I was hoping someone wouldn’t mind answering a couple of questions relating to Alaska’s hunting regulations.
- Why is there “No Limit” for caribou in units 8 and 10?
- Regarding Brown bear hunting; many of the units state “Every Four Years” and other units in the interior state “every year” and 2 of the units (19&22) even have “two every year.” Technically (not discussing ethics here), could a hunter harvest a brown bear in a “every four year” unit and then travel to unit 19 and harvest another, assuming he has the proper permit? Or if you purchase a specific permit are you required to only hunt that unit during that year?
- I have been reading a lot of information on this forum about the difficulty in drawing good hunts. Yet I have read through all 26 of the units and I have noticed that almost all of them have registration hunts even for sheep and goats which if I understand correctly, means that any resident can go pick up a registration permit and hunt until the that particular permit area is closed after quotas are met. Example: Unit 8 has registration permits for brown bear, goats, and elk. So doesn’t this mean that a resident could hunt those animals every year if he wanted, excluding brown bear if he should harvest one of course? Now I realize that some of the registration permits limit the time of the season a person can hunt vs. a draw permit which may allow the hunter a better (earlier) season. But it appears to me that at least Alaska residents have excellent opportunities to hunt a large variety of animals if their schedule will allow them the time and they are willing to travel. The only thing I can come up with that may cause some difficulty is that maybe there are a limited number of registration permits? But if they limit the number of registration permits, why wouldn’t they just make these draw permits? What am I missing?