Well a number of folks in the Wildlife division have retired and I'm seeing them have some communication problems right now. They reduced the caribou bag limit down here in parts of GMU 18, 17 and 9 on August 26 but didn't get public notices out until this week. Even then its very spotty. I got busy and did a huge email and some face book posting to help get the word out. Even the troopers had not heard. My fear was troopers would know but hunters wouldn't. I'd hate to have normal honest hunters come home happy w 2 caribou only to get busted.
The summer survey only found 13,500 Mulchatna caribou where we were expecting over 20,000. What a bummer. I loved it when we had 100,000 to 200,000.
So far it seems the wildlife enforcement guys are still busy with planes and all but I hear they were short for officers during the salmon season.
And thanks to the Obama years of gun and ammo buying, there has been a lot of research money available for studies.
liberal Justice Hugo Black said, and I quote: "There are 'absolutes' in our Bill of Rights, and they were put there on purpose by men who knew what words meant and meant their prohibitions to be 'absolutes.'" End quote. From a recent article by Wayne LaPierre NRA