What is the difference between the Fish and Game Commission and the Fish and Game Department?

Answer: 

The Fish and Game Commission is the governing body responsible for administering the fish and game policy of the state as described in state code section 36-103. The Commission approves seasons, limits, etc. Commissioners come from each of the seven regions in the state, and are appointed by the Governor. The Fish and Game Department is responsible for implementing the policy set by the Commission and managing wildlife for the benefit of all Idahoans. The Department does not have the power to set seasons, limits etc. Department employees make recommendations to the Commission, and Commissioners decide whether to accept, reject or change the recommendations. To learn more about the Fish and Game Commission visit the web at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov./about/commission/.

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Sunday, May 15, 2005 - 6:00 PM MDT