I went to Fish and Game today to pick up my Chitina permits, and wanted to get my caribou harvest tags too since we are going to be hunting them starting the first of July. Well, they said they had a problem at the printers and they won't be out until next week. I asked them what do we do then? The season starts and I can't hunt because you guys can't get your stuff together?
This has happened in the past before to, and they issued me the previous years tags and put a note on it.
My question is, why do they wait until the last minute to print these and distribute them? The only differences I really know of are the year, color and permit numbers are different, otherwise they are the same.
Do you think these guys could be a little more pro-active and print these in May so they don't have these problems? They are saying that I might have to try and get tags in Coldfoot on Tuesday if they don't have them in Fairbanks on Monday. Wow, can I get a guarantee with that?