- May 7, 2006
- Reaction score
- South Central
http://www.env.gov.yk.ca/publications-maps/documents/huntwisely_sheep.pdfThey have a bit different definition of full curl. IIRC the curl has to come up past the bridge of the nose?
The difficulty here arises from the fact that Alaska's definition of full curl does not allow for planar indexing to any fixed reference point on the skull. The only jig I've seen demonstrated which suites the purpose of Alaska's definition is the "pipe method", and it seems cumbersome at best. If Alaska would adopt the definition used in Canada wherein "full curl" is defined as a horn "which is of sufficient size that when viewed in profile, it's tip extends upward beyond a straight line drawn from the rear-most base of the horn to the center of the nostril." (2014 Alberta regs); every ADFG sealing station could use such a jig as pictured, and there would be no further "guess work"; only plane geometry. Field judging based on Canada's definition is much easier as well. If ever there was a worthy proposal for regulation change in Alaska, this would seem to be it.It would be nice if F&G could come up with a jig like this or better to take the guess work or each persons interpretation out of it.