In a Fish and Game news release dated March10, 2000, it was stated that the Fish and Game Commission had asked Fish and Game to design a plan to use a mandatory report system for all controlled hunts and a telephone survey for elk and deer general season hunts.
The instructions were not actually that binding. The Commission discussed this possibility but the instructions were to develop a plan for a hybrid system which would allow collecting the best data at a reasonable price. The big game rules brochure will contain the following text: The mandatory reporting requirements for deer and elk hunters are under review by the Commission. Information regarding mandatory report requirements will be available at all vendors prior to year 2000 hunting seasons. Please check with a vendor in your area prior to hunting deer or elk.