Press Release

Hunters can provide input for the 2019-20 big game seasons at February open houses

Fish and Game Commission will set deer, elk, black bear, pronghorn and wolf seasons in March

Fish and Game staff will hold a series of open houses around the state to talk to hunters about their preferences for rules and seasons for the upcoming big game hunts. 

The department will also provide a list of proposed rule changes for the 2019-20 big game hunting seasons before the first meetings, and people will be able to see those proposals and comment online

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The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will review public comments, and are scheduled to set seasons and rules during its March 12-13 meeting in Boise. 

Big game open houses

Panhandle

  • Feb. 6, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Bonners Ferry, Best Western-Kootenai River Inn, 7169 Plaza St.
  • Feb. 7, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Ponderay Events Center, 401 Bonner Mall Suite E
  • Feb. 9, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., St. Maries Elks Lodge, 628 Main Ave., lower banquet room
  • Feb. 12, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Fish and Game regional office, 2885 W. Kathleen Ave.

Clearwater

  • Feb. 12, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Moscow, Latah County Fairgrounds, 1021 Harold St. 
  • Feb. 13, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Grangeville, Senior Citizens Center, 108 N. State St.
  • Feb. 16, 1 to 3 p.m., Orofino, Fish and Game Clearwater Hatchery, NW of bridge in Ahsahka, 118 Hatchery Roe Dr.
  • Feb. 21, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Lewiston Fish and Game regional office, 3316 16th St. 

Southwest

  • Feb. 5, 4 to 8 p.m., Nampa Fisheries Research office, 1414 E. Locust Road
    • PLEASE NOTE: LOCATION CHANGE AS OF 2/5/19 3:10pm MST
  • Feb. 7,  6 to 8 p.m., Garden Valley High School, 1053 Banks-Lowman Road
  • Feb. 12, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Council, Legion Hall, 2046 Hwy. 95 
  • Feb.13 (NOTE, THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER AND RESCHEDULE BELOW) 
  • Feb. 20, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Weiser, Vendome Event Center, 309 State St. 

* Fish and Game staff will be available at the 2019 Sportsman Show in Boise from Feb.  28 through March 3. Big game proposals will be available at the show, and the public is welcome to review and provide comments there.

Magic Valley

  • Feb. 5, 6 to 8 p.m., Mountain Home Jr. High, 1600 East 6th South
  • Feb. 7, 6 ot 8p.m., Jerome, Fish and Game regional office, 324 South 417 East
  • Feb. 12, 6 to 8 p.m., Burley Best Western, 800 N Overland Ave. 
  • Feb.19, 6 to 8 p.m., Hailey Community Campus, 1050 Fox Acres Rd.

Southeast

  • Feb. 6, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Soda Springs, Caribou County Fire Station, 655 East Second South
  • Feb. 12,  6:30 to 9 p.m., Malad City, Oneida County Senior Center, 26 North Main Street
  • Feb. 13,  6:30 to 9 p.m., Montpelier, Bear Lake Senior Center, 115 South 4th Street
  • Feb. 19,  6:30 to 9 p.m., Preston, Larsen-Sant Library, 109 South 1st East
  • Feb. 20,  6:30 to 9 p.m., Blackfoot, City Hall Council Chambers, 157 North Broadway
  • Feb. 21,  6:30 to 9 p.m., Pocatello, Fish and Game regional office, 1345 Barton Road

Upper Snake

  • Feb. 12, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Idaho Falls Fish and Game regional office, 4279 Commerce Circle
  • Feb. 13, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Rexburg, Madison Middle School, 575 West 7th South
  • Feb. 19, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Arco, Butte Middle/High School, 120 South Water Street

Salmon

  • Feb. 19, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m, Salmon Fish and Game regional office, 99 Hwy. 93 North
  • Feb. 20,  4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Challis Community Events Center, 411 Clinic Road