Idaho Fish and Game will be host an open house to discuss big game hunting seasons on from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at the Best Western Plus in Coeur d'Alene.
The Best Western Plus was formerly known as the Coeur d'Alene Inn, and is located on the corner of Highway 95 and Appleway just north of Interstate 90.
Anyone interested in big game seasons is encouraged to come at any time during the open house.
Fish and Game employees will be there to discuss big game seasons and answer questions. Questionnaires will be provided for attendees to complete.
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will set final big game hunting season rules at their quarterly meeting in Boise on Tuesday, March 18. Questionnaires completed at meeting and online throughout the state will be provided to the Commissioners prior to setting seasons. In addition, a public meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday, March 17, during which anyone can directly address the commission in person.
Season proposals are posted on the Fish and Game website here individuals may comment as well. The website provides an opportunity for people to review the proposals and provide comments without having to travel to a meeting. Depending upon the year and the proposed changes, as many as 500 comments are received from the Panhandle Region alone on the website.
Additionally, 650 people who have attended a big game season public meeting in the Panhandle over the past several years will receive an email containing season summaries and asking for comments.