2020-2021 Upland Game Proposals (Southwest)

Southwest Region

You are reviewing the 2020-2021 upland game and turkey proposals for the Southwest Region.

Comment period closes at end of day on December 15, 2019

 

We have split the proposals into regional upland game proposals and one for furbearer proposals around the state. If you'd like to comment on other proposals, please click the appropriate link below:

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Turkeys

Southwest Region (McCall)

  • Scope two options:
    • OPTION 1: Convert hunt 9021 to a fall general hunt in GMUs 22 and 31, August 30 – October 9;
    • OPTION 2: Convert hunts 9021 and 9023 to a fall general hunt in units 22, 31, 32, and 32A outside the national forest system boundary, August 30 – October 9.

 

  • Extend end date of fall controlled hunt in units 22, 31, and 32 outside the National Forest System Boundary 9022 to December 31 (currently ends November 30).

Justification: Observations by staff, hunter harvest statistics, and increasing landowner complaints indicate a growing turkey population in these units. Additionally, turkey depredation complaints have continued to increase over the last few years, particularly complaints in the winter on winter wheat and livestock feeding operations.

 

 

Southwest Region (Nampa)

  • Scope two options:
    • OPTION 1: Convert spring controlled hunts (9003 and 9004) to general season opportunity in Unit 38 and that portion of Unit 32 in Payette County.
    • OPTION 2: Add an additional 50 permits each to hunts 9003 and 9004. And, implement spring turkey LPH in GMU 38 – 50 tags, either-sex, April 15 – May 25; private land only within the following boundary: within one mile on either side of the Boise River and Snake River, beginning at the intersection of the north channel Boise River and Eagle Road, following the north channel Boise River and mainstem Boise River west to the confluence with the Snake River, then following the Snake River north to the border of Unit 32.

 

Justification: Observations by staff, hunter harvest statistics, and increasing landowner complaints indicate a growing turkey population in the western portion of GMU 38. This proposal will help provide additional spring hunting opportunity.

 

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