It's not going to happen but were I suddenly appointed Sheep Hunt Czar this is what I would impose
1. All sheep bearing GMU's would be further divided into smaller Sheep Management Units (SMUs) along the lines of how GMU-8 (Kodiak) is subdivided for bears
2. Each SMU would have a total harvest quota similar to how registration goat hunts are managed and once that quota was met that SMU would close. (A legal ram would count as 1 sheep and any sub-legal ram would count as two)
3. Some SMUs would be closed a few years on a rolling basis to create sanctuaries to allow more rams to reach trophy age
4. Total non-resident take would be limited to no more than 15% of the harvest quota for that SMU and no more than half of all open SMUs in a particular season would be open to non-residents
5. Successful hunters would have 2 days to report their kill upon leaving the field
6. To encourage the self-reporting of sub-legal rams, hunters would lose the horns, pay a $500 fine payable in days worked on F&G field projects similar to community service sentences BUT they would get to keep the meat
7. Harvest ticket hunts would end and all hunts would be either a Drawing or Registration permit
8. Season dates would remain Aug 10th to Sept 20th with stratified season openers as follows:
Aug 10th - Aug 25th -- Resident drawing permit holders
Aug 15th - Aug 25th -- Non-residents (guided or 2nd degree kindred)
Aug 26th - Sep 20th -- Resident registration permit holders for all SMUs with unfilled quotas. Unsuccessful drawing permit holders would be allowed to continue to hunt under a registration permit.
9. Tag fees increased to $100 for resident drawing permit winners and $1500 for non-residents. Registration tags would be $50
10. A non-resident guide/outfitter's license would increase to $100,000
11. All guide/outfitters would have to register their landing strips and preferred camping spots with ADF&G similarly to bear baiters. This information would not be released to the public but held in trust in the event of a dispute requiring ADF&G involvement for resolution.
Individual guides would be allotted individual tags for each SMU they were authorized to guide in--generally 1 or 2 tags per guide per SMU up to the 15% of the quota. They would be free to sell these tags as part of their contracting process with clients.