Maybe the problem is with the time period required to become an Alaskan Resident for getting a resident Hunting License.......???
Is it too short...?
Maybe that needs to be longer.
Maybe no hunting allowed the first 365 days you live in Alaska, then you can get a "Small Game" hunting license, then two years later you can get a Big Game hunting license.
Sounds crazy.....but would it discourage tens of thousands from moving to Alaska for the primary reason to hunt. It is my ONLY reason for moving to Alaska.
OK....try this, first year in Alaska NO hunting allowed. Second year in Alaska you can hunt small game only, this would be called a "Class III" hunting License. After 24 months you can get a "Class II" license which allows hunting Moose, Caribou, Black Bear, Deer.
After 36 months with "Zero" hunting fines, you can get a "Class I" license that would allow for hunting all "legal" Alaska game.
In order to get an Alaska Asst. Guide License you must meet existing testing and experience requirements......Plus you must have had a "Class I" hunting license for 24 months or more. This would slow the growth of the Guide Industry, raise the "Alaska Hunting" skills level for aspiring new guides.