I know this residency thing has been hashed out, beat up, beat down, etc. But i could use some advise. I have been unfortunate in that i PCS'ed with the military from Montana to Alaska, in August about 4 years ago. As I left Montana for Alaska in August I was not able to hunt during the Montana fall season. Then i get to Alaska and couldn't hunt as a resident because of the one year residency thing. No problem. I can't afford to spend non-res money on tags so I waited. 1 seasons missed in 2 states. Now as my PCS date comes up in August of 2009 I will again miss an Alaska hunting season. If i am able to go to Wyoming as i plan/hope, I will miss that season for residents as well as they have a "generous" 90 day policy for military. Meaning that i have to reside for 90 days in order to get resident tags. 1 more season missed in 2 states. Throw in 2 more seasons missed in Alaska for deployment's and it starts to get kind of crappy. I know the missed hunts because of deployments are to be expected for me and I take full responsibility for my choice. But to be denied resident prices just due to normal PCS's eats up those years that I don't deploy, which aren't many.
Has anyone tried extending for a couple months just break the cycle? Would any commander buy off on this? Am i doomed to August PCS'ing my whole career? I don't want to start another "the military deserves this, or that" thread. Just looking for advise.