What is the problem you would like the Board to address?
Determining the sex of Mountain goats is extremely hard and I would like to see it mandated that everyone that hunts Mountain goats in Alaska take a goat hunting orientation course.
Utah requires such a course. Here is the link to this course.
What will happen if this problem is not solved?
The first words mentioned under the Mt. Goat section of the winter drawing permit hunt supplement states:
Hunters are encouraged to take male goats.
If nothing is done, hunters will continue harvesting Nanny (female) sheep, when they believe they are shooting a Billy (male).
What solution do you prefer? In other words, if the Board adopted you solution, what would the new regulation say?
In order to hunt Mt. goat in the state of Alaska one must completed a Mt. Goat orientation class.
Solutions to difficult problems benefit some people and hurt other:
A. Who is likely to benefit if your solution is adopted?
All goat hunters will benefit by learning the difference between male and female goats. A true trophy goat is a large Billy. Goat hunters will see more hunting opportunities if more male goats where being harvested.
B. Who is likely to suffer if your solution is adopted?
I donít think anyone would suffer if they where mandated to attend such a class, but ADF&G might not want the responsibly of teaching such a class.
List any other solutions you considered and why you rejected them.