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Commission to Meet in Pocatello September 30 - October 2

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet in Pocatello September 30 - October 2. The meeting will be held at the Ameritel Hotel, 1440 Bench Road on October 1 and 2, beginning at 8:00 a.m. each day. A public hearing will be held at 7:00 p.m. September 30 in the Wood River Room of the Student Union Building, 741 South Seventh Street. The commission will meet with biologists in a big game workshop October 1 and hold its business meeting October 2. It will also consider a refund policy for hunters unable to hunt this fall because of travel or other restrictions imposed as a result of the terrorist attack September 11. Other items on the agenda include approval of fishing rules for 2002-2003. The draft that has been out for public comment are geared toward making fishing rules less complicated, and establishing "family fishing waters" with liberalized limits and rules. The commission will also set nonresident deer and elk tag quotas and quotas on elk tags in zones with caps; and will hear reports on the steelhead run, a bighorn sheep study and the mountain lion management plan.