You're welcome to review our March 4 Live Chat on this page. This live chat served as one additional opportunity for sportsmen to comment for the 2015 Big Game season proposals.
All of Idaho's Big Game managers from across the state answered your questions.
The you can still comment on the proposals in the 2015 Season Proposals for each region through March 8. The next comment opportunity will be at the March 23rd public hearing to the Idaho Fish and Game Commisison.
Thank you to all who participated!
When an animal is killed in a place that prevents it being carried out whole, what should be done to prevent problems with verification that proper tagging procedures have been followed?
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.
Has there been any changes in archery laws such as, lighted nocks, cameras or expansible broad heads?
In the bellow press release 7 Apr 2014 it was stated regs could be viewed online but after 3 days of checking only thing still available is the controlled hunt portion everything else is 2013. is there a website issue?
ask fish and game: printed regulations
Q: When will I able to get a printed copy of the new Big Game Hunting Regulations?
I keep hearing rumblings that Idaho will be allowing hunters age 10 and older the opportunity to hunt Big Game in 2014 and moving forward providing they have passed a Hunter Safety Course. Is this true?
it will NOT be attached to my bow
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:
- Considering adjustments to Unit 39 deer and elk hunts
- Considering lengthening the black bear controlled hunt seasons in Weiser River Units
- View all proposed Southwest changes online here https://fishandgame.idaho.gov/content/webform/southwest-proposals-2014-b...
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.
The new plan kind of says we will in certain zones.