I think the companion topic to the non-resident guide issue is how many guides does the State allow? Obviously you are dealing with a finite amount of land to hunt and "they" aren't making anymore anytime soon. So, is there a possibility that Alaska can have too many guides? Resident guides should get priority - not some fellow who guides and then goes back to Nebraska to live. I understand there are no "concessions" like in Canada so guides can "snipe from each others area". However I understand guides are legal in up to three Units to take clients. Are ethics the only thing which keeps guides from encroaching? If so, that can't go too far considering the value of some of these hunts. It could result in lowering the quality of a hunt experience for the client.
Such complicated topics!