The Fish and Game Panhandle Region does not normally declare winter feeding emergencies because big game do not congregate in large concentrations. Because of this it is virtually impossible to use feeding as a tool in a way that is meaningful from a population standpoint. The region has never established a Winter Feeding Advisory Committee as per IC 36-123. The last winter feeding operation was conducted in 2009 when fewer than 200 deer were fed at scattered sites across Boundary and Bonner counties.
March 13, 2017 status report
Winter feeding is not occurring in the Panhandle Region. Snow pack at lower and mid-level elevations is expected to decline substantially this week because temperatures are expected to be in the 40s and 50s.