I'm a out of state hunter coming to hunt idaho's general deer season. I'm looking at hunting unit 22 but was wondering if I'm reading it right. It says two point only , I was wondering does that mean two point and better or just strictly two point?

I'm a out of state hunter coming to hunt idaho's general deer season. I'm looking at hunting unit 22 but was wondering if I'm reading it right. It says two point only , I was wondering does that mean two point and better or just strictly two point?

Answer: 

That means 2 point or smaller.  The unit also has a Controlled Hunt for larger bucks but the 2 point allows anyone with a general regular deer tag to harvest a deer in the unit, it just has to be a 2 point or smaller.  The idea was to create a high quality buck harvest hunt in the unit (Controlled Hunt) but still allow anyone to harvest a deer in general hunt OTC tag.  Typically, the most common antlered deer is the yearling (1-2 pt) and provides the most harvest opportunity.  Escapement of that age class into the following years will create a higher quality hunt with more big bucks in the woods.  It is a strategy to address the sportsmen concerns and requests for a few units to offer trophy hunting opportunities while still providing general hunts.  It has worked in several units across the state.

Answered on: 
October 29, 2013 - 3:59pm