It sure seems like theirs a growing sentiment of negativity in my circle of friends on the quality of hunting in Alaska these days, myself included. I cant recall ever feeling like theres absolutely no place a guy can go to get away from the crowds. Be it SC/Wasilla folks or just Interior folks it seems to me that the quality of hunting is really going downhill up here. If its not the crowds then its the closed land you used to hunt that is now Native and no longer usable. This just pushes the crowds into even smaller areas. Then there is the closure of ATV trails which does ditto to what I just said. It doesn't matter if you walk in, ride an ATV in, Boat in on a river boat or pay a charter and fly in....finding some space is not as easy as it once was. I had a conversation with my sheep hunting partner last week about how I almost welcome the idea of a lot of hunts going to draw just to bring more quality to the hunts, as opposed to dealing with the overcrowding that is **** near overwhelming. Yeah you might not draw every species every year, but when you do the hunt might be that much more rewarding, I dont know. So whats your thoughts?