What is the problem you would like the Board to address?
Due to the fact that Alaska has the cheapest sheep hunting in the United States we have more and more resident and non-resident guides putting non resident hunters in for sheep permits. Alaskan residents are finding it hard to get drawn for these permits. In fact, last year in 14C, upper Eagle River all three tags went to non resident hunters. This is not fair to all Alaskans.
What will happen if this problem is not solved?
Until the legislators change the cost of hunting for non resident big game hunters Alaskan resident hunters are finding it hard to hunt in the state in which they live in. This is not fair and limits need to be established for all non resident hunters. Non resident sheep hunters are more successful then the resident hunters and this high success rate has a negative influence on the amount of permits that ADF&G will issue the following year.
What solution do you prefer? In other words, if the Board adopted you solution, what would the new regulation say?
Make all sheep hunting in Unit 14c resident only. I would also allow ADF&G to auction off 5 non resident tags.
Solutions to difficult problems benefit some people and hurt other:
A. Who is likely to benefit if your solution is adopted?
All resident sheep hunters. Having 5 tags to auction off would bring in much needed $$$ to ADF&G.
B. Who is likely to suffer if your solution is adopted?
No one, all the guides and non resident sheep hunters can go elsewhere to hunt sheep.
List any other solutions you considered and why you rejected them.
See my other proposals