Is it just me or is there a serious lack of common sense in awarding permits? Today's News Miner talks about Unit 20 either sex moose permits, just like they've done the last couple of years. I guess that they'll be issuing them based upon who shows up and waits in line first. Now, if I didn't have to work, maybe I could take my sleeping bag and spend the night in front of the Fish&Game office. That would be a lot of fun. I'm probably dumb enough to do it too, if I didn't have to work.
I'm sure that it'd be a lot of fun waiting in Nenana or Minto too. I really don't think that the locals would have any problem with me showing up. But, I don't think that I'd really get much sleep. I guess that people wait in huge lines for concerts. So, maybe that's the mentality here. Of course I won't be in line, because I have to make money to pay the bills.
On the "up" side, this system is probably more fair than the Nelchina caribou hunt.