The Idaho Department of Fish and Game will host two Sportsmen's Breakfasts to present information on a proposed fee enhancement package for this year's legislative session.
The first will be December 4 at the Wayside Restaurant in Rupert, on Highway 24 off the Interstate 84 exit; the second will be December 18 at the Snake River Grill off Highway 30 in Hagerman. Both programs will begin at 7 a.m. with time for sportsmen's questions on the proposal or any other Fish and Wildlife topics of interest following a short video and presentation.
The proposed fee enhancement package is asking for a 20 percent over-all increase to help cover rising costs in operations. However, not all products will increase by 20 percent. Highly sought after permits or licenses such as bull elk or salmon and steelhead permits will increase by 30 to 60 percent, with general combination licenses only increasing by 11 percent or $3.50.
Groups or clubs interested in learning more can call Kelton Hatch to set up a time for a presentation for their group on the proposals fee package.
For more information go to http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/cms/about/history_funding/RevEnhance/08revE..., or call the Magic Valley Regional office at 208-324-4359.