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    F&G will offer more elk hunting opportunities for 2017, but fewer mule deer tags

    Idaho Fish and Game commissioners on Thursday, March 17 set the hunting seasons for deer, elk, bear, pronghorn, mountain lion and wolf. The rules will be available online and in print in mid April. 

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    Idaho’s 2017 & 2018 big game season proposals available online

    Idaho Fish and Game's proposed changes for the 2017 & 2018 big game hunting seasons are available online for public review and comment.

    The proposals for deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear, mountain lion and gray wolf are listed by region and are available at: https://idfg.idaho.gov/form/big-game-2017. Only those seasons and hunts for which changes are proposed are listed.  All others will remain the same as they were during the 2015 & 2016 hunting seasons.

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    Season setting time for Big Game

    Deer and elk seasons might seem like a long way off, here in the middle of winter, but there are things you should do now for the upcoming seasons.  I’m not talking about tuning up the bow or sighting in the rifle (although those are always options).

     Idaho Fish and Game is starting the process of taking public input for the 2017 and 2018 big game seasons.  In 2015, Fish and Game went to a 2-year cycle for setting big game seasons.  That two year period is now up, so it’s time to look at options for the next two years.

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    Fish and Game seeks comments on 2017 and 2018 big game seasons

    Idaho Fish and Game plans several open house meetings around the state during February to collect public comments on the 2017 and 2018 proposed seasons and rules for deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear, gray wolf and mountain lion.   

    Interested individuals can visit with department personnel concerning the proposed seasons and provide their written comments by attending any of the below meetings.

    Panhandle Region

  • Please Don't Feed Me!

    This article was written by Fish and Game Regional Wildlife Manager Wayne Wakkinen, stationed at the regional office in Coeur d'Alene. It offers additional insights into the winter feeding issue.

    As the snow piles up, we get reports from the public that deer and elk have come down from the mountains and are looking hungry. Some think feeding deer and elk will help the animals survive the rough winter months. They don’t understand why Fish and Game is reluctant to start a feeding program. But there are good reasons to be cautious about feeding wildlife. 

  • Please DON’T feed me!

    As the snow piles up, we get reports from the public that deer and elk have come down from the mountains and are looking hungry.  Some think feeding deer and elk will help the animals survive the rough winter months.  They don’t understand why Fish and Game is reluctant to start a feeding program.  But there are good reasons to be cautious about feeding wildlife. 

  • Big Game Seasons and Rules 2015 - 2016
  • Mule deer, radio collar, telemetry, Southwest Region

    I found a radio collar, what should I do?

    Idaho Fish and Game places hundreds of collars on animals annually to track their survival, seasonal movements, and get more information about them. That means there are literally thousands of collared animals running around Idaho. 

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    Hunters reminded to report on deer, elk, pronghorn tags

    With most of the major big game hunting seasons over for the year, Idaho Fish and Game reminds hunters who purchased a 2016 deer, elk, or pronghorn tag to report the results of their big game hunts as soon as possible.

  • 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.

White-tailed Deer

Odocoileus virginianus

IDAPA Classification: Big Game
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