Originally Posted by AKMarmot
"Whats wrong with limiting the number of charters for an area just like guide use areas?
Only x number of charters can work a gmu at one time."
Originally Posted by Martentrapper
"I believe something like your suggesting would run into the same problems that the registered guide use arfeas ran into...........unconstitutional.
However, on federal land, there is often limits on guides and possibly transporters. Talk to ANWR managers."
MartinTrapper is probably right in that the State could not impose such limits.
MartinTrapper.....What the feds "limit" is the harvest, not the number of people trying to harvest. They do have a system of dividing up the lands to one guide or another. THEY do "limit" the guide to how many animals they can 'take' out of the area AND they won't let any other commercial hunters do business in that area BUT they don't limit the numbers of people trying to kill game. Residents and non-residents can hunt as much as they want in those conssesions.
I don't think even the feds can limit the publics access to federal lands by limiting air taxi's.
Could the federal park service or federal fish and wildlife impose limits on air taxi's accessing federal lands?
So, heres the question:
Could air taxi's be subject to such proposed limits [found above] even on federal lands?
Air taxi's are federally regulated and provide transportation to the public just like Alaska Airlines is. They are licensed and authorized to go anywhere, with anyone, any time.
Wouldn't such limits be like saying Alaska Airlines can only bring so many people to Alaska.
If some park service or refuge manager wanted to limit hunters access to the resources (which belong to the State btw) the limits would have to be put on the numbers of hunters...not on any air taxi operators that are only providing the public access.