Monday, December 9, 2013
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The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet Wednesday and Thursday, January 16 and 17, at Fish and Game headquarters in Boise.
The annual meeting starts with a public meeting at 7 p.m., Wednesday, January 16. Members of the public who want to address the commission on any topic having to do with Fish and Game business may do so at the public hearing. All testimony will be taken into consideration when the commission makes decisions on agenda items at the meetings.
Routine agenda items include setting seasons for moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goats, a budget preview, big game briefing and the appointment of winter feeding advisory committee members.
Commissioners also will hear updates on legislative activity and an elk management plan, in addition to Chinook salmon forecasts for spring and summer, Chinook returning to the Snake River and potential for 2013 seasons in the Clearwater, Salmon and Snake river drainages.
They will consider a staff proposal to redirect $50,000 of animal damage control funds from coyote control in eastern Idaho to wolf control within elk management zones that are performing below management objectives.
Fish and Game Director Virgil Moore will present the 2012 Director's Report to the Commission.
For a complete agenda go to the Fish and Game website at: http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/about/commission/?getPage=184.
Individuals with disabilities may request meeting accommodations by contacting the Idaho Fish and Game Director's Office at 208-334-5159 or through the Idaho Relay Service at 1-800-377-2529 (TDD).