Press Release

Antlerless Seasons Closed in Some Units

With the archery season set to open August 30, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game reminds hunters that Units 33, 34 and 35 are closed to antlerless white-tailed and mule deer hunts.

In May, the Idaho Fish and Game commissioners closed antlerless hunts, including youth and archery hunts, in the three southwest Idaho units. They also closed the youth controlled hunt in unit 78 in southeast Idaho.

The move was in response to lower than average fawn survival over the winter of 2005-2006 in some southern Idaho game management units.

The hunting season changes could not be noted in the hunting brochure, which already had been 1, but they are detailed on the department's web site: