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Idaho hunting proposals posted online

Wildlife officials say it could take years for whitetail populations to recover in the Northern Plains. (Associated Press)
Wildlife officials say it could take years for whitetail populations to recover in the Northern Plains. (Associated Press)

HUNTING — The Idaho Department of Fish and Game's proposed changes for the 2014 big game hunting seasons are available online for public review and comment.

The proposals are listed by region.

Panhandle hunters will see proposals to increase opportunity for hunting antlerless whitetails as well as proposed increases in antlerless elk controlled hunts. 

Other proposals would turn up the heat on Panhandle predators, with increases in opportunity for bears and mountain lions to reduce impacts on elk.  In Unit 4A, for example, IFG proposes letting hunters take up to two bears and use electronic calls in the process.

Only those seasons and hunts for which changes are proposed are listed.  All others will remain the same as they were during the 2013 hunting season.

Public comments received by March 9 will be summarized and presented to the Idaho Fish and Game Commission at their March 20th meeting in Boise where big game seasons will be set.




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