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 6, 2017 status report
Winter conditions continue to moderate despite intermittent snow storms. Warmer and breezy weather continues to reduce low elevation and south slope snow packs. Winter feeding operations for big game are not occurring in the Panhandle Region.