I remember someone touching on 3/4-curl harvest vs full-curl. Here is something I found in a book (remember those? )
"The 3/4-curl regulation was poorly suited to Dall's sheep biology and caused subtle, long-term negative efffects to the heavily hunted populations where mature rams were completely removed...Following (the) discovery that the negative effects of ram overharvest could be reversed by harvesting only mature rams, and that hunters could actually harvest more rams as a result, Dall's sheep hunters proposed in 1989 an end to the 50-year span of 3/4-curl harvest. This proposal was the first to factor the subtleties of animal behavior into harvest management of big game in Alaska, and perhaps the entire United States. Consequently, it was highly contriversial. As a result of compelling public testimony, the Alaska Board of Game passed the present regulations limiting ram harvest to full-curl or eight-year-old rams, or rams with horns broomed off on both sides. After the change to full-curl ram harvest, lamb production doubled, and immature ram survival increased dramatically. Eventually, harvests of full-curl rams exceeded those sustained by ther same populations as under the 3/4-curl rule." (Return to Royalty, Toweill & Geist. pg. 49)
The book also says that the bag limit for Dall's was two (any ram) up to 1942, except in the Brooks Range which ended the two bag limit in 1970. Anyone here a survivor of the "two ram days"?