July – Quarterly Meeting

Idaho Fish and Game Commission Quarterly Meeting

Idaho Department of Fish and Game
4279 Commerce Circle
Idaho Falls, Idaho

July 25-26, 2018
Note: Times on the agenda are approximate and subject to change.

July 25

Time   Description
8:00 am   Commission Field Trip: South Fork Snake River Tour
5:30 p.m.   Dinner
7:00 pm   Public Hearing
July 26
Time Order Description
8:00 am 1.

Opening Comments
-- Chairman Attebury

8:05 am 2.

Agenda Changes
-- Chairman Attebury

8:10 am 3.

Review of Public Comment
-- Chairman Attebury

8:35 am 4.

Consent Calendar (Action Requested by Department)
a. Minutes
b. Financial Report

  5. Action Items for Commission Approval (Actions Requested by Department)
8:40 am  

A. Direction for Animal Damage Control Board
--Toby Boudreau, Asst. Chief, Wildlife
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8:50 am  

B. Release of 2019 Bighorn Sheep Auction and Lottery Tags
--Hollie Miyasaki, Wildlife Staff Biologist
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9:00 am  

C. Nonresident Deer/Elk Tag Quotas
--Jon Rachael, State Wildlife Manager
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9:10 am  

D. Outfitter Set-aside Quota
--Jon Rachael, Sate Wildlife Manager
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9:30 am  

E. Season Setting: Fall Chinook Salmon
-- Lance Hebdon, Anadromous Fish Manager
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9:45 am  

F. Todd Land Acquisition
--Gregg Servheen, Wildlife Program Coordinator
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G. a. Sawyer Land Acquisition
     b. Freeman’s Eddy Exchange N.F. Coeur d’ Alene River (Therrian Exchange)
--Gregg Servheen, Wildlife Program Coordinator
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Modified: July 17, 2018 1:20pm MT
10:00 am  

Break

10:20 am  

H. a. Wolf Trapping Season Changes (Affects Fall 2018)
     b. Snare Check Times Scoping
--Jon Rachael, State Wildlife Manager
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Modified: July 19, 2018 8:20pm MT
   

I. Wolf Hunting Season Changes (Affects spring 2019)
--Jon Rachael, State Wildlife Manager
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    Rule Adoption Items J. through S.
10:40 am  

J. Carcass Transport Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)
--Toby Boudreau, Asst. Chief, Wildlife
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Modified: July 17, 2018 1:20pm MT
   

K. Ban natural urine lures (CWD)
--Toby Boudreau, Asst. Chief, Wildlife
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L. Integrate CWD into winter feeding considerations (CWD)
--Toby Boudreau, Asst. Chief, Wildlife
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Modified: July 17, 2018 1:20pm MT
   

M. Discontinue cervid import/possession permits (CWD)
--Toby Boudreau, Asst. Chief, Wildlife
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Modified: July 17, 2018 1:20pm MT
   

N. Ban Private Feeding (CWD)
--Toby Boudreau, Asst. Chief, Wildlife
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O. Remove Trophy species from child/grandchild tag designation
--Sharon Kiefer, Deputy Director
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P. Allow Sr., disabled, NR DAV participate in youth hunt 2nd Draw
--Sharon Kiefer, Deputy Director
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Q. Terminate mail controlled hunt applications
--Sharon Kiefer, Deputy Director
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R. Revise Trap set-back
--Cory Mosby, Wildlife Staff Biologist
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S. Airguns as Method of Take
--Greg Wooten, Chief, Enforcement
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T. Draft Swan Hunting Proposal
--Jeff Knetter, Upland Game & Migratory Bird Coordinator
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11:25 am 6.

Sawtooth Elk Zone 2019 Seasons (Information only)
--Daryl Meints, Deer and Elk Program Coordinator
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Comment summaries: online   other

11:45 am   Lunch
12:45 pm 7.

Staff Recognition
--Ed Schriever, Deputy Director

1:00 pm 8.

FY20 Preliminary Budget Briefing (Information only)
-- Michael Pearson, Chief, Administration
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1:15 pm 9.

Sage-grouse Season Setting Process (Information only)
--Ann Moser, Staff Biologist
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1:30 pm 10.

Update Stats for Controlled Hunt Draws
(moose, sheep, goat; big game; Gbear) i.e. number of applications, days to complete look-ups
--Michael Pearson, Chief, Administration
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1:45 pm 11.

Legislative Update
-- Sharon Kiefer, Deputy Director
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2:00 pm 12.

Mule Deer Initiative Update
--Matt Pieron, Staff Biologist
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2:15 pm 13.

2019-2021 Fishing Seasons and Limits
-- Jim Fredericks, Chief, Fisheries
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2:30 pm   Break
2:45 pm 14.

Fishery Management Plan Draft Development Update
Review Format for the Management Plan
-- Jim Fredericks
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Angler Opinion Survey Results
--Martin Koenig
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Review Anadromous Natural- and Hatchery-Origin Escapement Objectives
--Paul Kline
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3:30 pm 15.

Directors’ Report
--Virgil Moore

3:45 pm 16.

Commissioner Reports
-- Chairman Attebury

4:05 pm 17.

Planning for Next Meeting
--Chairman Attebury

4:15 pm 18.

Executive Session I.C. 74-206(1) (b) (c) (f)

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.
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