You're all sharing way too much information!!
I've been reading this forum for a while now and have had mixed feelings about it. There is allot of great information and help shared here and then there are those that feel compelled, for whatever self fullfilling reason, to share too much detail and specifics. I have seen locations mentioned here where I know subsistance hunting occurs and is respected, areas that can't take heavy wheeler pressure, areas that families with young hunters have been using for decades and areas that inexperienced hunters can get themselves in trouble, either with safety, the law or the locals.
I have read, just recently, of hunters complainnig about "crowds" and limited access, one statement went something to the effect of "Alaska is changing, there are hunters everywhere you go". Well posts on this forumn disclosing specifics or worse giving directions, mile markers, lakes, etc. as to where to hunt aren't helping matters. And quite often it sounds like arm chair advice to inexperienced people who are looking for an easy way out instead of getting out there themselves and exploring.
I am not begruding any oppurtunity to new or especially young hunters, but I believe anyone trying to discover and enjoy Alaska will be more satisfied and proud of themselves when they are successfull with only a little guideance that they built upon and succeeded.
When specifics are given here, the hunters you are trying to help aren't the only ones that are going to read the "guideance". Other hunters will read it too and may take your advice. So what kind of experience is it going to be when someone shows up on a lake or trailhead that was mentioned here to find an overcrowded area. Doesn't sound like the kind of experience an "up and coming hunter" is going to enjoy and it just might sour them, which isn't in the best interest of hunting.
We need dedicated, involved and most importantly ethical hunters to help the lifestyle, even here in Alaska where, as was pointed out, things are changing. We can best help these hunters by giving good sound advice about hunting, safety and the relationships with locals or traditional users and only general location guidance for them to explore. They may end up in the same spot that you would have suggested, but at least they found it on their own through their efforts while the others that read your threads with general information would just say, "yea what ever, where's the trail/lake?"
And yes, areas that I have found through exploring, getting to know other hunters, research through Fish and Game and years of staring at maps - have been disclosed on this forumn which really irritates me!
Stop and think about it, do you want to see your "honey hole" or your family hunting spot disclosed on this forumn and jeopardized?
If they are serious about hunting and are dedicated they won't need everything given to them, they'll discover it on their own and enjoy every minute of it!