With the Big Cougar fire consuming most of the public land in unit 11, will IDFG be issuing rain checks for those who drew controlled hunts in this unit ?
Fish and Game decides on rain checks for a number of reasons should a hunter not be able to hunt in a controlled hunt. If a fire is burning and the land management agency closes the unit or a very large part of the hunt area during most of the season, then we can decide on offering alternatives such as a tag to hunt in a general season, or a rain check. Very rarely does a fire burn during the entire season or cover an entire hunt area, so there is little risk of this happening. If fires become a serious problem during the season however, Fish and Game will provide alternatives.