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Commissioners to Meet In Post Falls in July

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet in the conference room in the Cabela's store in Post Falls July 23-25. A public comment period is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday July 23. The commissioners will consider five proposed rule changes that would:
  • Eliminate evidence-of-sex requirement for meat being transported from a commercial meat processor.
  • Allow disabled archery hunters to use crossbows with nonmagnifying scopes having battery powered or tritium lighted reticles during archery-only hunting seasons.
  • Allow visually impaired hunters to use nonmagnifying scopes during muzzleloader-only hunts.
  • Allow holders of senior combination and disabled combination licenses to apply for, and participate in, leftover youth-only deer and elk controlled hunts.
  • Include bait containers in the current commission rules on black bear bait placement.
The proposed changes are posted on the Fish and Game Website - http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/cms/public - for public review and comment. Comments must be submitted by July 14. Comments may also be submitted by mail to: Nonbiological Rules, IDFG, P.O. Box 25, Boise ID 83707. Nonbiological rules include equipment restrictions, controlled hunt application and eligibility requirements, possession requirements and motorized vehicle use restrictions. They do not include seasons, bag limits, size limits, sex restrictions, or species restrictions. Other items on the commission agenda include sage-grouse seasons, release of bighorn sheep tags for auction and lottery, expenditure of Animal Damage Control funds, legislative proposals and migratory game birds discussions.