Idaho Fish and Game Idaho Fish and Game
Idaho Fish and Game Commission
Quarterly Meeting
March 19-20, 2014

Fish and Game Headquarters
600 South Walnut St., Boise, ID 83712
(208) 334-3700

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

3:00 p.m. Hunter Education Instructor Awards – Don Sturtevant, Wildlife Educator
3:10 p.m. Species Management Workshop
  • Hollie Myasaki: Species management bighorn sheep, mountain goat, pronghorn
  • Toby Boudreau: Elk transplant analysis
  • Jim Hayden: Species management bear, mountain lion, wolf
4:30 p.m. Land Acquisitions (Action Requested by Department) Redbird Canyon Acquisition, ITD Quitclaim Deeds and Surplus Properties – Gregg Servheen, Wildlife Program Coordinator
4:40 p.m. Executive Session I.C. 67-2345(1) (b) (c) (f)
5:15 p.m. Hagerman Area Water Rights Preliminary Direction (Action Requested by Department)
5:30 p.m. Catered dinner.
7:00 p.m. Public Hearing: Location: Washington Group Plaza, Main Auditorium (entrance at fountain)
720 East Park Blvd., Boise, ID 83712 - Phone: 333-2580
Note: Meetings of the Commission during field trips and catered meals are open to public attendance, but additional arrangements may be involved for those who wish to attend. For more information on such arrangements, please contact Mary Boyer at (208) 334-3771. During field trips and catered meals, the Commission may engage in brainstorming activities and informal discussions of regional and general interest, but the Commission will not take up any item for action.

8:00 a.m. 1. Opening Comments – Bob Barowsky, Commission Chairman
8:05 a.m. 2. Agenda Changes – Bob Barowsky, Commission Chairman
8:10 a.m. 3. Review of Public Comment – Bob Barowsky, Commission Chairman
8:35 a.m. 4.Consent Calendar (Action Requested by Department)
  1. Minutes
  2. Financial Report
8:45 a.m. 5. Season Setting: Deer, Elk, Pronghorn, Bear, Mountain Lion and Wolves (Action Requested by Department) Big Game Season Regional Proposals – Jon Rachael, State Wildlife Manager
  1. Unit 39 Mountain Goat Tag Adjustment (Action Requested by Department)
  2. Elk Plan Implementation of New Elk Zones (Action Requested by Department)
9:45 a.m. 6. Declare Ashton Hatchery Surplus (Action Requested by Department) – Ed Schriever, Chief, Fisheries
9:55 A.M. - BREAK
10:15 a.m. 7. Season Setting: 2014 Spring Season Chinook Salmon Fisheries (Action Requested by Department) Background Info – Pete Hassemer, Anadromous Fisheries Manager
  1. Modify Spring Season Steelhead Rules
10:35 a.m. 8. Land Acquisitions – This item was moved to Wednesday, March 19 at 4:30 p.m.
11:05 a.m. 9. Legislative Update – Sharon Kiefer, Deputy Director
11:25 a.m. 10. Idaho Fish and Wildlife Foundation – Ann Dehner, Executive Director
11:35 a.m. 11. Update on Oil and Gas Leasing of Commission Lands in Southwest Idaho – Tom Hemker, Wildlife Habitat Program Manager
11:55 a.m. 12. Mayfield Private Land and Elk Depredation Update – Scott Reinecker, Southwest Regional Supervisor
12:05 P.M. - LUNCH
1:00 p.m. 13. Nonbiological Rules/Negotiated Rule Making Update on LAP/PLT and Natural Bear Bait – Jeff Gould, Chief, Wildlife
1:30 p.m. 14. Nonbiological Rules Briefing For All Game Animal Proposals For Future Rulemaking – Jeff Gould, Chief, Wildlife
1:45 p.m. 15. Director’s Report – Virgil Moore, Director
2:15 p.m. 16. Commission Reports – Commissioners
2:45 p.m. 17. Executive Session I.C. 67-2345(1) (b) (c) (f)