Why aren't we willing to accept access limits?
Specifically unit 14 (would probably apply in unit 20...not my territory)
I'm talking about confronting the fact that as hunters it is not always in our interests to push for ATV and snowmachine access to an area just so we can make it easier to hunt there.
Part of the reason that the small game hunting is still even fair in the hatcher pass area is that the upper little su valley (including archangel) is closed to ATVs and snowmachines much or all of the year.
People gripe about this but I can tell you exactly what happens to almost all the ptarmigan up there in the motorized areas....they're shot.
The primary source for the replenishment is the areas unreachable by atvs or sleds.
The exact same things happen with other species.
And yet we push ATV and snow machine access further and further near our populated areas, thinking we're "sharing" and "being equal"
Mat-su "motorized" users please respond. (YOU don't have a motor, you know)