of it. I've done my share of complaining and it has never gotten me anywhere. Be pro-active, go get your hunting back, it's the best in the world!