Idaho Fish and Game wants to hear from hunters on proposed changes to deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear, mountain lion and wolf seasons for 2019-2020. Hunters are encouraged to attend open house meetings in Salmon and Challis to provide their comments.
Open houses will be held at the following:
- Salmon - Feb. 19, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Salmon Regional Office, 99 Hwy. 93 North
- Challis - Feb. 20, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Challis Community Event Center, 411 Clinic Road
Interested individuals can visit with local wildlife biologists and review informative displays concerning the proposed seasons and provide their written comments.
"Public comments to the proposed changes are needed to address concerns and improve management of wildlife in Lemhi and Custer counties," said Greg Painter, Salmon Region Wildlife Manager.
Individuals with disabilities may request meeting accommodations by contacting the Salmon Region Fish and Game office at 208-756-2271 or through the Idaho Relay Service at 1-800-368-6185 (TDD).
Season proposals will also be available for review and comment on Fish and Game’s website at http://idfg.idaho.gov in early February. The website provides a convenient way for people to review the proposals and provide their comments without having to travel to an open house.
All comments received will be summarized and presented to the Idaho Fish and Game Commission prior to their March 13 meeting in Boise when seasons will be set.