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Idaho Fish and Game

Big Game Comment Meetings Set

Meeting times and places have been set throughout most of Idaho to comment on proposals for the 2001 deer, elk, antelope, black bear, and mountain lion hunts. The meetings will focus on proposals for the region where they are held, but comment may be offered regarding any proposal. Most meetings are in open house format. The Fish and Game Commission has asked for comment on the possible establishment of "traditional weapons" hunts. These would be restricted to muzzleloader or longbow only, with motorized equipment restricted to "system" roads. In the archery hunts only long bows and recurved bows could be used, with wood or aluminum arrows with natural fletchings and no sights. Muzzleloaders would have to be .50 caliber or larger with an external pivoting hammer, exposed flint or percussion cap ignition, using flowable black powder or flowable Pyrodex with a patched round ball. Other proposals being considered in most regions would increase the opportunity for youth hunters, either by increasing the numbers of hunts or the opportunity to take a female deer. The list of meetings follows: Panhandle Region Post Falls: February 22, Commons Area, Post Falls High School St. Maries: Eagles Hall Hope: Community Center Kellogg: February 23, WWP/Avista meeting room, 120 N Hill St. All meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m. Clearwater Region Orofino: February 12, VFW Hall, 330 Michigan Ave. Grangeville: Feb. 13, Senior Center, Hwy. 3 County Road Lewiston: Feb. 14, Community Center, 1424 Main Street Moscow: Feb. 15, Fairground Exhibit Bldg., 1021 Harold Hours are from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Southwest Region McCall: Feb. 13, Best Western Hotel, 415 N. Third Weiser: Feb. 15, Weiser High School Library, 690 Indianhead Road Marsing: Feb. 19, Marsing Elementary School, 239 8th Ave. West Boise: Feb.20, Hunter Education Center, 44th & Chinden Mt. Home: Feb. 21, Mt. Home Bingo Parlor, 3285 Airbase Road Nampa: Feb. 22, F&G Regional Office, 3101 S. Powerline Road All meetings will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Magic Valley Region Hailey: Feb. 16, Old Blaine County Courthouse Twin Falls: Feb. 20, Cavanaugh's Best Western Inn Burley: Feb. 21, City Hall All meetings are from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Southeast Region Montpelier: Feb. 20, Butch Cassidys Restaraunt- Highway 30 Malad: Feb. 21, Senior Center-Main Street Pocatello: Feb 22, Wood River Room- ISU Student Union All meetings will start at 7:00 pm Upper Snake Region Idaho Falls: Feb. 20, Eastern Idaho Technical College Arco: Feb. 21 Butte High School Rexburg: February 22, National Guard Armory All meetings start at 7:00 p.m. Salmon Region Challis: Feb 20, Challis Middle School Auditorium Salmon: Feb 21, IDFG Conference Room Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.