March - Special Meeting

Idaho Fish and Game Commission Meeting

March 21-22, 2018

Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Trophy Room and Other Locations as Stated
600 South Walnut
Boise, Idaho

Amended 3/19/2018

Note: Times on the agenda are approximate and subject to change.

March 20

Time Description
6:00 pm Dinner
11627 W. Peak View Court
Boise, ID  83709

March 21

Time Description
7:30 am Technology Workshop
Blacks Creek Shooting Range
5:30 pm Dinner
7:00 pm
Public Hearing

Location of Public Hearing:
Washington Group – Main Auditorium
720 East Park Blvd.
Boise, ID 83712

March 22

Location of Meeting: 600 S. Walnut, Boise, Idaho – Trophy Room

Time Order Description
8:00 am 1. Opening Comments
-- Lane Clezie, Commission Chairman
8:05 am 2. Agenda Changes
-- Chairman Clezie
8:10 am 3. Review of Public Comment
-- Chairman Clezie
8:35 am 4. Consent Calendar (Action Requested by Department)
a. Minutes
b. Financial Report
8:45 am 5. Second Deer Tag Analysis
-- Jon Rachael, State Wildlife Manager
Action Items for Commission Approval
(Action Requested by Department)
9:05 am A.

Season Setting: Spring Season Chinook
-- Jim Fredericks, Chief, Fisheries

Note: Updated 3/19
9:15 am B. Freund Life Estate
-- Gregg Servheen, Wildlife Program Coordinator
  C. Young Acquisition
-- Gregg Servheen, Wildlife Program Coordinator
9:30 am D. 2017-2018 Regulation Modification Proposals
-- Jon Rachael, State Wildlife Manager
  • Reduce bighorn sheep tags in Controlled Hunt Area 46 from 5 tags to 3
  • Prohibit the use of 2nd deer tags in Unit 10A
  • Shorten season for whitetail deer tag in 10A to October 10 - November 20
  • Remove the cap on Weiser River Elk Zone A tag
  • Close mountain goat season in controlled Hunt Area 10-3
10:00 am Break
10:15 am E.

Set 2018 LAP Hunts
-- Sal Palazzolo, Wildlife Program Coordinator

10:30 am F. Proposal to add Additional Wolf Trapping Opportunity Units 2, 32A, 33, 66, 69 Lengthen seasons in Units 4,4A, 39, 43, 44 – Open early October
-- Jon Rachael
  G. Proposal to add additional Wolf hunting opportunity
-- Jon Rachael
Note: This agenda item was added 3/14/2018.

Unlimited Controlled Hunt Nonresident Tag Numbers, and Outfitter Allocation
-- Jon Rachael 

Note: This agenda item was added 3/20.
10:45 am 7. Idaho Fish & Wildlife Foundation
IFWF Update
-- Hilarie Engle, Foundation Development Coordinator
11:00 am 8. Migratory Game Bird Briefing & Upland Game Plan Update
-- Jeff Knetter, Upland Game & Migratory Bird Coordinator
11:15 am 9. Swan Hunting in Idaho / Information
-- Jeff Knetter
11:30 am 10. Johnson, Mirmiran and Thompson (JMT) License System Launch
-- Michael Pearson, Chief, Administration
11:45 am 11. Grizzly Bear Hunting Opportunity
-- Toby Boudreau, Asst. Chief, Wildlife
12:00 Lunch
1:00 pm 12. Shikar Safari Wildlife Officer of the Year
-- Greg Wooten, Chief, Enforcement
1:15 pm 13. Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Update
-- Toby Boudreau
1:30 pm 14. Trapping Setback Update
-- Jon Rachael
1:45 pm 15. Mule Deer Hunter Survey Summary
-- Daryl Meints, Natural Resources Program Coordinator Deer & Elk
2:05 pm 16. Shifted to Agenda Item 6. H (action item)
2:20 pm 17. Sawtooth Zone LAP Allocation and Options
-- Jon Rachael, State Wildlife Manager (Information Only)
2:40 pm 18. Legislative Update
-- Sharon Kiefer, Deputy Director
    Rulemaking Schedule Briefing
-- Sharon Kiefer, Deputy Director
3:00 pm Break
3:15 pm 19. Trends in Nonresident Bear Bait Permit Numbers
-- Jim Hayden, Wildlife Staff Biologist
3:30 pm 20.

Predation Management in Zones Not Meeting Goals, and Inhibiting Hound Hunting
-- Jim Hayden, Wildlife Staff Biologist

Note: Goldsheet updated 3/20
3:45 pm 21.

Pelican Management Update
-- Rex Sallabanks, State Manager, Wildlife Diversity Program

4:00 pm 22. Access Requirements for Landowners Filing Depredation Claims
-- Sal Palazzolo, Wildlife Program Coordinator
4:15 pm 23. Mandatory Harvest Report
-- Jon Rachael
4:30 pm 24. Directors Report
4:50 pm 25. Commissioner Reports
5:10 pm 26. Planning for Next Meeting
-- Chairman Clezie
5:20 pm 27. 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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