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Chat with IDFG on 2015 Big Game Seasons and Rule Proposals

You have several opportunities to discuss and learn about the proposals with Idaho Fish and Game biologists this year on changes to Big Game seasons for 2015. You can meet us in person, fill out a comment online, or join us for a live chat event here on March 4.

The live chat will take place at two times with Big Game managers from across the state. 

Join us on March 4 from 11:30 to 1:00pm and/or from 6:30 to 8:30pm.

Live Blog 2015 Big Game Season Proposals (Afternoon Session)

Big Game Management Quantity vs Quality

In an attempt to recover the money loss due to the lack of out-of-state hunters you are now selling tags second tags to in-state hunters. While I welcome in state hunter opportunities what are you doing to improve the reason we lost out-of-state revenue i.e. the lack of quality hunting opportunities? It appears the objective is to sell the most tags possible. If the quality of elk and deer improved out-of-state hunters would return and Idaho Fish and Game income would return. Instead it appears we continue to manage for spikes and two points and call it win-win.

Southwest Region Big Game Hunting Seasons 2014 - Evening and Afternoon Sessions

Hunters are invited to join an online chat with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and ask questions, give feedback, and learn more about proposed changes to the 2014 big game hunting seasons in the Southwest Region.     

Hunters can chat live with wildlife biologists from the Nampa and McCall offices from noon to 1 p.m., and again from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (MST) Wednesday, February 26. To participate, return to this page. You can also add your email to a reminder at the event that fits your schedule. 

Some proposed changes in the Southwest Region include:

In addition to the live chat, Fish and Game will host public open house meetings throughout the state during February.  A complete list of statewide deer, elk, pronghorn, wolf, black bear and mountain lion hunt proposals and a way to submit comments online will be available on the Fish and Game website after February 17.   


Early afternoon chat session