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  • Upper Snake Scoping For 2017-2018 Moose, Goat And Sheep Hunting Seasons

    IDAHO FALLS – The Idaho Department of Fish & Game (IDFG) is in the process of scoping the public as they undertake setting seasons for trophy species (moose, mountain goat, and bighorn sheep) for 2017- 2018.  The public will have the opportunity to discuss with biologists their season suggestions at an open house scheduled for Monday, December 19th from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Upper Snake Region Office, 4279 Commerce Circle, in Idaho Falls.

  • Bull moose in yellow grass

    Hunter comments wanted for moose, sheep, and mountain goat season proposals

    Idaho Fish and Game wants to hear from hunters on proposed changes to moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat seasons for 2017 and 2018.

    Fish and Game will host open houses where those interested can visit with local wildlife biologists about the proposals and provided their comments. 

  • Public meeting for moose, sheep, and mountain goat season proposals (Challis)

    The Salmon region will be holding two open houses o discuss the proposed seasons for moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goat for 2017-2018.

    Salmon - December 19, 4:00-7:00 p.m., Salmon Regional Office, 99 Hwy 93 North, 208-756-2271.
    Challis – December 20, 4:00-7:00 p.m., Challis Community Events Center Board Room.

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  • Public meeting for moose, sheep, and mountain goat season proposals (Salmon)

    The Salmon region will be holding two open houses o discuss the proposed seasons for moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goat for 2017-2018.

    Salmon - December 19, 4:00-7:00 p.m., Salmon Regional Office, 99 Hwy 93 North, 208-756-2271.
    Challis – December 20, 4:00-7:00 p.m., Challis Community Events Center Board Room.

    Learn more

  • Public meeting for moose, sheep, and mountain goat season proposals (Nampa)

    Fish and Game will host open houses where those interested can visit with local wildlife biologists about the moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goat proposals and provided their comments. 

     

  • Big game season setting meeting planned in Sandpoint

    The Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) is starting to collect public input to develop big game hunting season proposals for 2017 and 2018. Big game seasons are now set for a two year period, so the hunting seasons being developed will be for the next two years.

    The first public meeting is scheduled in Sandpoint on Thursday, December 8. The meeting will be held at the Sandpoint Event Center, located at 102 S. Euclid Avenue. The meeting will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

  • Southeast Region Moose, Sheep, and Goat Open House

    The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is seeking public input on proposals to moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goat seasons.  

  • Brian Perkes, Owyhee Desert, Southwest Region,

    Owyhee Desert is a paradise for adventurous sportsmen

    The Owyhee Desert may appear desolate, but it’s rich in wildlife and popular with hunters.

  • bighorn ram, by Roger Phillips, IDFG

    Idaho man wins bighorn sheep tag in lottery

    Matt Hansen of Idaho Falls was the lucky winner of a hunting tag from the 24th Annual Bighorn Sheep tag lottery drawing July 27. The tag is offered under a partnership between Idaho Fish and Game and the Idaho Wild Sheep Foundation. 

    “I’m beyond excited to get it,” Hansen said. 

    He plans to hunt Hells Canyon or the Mount Borah area, both of which are prime areas for trophy bighorn sheep. This will be Hansen’s first opportunity to hunt bighorns, and it was his first time applying in the bighorn lottery. 

Bighorn Sheep

Ovis canadensis

IDAPA Classification: Big Game
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