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Big-game topic at Idaho Fish and Game Commission meeting

Bull moose along the Little Spokane River in Spokane. (Mike Miller)
Bull moose along the Little Spokane River in Spokane. (Mike Miller)

HUNTING -- Seasons for moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goats will be set when the Idaho Fish and Game Commission meets Jan. 16 and 17 at Fish and Game headquarters in Boise.

Other routine items on the agenda include a budget preview, big game briefing and the appointment of winter feeding advisory committee members.

Commissioners also will hear updates on legislative activity and an elk management plan, in addition to Chinook salmon forecasts for spring and summer, Chinook returning to the Snake River and potential for 2013 seasons in the Clearwater, Salmon and Snake river drainages.

They will consider a staff proposal to redirect $50,000 of animal damage control funds from coyote control in eastern Idaho to wolf control within elk management zones that are performing below management objectives.

Fish and Game Director Virgil Moore will present the 2012 Director’s Report to the Commission.

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Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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