Idaho Fish and Game biologists in the Salmon Region want to hear from hunters on proposed changes to moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat seasons for 2019 and 2020.
Hunters are encouraged to attend any of two open houses where they can visit with local wildlife biologists about the proposals and provide their comments.
- Salmon - December 19, 4:00-7:00 p.m., Salmon Regional Office, 99 Hwy 93 North
- Challis - December 20, 4:00-7:00 p.m., Challis Community Events Center Board Room
The proposed changes were developed using the most recent population information, as well as public input collected throughout the year. Additionally at these meetings, local biologists will be available to discuss current deer, elk, pronghorn, mountain lion, bear and wolf populations in the region.
“We will not be presenting any season changes or proposals for big game at these open houses, but rather answering population-related questions and gathering ideas the public would like considered when developing proposals for the upcoming big game season setting process,” said Salmon Region Wildlife Manager Greg Painter.
After staff develops big game proposals to address common issues, another set of open house meetings will be held in early 2019 to accept specific public comments to the 2019-2020 big game season proposals.
A complete list of statewide moose, sheep and mountain goat season proposals, as well as the opportunity to comment online, will soon be available on Fish and Game’s website at https://idfg.idaho.gov. Comments can also be mailed to: 2019-2020 MSG Season Proposals, PO Box 25, Boise, ID 83707. Comments will be accepted through January 3.
The final proposed changes for moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goat will be presented for Commission approval at their January 24 meeting in Boise.