Idaho Fish and Game plans an online chat to talk about the ongoing elk management plan revision.
The online chat will be from 7 to 9 p.m. MDT, April 10 and 11. Anyone interested may connect at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov and click on the link in the bottom center of the page.
Learn about the process, ask questions of Fish and Game's wildlife managers, and share your thoughts about statewide management direction. Plan objectives are in still draft form.
Fish and Game also plans a series of regional open house meetings during April and May to discuss the plan and the process. The times and locations will be announced as soon as they are set.
Another way to stay informed about the elk plan revision process is to sign up for e-mail updates - also available on the right hand side of the Fish and Game home page.
Idaho's current elk management plan is more than 12 years old. Starting in late 2011, Fish and Game launched an effort to revise and update that plan.
Strategies in the plan will be driven by public expectations and changes in elk populations.
Revisions being considered are based largely on a survey of Idaho elk hunters in the spring and summer of 2012, and in part on changes in habitat, predation and agricultural depredation conflicts.
Comments may be submitted to wildlife managers at regional offices, by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail to Elk Plan Comments, P.O. Box 25, Boise ID 83707.
To stay informed anyone interested may track the elk planning progress online at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/elkplanning.