Press Release

Open house regarding potential airboat closures on Coeur d'Alene River WMA

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is considering airboat closures on a limited portion of the Coeur d’Alene River Wildlife Management Area.

IDFG strives to provide a variety of hunter experiences on our Wildlife Management Areas (WMA). In most of the Coeur d’Alene WMA, airboat use is possible for those seeking this type of hunting experience. Currently, however, there are no areas set aside for hunters seeking to avoid competition with airboat use. In the proposed areas, no airboat use is currently established, thereby offering a more primitive hunting experience. Providing closures in these isolated areas would help to meet the demand for and maintain a diversity of hunter experiences on the Coeur d’Alene Wildlife Management Area.

An open house to discuss the proposal with the public is scheduled for September 19, 2019 from 5 – 7 pm at the Medimont Grange Hall, 31146 S Hwy 3, Medimont, ID 83842

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