Based on many posters comments, it appears that several very much favor Local Preference/Priority Allocation of Game. Some like to talk up the issue using buzz words like, "local food", "my backyard", "Community Harvest" etc.
In times of shortages, as we are now in, with most road connected areas of the state, would you support a proposal to "Priority Allocate Game to those residing within the Game Management Unit"? e.g. Sheep 14C, those living in the sub-unit would get permits first and any remaining unallocated would go to the pool of applicants residing outside the sub-unit. This proposal would be statewide for ALL permit hunts to include All Species of Big Game and not applicable only to the roaded areas. What I am envisioning, is an extension of the practice, much like is currently being done for Nelchina Caribou, whereas the game is allocated first to local demands and if there are surplus permits, only then would it be opened to those living beyond the borders of the Game Management Sub-Unit, by lottery. What about by Unit, and not restricted to Sub-Unit?
Note: Tier I & II and General or Registration Antler restriction hunts would not be affected, as they are governed under different laws and restrictions.