This is from the ADF&G website. Thought you all might be interested in the upcoming changes
Beginning Winter 2009-2010,
The Division of Wildlife Conservation will be returning to ONE application period for ALL drawing permit hunts. Details are still being determined, but the application period will be during the winter, and be open for a longer period of time, with drawing permit winners announced earlier in the spring than the current July announcement. Link Here......
Additional details will be available in the spring drawing supplement available in May 2009.