The news is out. We're a dieing breed. Hunters are on their way out in Alaska. Check the survey data out at federalasst.fws/surveys/surveys.html
As Graig Medred said "no surprise" the state subsistence law and the anti-game management crowd have been real successful at reducing hunting opportunity here in Alaska. If you haven't been hunting, or say you have been eating, Nelchina caribou for 40 years you don't have a chance of getting a priority Tier II permit. GMU 20A on the north slopes of the Alaska Range is the only nonsubsistence priority area close to the road system where predator control in the past has allowed for a decent numbers of moose to be harvested. That area couldn't be anymore crowded then it already is.
So if you're an Alaskan resident who doesn't live in a federal qualified subsistence priority area or if you haven't lived in Alaska for 40 years your out of luck when it comes to getting special hunting rights. Along Alaska's road system you're limited to what you can hunt. But is you're rich enough you can fly or boat out to rural Alaska and still have better success rates then along the road connected parts of southcentral Alaska where 80% of Alaska's population lives.
Bottomline for Alaska's hunters is either jump up and fight back or take up golf and give up hunting. 10% of the nations hunters in 1996 have already chosen to give up hunting by 2006 according to the new survey. Good luck to you this fall, meat prices are reaching all time highs worldwide.