November – Quarterly Meeting

Idaho Fish and Game Commission Quarterly Meeting

Idaho Department of Fish and Game
2885 W. Kathleen Avenue
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

November 13-14, 2018
Note: Times on the agenda are approximate and subject to change.

November 13

Time   Description
8:00 am   Commission Field Tour of the CDA Basin and Buck Knives Factory
3:00 p.m.   Executive Session I.C. 74-206 (1)(b)(c)(d)(f)
5:30 p.m.   Dinner
7:00 pm   Public Hearing
Panhandle Regional Office
November 14
Time Order Description
8:00 am 1.

Call to Order
-- Chairman Derick Attebury

8:05 am 2.

Agenda Changes
-- Chairman

8:10 am 3.

Review of Public Comment
-- Chairman and Director

8:35 am 4.

Consent Calendar (Action Item)
a. Minutes
b. Financial Report

8:40 am 5. Action Items for Commission Approval
   

A. Eberhard Acquisition
-- Gregg Servheen, Wildlife Program Coordinator
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8:50 am  

B. Berry Request for Rain Check Reconsideration
--Sharon Kiefer, Deputy Director
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C. Mullner Request for Refund
--Sharon Kiefer, Deputy Director
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D. Wilde Request for Rain Check
--Sharon Kiefer, Deputy Director
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9:05 am  

E. Sawtooth Elk Zone 2019 Season
--Daryl Meints, Deer and Elk Program Coordinator
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9:30 am  

F. Pending Rules
Public Input Review
--Sharon Kiefer, Deputy Director
Pending Rules Ratification
--Kathleen Trever, Deputy Attorney General

  1. Clarify use of turkey tags in conjunction with a turkey controlled hunt permit
  2. Align rules with Commission season proclamations for take of red fox in Valley and Adams County
  3. Allow consecutive possession of annual Hunting Passports for eligible youth until reaching ten years of age
  4. Exclude moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, and grizzly bear controlled hunt tags from those a parent/ grandparent may designate to a child/grandchild
  5. Integrate Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) risk considerations into IDFG emergency winter feeding decisions
  6. Prohibit private feeding of deer and elk within any Commission-designated CWD Management Zone
  7. Restrict possession, import, transport, sale, barter, or trade of live elk, moose and several deer species
  8. Only allow synthetic liquid scents as attractants for deer and elk
  9. Restrict import of carcasses and parts of deer, elk, or moose from locations with documented CWD
  10. Allow certain caliber airguns using pre-charged pneumatic power as a method of take for big game, including in short-range weapon seasons
  11. Allow hunters 65 and older, or holders of senior combination/disabled combination/nonresident DAV hunting licenses to participate in any second application period for youth-only controlled hunts
  12. Revise distance for placement of ground sets for trapping furbearing animals, or predatory or unprotected wildlife, from maintained paved/unpaved public trails
  13. Revise distance for ground sets for trapping wolves from maintained paved/unpaved public trails
  14. Create administrative framework for the Commission to adopt Landowner Permission Hunt turkey seasons
  15. Remove mail as a method to submit regular controlled hunt applications
10:00 am  

Break

10:20 am  

G. 2019-2024 Fisheries Management Plan
--Jeff Dillon, Fisheries State Manager

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10:35 am  

H. 2019-2021 Fishing Seasons and Limits
--Jeff Dillon, Fisheries State Manager
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I. 2018 & 2019 Steelhead Seasons
--Lance Hebdon, Anadromous Fishery Manager
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10:50 am 6. a. Idaho Fish & Wildlife Foundation Report
-- Hilarie Engle, Foundation Development Coordinator
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b. Appoint IFWF Representative (ACTION ITEM) -- Hilarie Engle, Foundation Development Coordinator
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11:00 am 7.

Moose, Bighorn Sheep, and Mountain Goat Status and Research Update and Season Setting Preview
--Hollie Miyasaki, Regional Wildlife Staff Biologist
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11:20 am 8.

Draft Mountain Goat Management Plan
--Laura Wolf, Regional Wildlife Biologist
--Hollie Miyasaki, Wildlife Staff Biologist
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11:40 am 9.

Draft Upland Game Management Plan
--Jeff Knetter, Upland Game & Migratory Bird Coordinator
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12:00 pm   Lunch
1:00 pm 10.

Predation Management Current Status of Strategy Implementation
--Jim Hayden, Wildlife Staff Biologist
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1:30 pm 11.

Review Disabled Veterans Special Big Game Hunt Tag Program
-- Sharon Kiefer, Deputy Director
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1:50 pm 12.

a. Review Discounted Fee Structure for Seniors, Youth, Disabled and Military
-- Sharon Kiefer, Deputy Director
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Attachments added 11/8/18 8:46am MT

 

b. Renewal of Commission Order Discounting Nonresident Tag Fees for Mountain Lion, Black Bear, and Gray Wolf (Action Item)
-- Sharon Kiefer, Deputy Director

Item b added 11/9/18 2:28pm MT

 

2:10 pm 13.

Nonresident Tag Second Tag Sales Update
--Michael Pearson, Chief, Administration

2:20 pm 14.

Big Game Tag Rain Check / Refund Update
--Michael Pearson, Chief, Administration
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2:30 pm 15.

JMT License System Update
--Michael Pearson, Chief, Administration
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2:50 pm 16.

Muzzleloader Caliber Update
--Greg Wooten, Chief, Enforcement
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3:05 pm   Break
3:25 pm 17.

Access Update
--Ed Schriever, Deputy Director
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3:35 pm 18.

Set the 2019 Commission Calendar
-- Chairman Derick Attebury

3:55 pm 19.

Appoint Commission Representative to WAFWA (Action Item)
-- Chairman Derick Attebury

4:05 pm 20.

Director’s Report
-- Director Moore

4:25 pm 21.

Commissioner Reports
-- Commissioners

4:45 pm 22.

--Director Interviews in December
--January 2019 Meeting

Meetings of the Commission during field trips and catered meals are open to public attendance, but additional arrangements may be involved for those who wish to attend. For more information on such arrangements, please contact Mary Boyer at (208) 334-3771. During field trips and catered meals, the Commission may engage in brainstorming activities and informal discussions of regional and general interest, but the Commission will not take up any item for action.