Commission Meeting, Legislative Conference Call, February 7, 2019

A Commission conference call is scheduled at 8:00 a.m. MST

Place of Meeting:

Idaho Department of Fish and Game
600 S Walnut Street
Boise, Idaho

Persons Attending: Commissioners, Director and Staff

Purpose of Meeting:

Discuss legislation, rules, and other matters of interest to the Idaho Fish and Game Commission, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, and sportsmen. Agenda notices will be posted before each meeting.




Posted 2/5/2019
  1. Update about Fish and Game Rule dockets
    Rule Review completed, one rule rejected
  2. Update about Commissioner Confirmations
    • Commissioner Clezie confirmed 1/30
    • Commissioner Murphy confirmed 1/31
  3. Update about Fish and Game Legislative Presentations (JFAC, other) and budget
    FY19 supplemental budget request has passed the House

    House Bill 230 presentation in Senate Resources and Environment 2/6.
  4. New Bill Analysis for Discussion/Action for Policy Position
  5. Other Discussion

    A.) Proceed with rulemaking to allow Hunting Passport holders younger than 10 to possess a turkey tag (action)

                IDAPA [Proposed Language for negotiated rulemaking]
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                02. Eligibility of Mentee.
                a. Any person who has not previously possessed a hunting license or equivalent license in any other state
                may possess a Hunting Passport to participate in the Mentored Hunting Program as a mentee.
                b. Any mentee possessing a Hunting Passport is eligible to possess general hunt big game, turkey, and
                sandhill crane tags if the mentee is qualified to participate in the hunt. Any mentee possessing a Hunting Passport who is
                younger than ten (10) years of age is eligible to possess one turkey tag per calendar year and to participate in
                general season turkey hunting, including youth-only general hunts.

    Recommended Motion: I move to advance negotiated rulemaking according to the staff recommendation.

    B.) Governor Little Executive Orders reducing regulatory burdens.

  6. Executive Session I.C. 74-206 (1) (f)
    (if needed)


Individuals with disabilities may request meeting accommodations by contacting the Director’s office at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game directly at 208-334-5159 or through the Idaho Relay Service at 1-800-377-2529 (TDD).
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