Was doing some checking up on a local guide who's getting a bad rep and came across this site. http://www.alaskanyukon.com/subscribe.htm
Clicked on the hunt reports and online magazine and found this. http://www.alaskanyukon.com/coupons.htm There's some real interesting reading here including the fact that these guys keep track of "problem hunters" including "fish and game plants", "whiners", "drunkards".....etc on their "Gold list". While that is intersting and a bit eyebrow raising, what really caught my eye was what I read scrolling down towards the bottom.
It is this organization's vision of Alaska reclaiming it's spot as the "number one sportsman's paradise". I'm sure this will be a real eye opener to Alaska resident hunters.
Some of their recommendations include eliminating subsistance and tier ll which I'm sure will be popular with some, and consolidating game management under one entity, another popular choice no doubt.
But then there is .............
All game animals on a permit system with a fifty /fifty split on tags between residents and non-
residents. Residents can apply for a flat $20 fee. The Non -resident application fee is $50.
going as guaranteed tags for guided non resident hunters and 25% going to non -residents hunting with an
air taxi. The remaining 50% going to resident Alaskans on a drawing permit system.
Double the price of non-resident big game tags.
Make all tags transferable. They can be bought and sold. Permits are only valid for specified GMZ..
Once residents realize they can get more than a bunch of meat to throw out of their freezer every year, wildlife
will have realized value.
Allow the use of helicopters for transport of hunters, meat, gear and predator control ( just like
Canada, New Zealand, Australia and every other country on the globe).
The resumption of a bounty on wolves as a work program for rural residents.
Definitely some controversial proposals there.
I was glad to see that there were no guides listed on the site that I respect. And yes, the local troublemaker was listed there as a respected professional member.
It's funny, but every review of this guy I can find by hunters who went with him call it the worst hunt they've ever been on. But I guess a little money can buy you respectability. There was another site I found too that he was listed as a reccommended guide, but I believe he was a paid advertiser on that site.