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Public Meetings Set in Panhandle Region on Big Game Seasons

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has scheduled four public meetings to discuss big game hunting seasons for 2012.

Hunting seasons for deer, bear, lion, wolves and elk will be covered in the meetings.

Two morning meetings are slated for Saturday, March 3. One will be at 7 a.m. at the Lions Club at 106 Church St. in Pinehurst. Also on March 3, a meeting will be at 8 a.m. at the Elks Lodge at 628 Main St. in St. Maries. At both meetings, coffee is provided free, and breakfast will be available for those who want it for $7 in Pinehurst and $8 in St. Maries.

On Thursday, March, 8, a meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the Lehman Building at the Bonner County Fairgrounds in Sandpoint. On Friday, March 9, a meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Coeur d'Alene Resort in Coeur d'Alene.

There are multiple avenues for public input on proposed big game seasons. In addition to the four local public meetings, the public can weigh in on the IDFG website http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/. Statewide big game proposals will be posted on the website.

Individuals with disabilities may request meeting accommodations by contacting Jim Hayden at 208-769-1414; or, through the Idaho Relay Service at 1 800 377 2529 (TDD).