After listening to the BOG for the last few days a few things have become clear. The commercial harvest industry (guides) want the status quo. Fish and Game has not stated that there is a biologic concern for the sheep. Therefore the BOG does not need to do anything to restrict any user group. Fish and Game has no sheep management plan (One was done in the 70's but they are working on a new one) The Sheep Working Group was a disaster and just added expense at a time of limited budgets. (If the BOG would listen to the public and the Advisory Committees they would not need working groups)
Most would agree that sheep numbers are down. Fish and game can't even tell you at what level they would state that there is a biologic concern then leading to restrictions for various user groups.
It also appears that the guide industry does not want next of kin non residents to be placed in any nonresident pool. That they should be in the resident pool for any drawings. I personally do not want to see three separate categories for draw hunts now (resident, nonresident guided, and nonresident second degree of kindred).
So not to be a doom and gloom but it looks like the BOG will again kick the can down the road and do nothing to help the resource. (I don't know what the answers are either) I know we can't help weather. Apparently we can do something to help with the spread of disease from privately owned sheep and goats(they are no longer called domestic) but that has all the sheep and goat herders up in arms (and tears).
Lastly I wish there were more legislators like Tammie Wilson from Northpole. She spoke and took the BOG to task.