This may have been addressed in prior posts and I missed it, cannot find anything with the search. If so, I apologize for the duplicity.
Wondering what the folks on this site think of implementing an Alaska Big Game Stamp. We all know that economics drives much of what ADF&G is capable of in terms of management. There is a fairly constant cry for this or that in terms of producing more animals, especially moose and caribou. In the case of moose it is largely a matter of habitat, more so than predators at least in most cases. With a stamp, which of course would need to be implemented by the legislature, the funds could be targeted specifically for enhancement of hunting opportunities via habitat development and predator control.
It seems we are on the edge of an economic down turn that may last a fair amount of time. With that the odds of more funding for the sorts of things hunters want isnít likely. I know there is a lot of talk about harvest ticket fees, which is probably inevitable and probably should be in place. The difference, at least as I understand how these things work, the money generated from a stamp could be dedicated funds, as in duck stamps.
Just my opinion but it seems borderline ridiculous that duck hunters pay more for a license and stamps than big game hunters pay to hunt, nine species of big game. Any thoughts out there?