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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Challis: Feb 20, Challis Middle School Auditorium
Salmon: Feb 21, IDFG Conference Room
Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.