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Paragliders Grounded

Paragliders or other powered vehicles capable of flight have joined traditional aircraft banned in the harvest of game in Idaho's hunting rules. Gliders that have been modified to accept motors but are not listed as aircraft by federal aviation authorities could have slipped through a loophole in the Idaho law. Reports of their use in game harvest had made it to the ears of the Idaho Fish and Game Commission before its March meeting in Boise. On a motion by Commissioner Don Clower, the Commission unanimously voted to close the loophole. The ban applies to communication from fliers to hunters on the ground in all instances.