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TUESDAY, FEB. 25, 2014, 7:45 A.M.

Idaho sets meetings on rules for hunting, salmon fishing

Hunting guide Bill Gregg, right, and Myndy Shattel wait for a hunting client at their elk camp at Shoshone Creek in the Coeur d'Alene River drainage. 
 (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
Hunting guide Bill Gregg, right, and Myndy Shattel wait for a hunting client at their elk camp at Shoshone Creek in the Coeur d'Alene River drainage. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT -- Sportsmen are getting a public comment workout this week in Idaho at meetings scheduled for public input on seasons for hunting and chinook salmon fishing.

Hunters are encouraged to attend one of several open house meetings around the state to visit with biologists about proposed changes to the 2014 big game seasons and rules: 

Clearwater Region: 5 to 7 p.m. 

  • Today, Feb. 25: IDFG Clearwater Hatchery, 118 Hatchery Roe Drive, Orofino

Panhandle Region: 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

  • Thursday, Feb. 27: Best Western, 506 W. Appleway Ave. Coeur d' Alene

Angler comments on concerning proposals to the upcoming salmon season can be made after a presentation by fisheries managers starting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at the Idaho Fish and Game Office, 3316 16th St. in Lewiston.

F&G Commission to Meet in Boise March 19-20

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will consider proposed big game seasons for 2014 during a meeting March 19 and 20 in Boise.

Routine agenda items include a legislative update; season setting for deer, elk, pronghorn, bear, mountain lion and wolves; briefing on rules for game animals; and season setting for Chinook salmon.

A complete agenda will be available on the Fish and Game website by Wednesday, March 5.




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