Draft Mountain Goat Management Plan 2019-2024: Comment Opportunity


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Idaho Fish and Game is collecting public input on the newly updated draft of the Mountain Goat Management Plan. This planning document provides guidance for the Department to implement management actions, including season recommendations, for mountain goats throughout the state.

The Department is asking for public comment on the draft Mountain Goat Management Plan. The final draft of the plan will be presented for the Commission's approval at the March meeting.

Mountain Goat Management Plan Overview

This plan is designed to provide guidance to IDFG staff to manage Idaho’s mountain goat populations over the next 6 years. Statewide mountain goat management direction includes:

Statewide mountain goat management direction includes:

  • Provide the maximum harvest opportunity possible while maintaining stable to increasing mountain goat populations statewide
  • Continue to offer controlled hunts and work with hunters to reduce harvest of nannies
  • Increase our knowledge of mountain goat survival, recruitment, habitat use, genetics, and the impacts of disease, habitat changes, and recreational activities
  • Collaborate with land management agencies to incorporate measures in land use and resource management plans that benefit mountain goats
  • Improve the quality of mountain goat population monitoring data to better evaluate population trends
  • Create guidelines for mountain goat translocations in Idaho



mountain goats on rocky cliffs April 2007
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Public Comment Instructions

We welcome comments for any part or all of the Mountain Goat Management Plan. Please review the plan and acknowledge if you generally support, support with concerns, or do not support. Please address items of support or concern in the "general comments" section.

Referrals to specific sections or pages in the plan, are very helpful.

Thank you for your participation!

Public comment period closes at end of day on February 19, 2019