Bonus Point System

Question:

I can remember back in the 70's if you applied for Bighorn Sheep, you could not apply for a other tag. It was later changed to include Moose and Goats. I also remember when only residents could apply for Moose. That rule was changed later also. Why doesn't the Fish and Game start with a point system for Sheep and see how it goes. You could add Moose and Goats later if all went well. Deer, Elk and Antelope could follow.

Answer:

In 2010, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission considered adopting a Bonus Points system, but ultimately decided against the proposal.  The Commission cited several reasons, including a lack of consensus among sportsmen.  Here's a link to more information about the history of Bonus Points proposals considered by the Commission:

 http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/licenses/controlledHunts/?getPage=340

As the makeup of the Commission changes, it is possible aBonus Points system could be considered again sometime in the future.