May – Quarterly Meeting

Idaho Fish and Game Commission Meeting

May 9-10, 2018

Super 8 Hotel, 303 South 3rd Street
And Other Locations as Stated
McCall, Idaho

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

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Time   Description
8:00 am   Dinner
5:30 pm   Payette Lake Fishery Tour
7:00 pm  
Public Hearing

Location of Public Hearing:
Northfork Lodge
200 Scott Street
McCall, Idaho

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Location of Meeting: Super 8 McCall, 303 S 3rd Street, McCall, Idaho

Time Order Description
8:00 am 1. Opening Comments
-- Lane Clezie, Commission Chairman
8:05 am 2. Agenda Changes
-- Lane Clezie, Commission Chairman
8:10 am 3. Review of Public Comment
-- Lane Clezie, Commission Chairman
8:35 am 4. Update Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
-- Ron Regan, Executive Director
8:50 am 5. North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA)
--Jeff Knetter, Upland Game & Migratory Bird Coordinator
--Dave Kostersky, manager, International Partnerships, Ducks Unlimited Canada
9:10 am 6. Consent Calendar (Action Requested by Department)
a. Minutes
b. Financial Report
  7. Action Items for Commission Approval (Action Requested by Department)
9:20 am   A) Commission Direction for the Expenditure of Wolf Depredation Control Board Funds
-- Toby Boudreau, Asst. Chief, Wildlife
9:40 am   B) Season Setting: Summer Chinook Salmon
-- Jim Fredericks, Chief, Fisheries
10:00 am   C) Bent Lane Easement Donation
-- Gregg Servheen, Wildlife Program Coordinator
10:15 am   Break
10:30 am   D) Outfitter Allocation Numbers for November Deer CHS in Units 26 and 27
--Jon Rachael, State Wildlife Manager
10:40 am   E) Grizzly Bear Hunting Proposal (updated 5/7/18)
-- Toby Boudreau, Asst. Chief, Wildlife
11:00 am   F) Rules Adoption
--Sharon Kiefer, Deputy Director
11:20 am 8. Briefing About Rules to Advance for Public Input (Negotiated and Non-negotiated)
--Jon Rachael, State Wildlife Manager
  • Remove trophy species from tags that can be designated to child or grand child
  • Carcass transport limitations (CWD)
  • Discontinue issuance of certain import/wildlife (CWD)
  • Ban private feeding of wildlife (CWD)
  • Update winter feeding rule (CWD)
  • Allow Sr, Disabled, and nonresident DAV to apply for second draw youth controlled hunt tags
  • Trap set-back revision
  • Airguns for big game hunting short range
11:50 am   Lunch
1:00 pm 9. Briefing About Moving to Online-only Controlled Hunt Applications
--Michael Pearson, Chief, Administration
1:15 pm 10. Sawtooth Elk Zone Hunting Seasons Update for 2019
--Jon Rachael, Statewide Wildlife Manager
1:35 pm 11. Update on Wolf Hunting and Trapping Proposals from the March Meeting
--Jon Rachael, Statewide Wildlife Manager
1:55 pm 12. Second Tag for Deer and Elk Report
--Jon Rachael, Statewide Wildlife Manager
2:15 pm 13. FY 20 Budget Direction Update
--Michael Pearson, Chief, Administration
2:35 pm 14. Idaho Fish & Wildlife Foundation Report
--Hilarie Engle, Foundation Development Coordinator
2:45 pm 15. Legislative Update
--Sharon Kiefer, Deputy Director
3:00 pm   Break
3:15 pm 16. Director's Report
--Virgil Moore, Director
3:35 pm 17. Commission Reports
-- Lane Clezie, Commission Chairman
3:55 pm 18. Election of Commission Chair and Vice Chair (Action Item)
-- Lane Clezie, Commission Chairman
4:05 pm 19. Planning for Next Meeting
-- Lane Clezie, Commission Chairman
4:15 pm 20. 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.