Press Release

Predator Policy Public Review Sought

Idaho Fish and Game Commissioners will continue to take comment from the public on the proposed predator management policy when they meet in Stanley July 13-14.

Predator policy has already been the subject of comments to commissioners in prior meetings. The policy is also posted on the department's internet web site under "What's New" at www.state.id.us/fishgame and is available in printed form at Fish and Game offices.

Those who wish to comment on the proposed policy may do so at open house meetings in the seven regions. Regional open houses will be announced locally and will include taking comment on waterfowl seasons and the proposal to allow outfitted wild turkey hunting as well as the predator policy. Written comments may be made to Idaho Department of Fish and Game, P.O. Box 25, Boise, ID 83707, attention Dale Toweill. Comment is also taken by email.

A decision on the policy may come later this summer.

Dale Toweill, coordinator of the comment process for predator policy, said the policy is intended to "ensure that department actions are bounded by good science and good management."