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Idaho plans Wildlife Summit in August

Bull elk are prized by hunters. (Associated Press)
Bull elk are prized by hunters. (Associated Press)

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT -- Idaho Fish and Game Department officials are organizing the “Idaho Wildlife Summit” Aug. 24-26 at the Riverside Hotel in Boise to discuss how wildlife is managed and whether the agency should engage a broader base of support.

“The Wildlife Summit is all about listening to our hunters, anglers, trappers and other wildlife conservationists," said Fish and Game Director Virgil Moore.

Legal mandates and public expectations have outgrown funding sources, Moore said.

It's time for all Idahoans to discuss how to meet those mandates and expectations without infringing on the agency’s core mission of stewardship of wildlife to provide opportunities for hunting, fishing and trapping, he said.

The agenda is still being worked out.

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