Predator killing contests

Does Idaho Fish and Game have the authority to prohibit killing contests? I understand there is a predator killing contest planned in Salmon again this winter. I am aware of your stance last year of not providing financial or logistical support for killing contests, but that is not my question. My question is whether or not you have the legal authority to prohibit killing contests like the one planned for Salmon.


Contests such as fishing derbys, predator derbys or big buck contests are legal in Idaho. Participants are required to follow all rules and laws pertaining to the legal taking of wildlife.

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Friday, August 8, 2014 - 9:09 AM MDT