Just curious what everybody thought about the new statewide sheep regulation that aircraft can no longer be used to locate or spot Dall sheep during the open season.
In a lot of ways I like this new regulation. I have personally seen a lot of misuse of aircraft over the years for sheep hunting. However, I would also be lying if I said I have never spotted sheep from the air and then pursued them (the day after of course). But I can also say that it is totally possible to do a sheep hunt without air support.
The rule does state that you can't spot sheep DURING THE OPEN SEASON, so that does allow for some leeway if the sheep were spotted a few days before or even the day before season.
I do think the law enforcement is going to have a hard time enforcing this regulation. I suppose with all the cameras everybody carries around with themselves these days it is totally possible to capture footage of airplanes flying low over sheep, but it will be interesting to hear how the courts handle these cases.