So in the world of politics the ANWR debate centers around drilling. This thread is NOT to discuss that issue.
I don't hear nor read about other ramifications if it does become Designated Wilderness. But, if by some chance ANWR does become a Designated Wilderness Area, how will that affect hunting guides, transporters and DIY fly in hunters? I have done some research and ANILCA allows for some exceptions in Designated Wilderness but I doubt a guy could hire a transporter and have him drop you on a gravel bar wherever. In the Selway-Bitteroot there are designated landing strips and existing lodges got grandfathered in I think.
Anyway, this could be yet another issue regarding Sheep Hunting, Guides, etc. in the Brooks. Thoughts or better yet facts of how this would affect things?