And denying all others annual hunting, and only a 4-year lottery is a joke: 50,000 applicants apply for 300 Nelchina caribou lottery permits means the vast majority of the 50,000 applicants will NEVER receive a permit in their life time!
I don't know much, but possibly a little, so anything I put here is not 'set in concrete.
As far as Moose go, there will be drawing for 3, maybe 4 'remote area's', permits will probably be 50 permits per area, for this year. So we're looking at possibly 150-200 drawing permits total, this doesn't include the 'community harvest permits'. I'm pretty sure one area will be near/or including the Alphabet hills off the Denali hwy. Another might be in the Chistitina area. The other 1 or possibly 2, I have no clue. Could be remote enough, fly-in might be necessary.
The only thing I know about Caribou, is there hasn't been much for 'counts' the past couple of years. I would guess the Bio's will do a spring count to get a estimate of what the 'drawing' numbers will be.
And no telling what might occur with the 'lawsuit' proceeding.
yeah a remote fly-in, but you can't use anything motorized....
The areas for Moose are most likely, the 'permit' numbers could be higher per area (posssibility 150), but since this will be 'new' process, lower permit numbers are more likely.
Thanks for refreshing my memory, I couldn't figure why my ears have been so cold and full of snow.
So how to fairly allocate it within the framework of our existing laws?
Akres, I was joking about fly-in, you know 'non motorized airplanes'.
However, yes,, some of the areas might require a flight in, but not to a non-motorized area. Or horses to get in. To a drawing area.
When I spoke with some of the Ahtna Tene folks at the BOG meeting, I have to admit I was sympathetic to what they were asking for, and also what it would mean for other communities within the unit. There are some members of this forum who live within Unit 13 who can't or haven't drawn permits, while hunters from Kasilof and other far-off areas do.