Why were 9 and 10 year olds allowed to put in for drawings when regulations said they would not. Any that drew on tags should be removed, and all people that put in for those tags should have a chance to be drawn again.
Fish and Game Director Virgil Moore has decided to let the tags drawn by youth stand because of apparenty confusion about eligibility requirements for the first controlled hunt drawing. A new law took effect July 1, 2014 allowing 10 year olds to hunt big game. The first drawing occured before the new law took effect. In allowing the tags to stand, Moore cited Fish and Game's inadequate communication of its interpretation of controlled hunt eligibilty requirements. Those requirements were included in the big game rules, but not explained consistently throughout the brochure. In making his decision, Director Moore released 283 additional tages for deer, elk and pronghorn for a special drawing. Please see the Idaho Fish and Game homepage at https://fishandgame.idaho.gov for more information.