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.
Don’t let the cold weather fool you; Idaho’s spring black bear and turkey controlled hunts will start in a little over two months.
Spring controlled hunts for black bear begin April 1, with some spring controlled turkey hunts beginning as early as April 8.
Hunters are reminded that they have through February 15 to apply for Idaho’s spring black bear controlled hunts, with controlled hunt applications for spring turkey accepted February 1 through March 1.