Idaho Fish and Game Idaho Fish and Game
Idaho Fish and Game Commission
Special Meeting
August 19, 2013

Upper Snake Regional Fish & Game Office
4279 Commerce Circle
Idaho Falls, Idaho
(208) 525-7290

Note: Times on the agenda are approximate and subject to change.

1:00 p.m. 1. Opening Comments – Bob Barowsky, Commission Chairman
1:05 p.m.2. Agenda Changes – Bob Barowsky, Commission Chairman
1:10 p.m. Fish and Game Advisory Committee Update – Dar Olberding, Chair - Leroy Atwood, Vice Chair
1:30 p.m.3.Consent Calendar (Action Requested by Department)
    1. Minutes
1:35 p.m. 4. Upper Snake Region Award Presentation - Conservation Partners – Steve Schmidt, Regional Supervisor
1:55 p.m.5. Rules (Action Requested by Department):
    1. Definition of Releasing Sturgeon Once Landed – Definition of Rule – David Parrish, Sport Fishing Program Coordinator
    2. Definition of a "Watercraft" and "Single-pointed Hook" – Definition of Rule – Ed Schriever, Chief, Fisheries
2:10 p.m.6. Legislative Process Update (Action Requested by Department) – Sharon Kiefer, Deputy Director
2:30 p.m.7. FY 15 Budget Approval (Action Requested by Department) – Michael Pearson, Chief, Administration
2:45 p.m.8. Rules: Revision of Nonresident Jr. Mentor Tag Rule (Action Requested by Department) – Jeff Gould, Chief, Wildlife
3:00 p.m.9. Commission Delegation of Authority to Director for Rainchecks and Refunds (Action Requested by Department) – Kathleen Trever, Deputy Attorney General
3:15 p.m. - BREAK
3:30 p.m.10. Season Setting: 2013 Sage Grouse Season (Action Requested by Department) – Don Kemner, Wildlife Program Coordinator
3:45 p.m.11. Season Setting: 2013/2014 Waterfowl Season (Action Requested by Department) – Jeff Knetter, Gamebird Staff Biologist
4:00 p.m.12. Release of Draft Elk Plan for Public Comment (Action Requested by Department) – Toby Boudreau, Wildlife Program Coordinator
4:30 p.m.13. Nonbiological Rule Progress Update – Jeff Gould, Chief, Wildlife
4:45 p.m.14. Bureau of Communications Overview – Mike Keckler, Chief, Communications - Vicky Runnoe, Conservation Education Supervisor
5:05 p.m.15. Executive Session I.C. 67-2345(1) (b) (c) (f) (if needed)