Press Release

Southwest Region will host four meetings in February to take input on big game seasons

Provide your input to help shape 2019 big game seasons

The 2019 big game hunting season in Idaho’s southwest region is the focus of a series of open house meetings where hunters and other wildlife enthusiasts will have a chance to review and discuss big game season proposals with Fish and Game staff.

A complete list of statewide deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear, mountain lion and wolf hunt proposals will be available on the Fish and Game website (https://idfg.idaho.gov/rules/big-game/19-20-proposals) in late January and at both the McCall and Nampa regional offices.

Four public open house meetings are scheduled for February. Plan now to attend the open house in your area.

Nampa – Tuesday, February 5th from 4pm to 8pm
Fish and Game Office
3101 S. Powerline Road

Garden Valley – Thursday, February 7th from 6pm to 8pm
Garden Valley High School
1053 Banks-Lowman Road

Council – Tuesday, February 12th from 6:30 to 8:30pm
Council Legion Hall
2046 Highway 95

Weiser – Wednesday, February 13th from 7:00 to 8:30pm
Vendome Event Center
309 State Street

In addition to the open house lineup, Fish and Game staff will be attending the 2019 Sportsman Show in Boise from February 28th through March 3rd. Big game proposals for the 2019 fall season will be available at the show, and the public is welcome to review and provide proposal comments.

Southwest Region 2019 big game season proposals include:

- Potential hunting opportunity in some controlled bear hunt units to address chronic depredation or nuisance issues.

- A potential change in the number of A and B tags for the Sawtooth elk zone.

- Possible changes to Brownlee and Weiser elk hunts. Any changes will be considered following the completion of an ongoing aerial survey of these zones.

- Potential changes to wolf, bear and lion seasons including methods of take for these species.

Individuals with disabilities may request meeting accommodations by contacting Jan Julian at the Fish and Game McCall office (208-634-8137), Teri Mattulat at the Fish and Game Nampa office (208-465-8465) or through the Idaho Relay Service at 1-800-377-3529 (TDD).

- IDFG -