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Live Chat (Archive) - 2015 Big Game Seasons Proposals

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!
 

Wolverine Conservation Plan Live Chat

Your chance to weigh in or ask questions about Fish and Game's plan for wolverine conservation and protection is coming up.

Biologists will be available during a live web chat on Tuesday, June 3rd from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. MDT.

 

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has released a draft Wolverine Conservation Plan for a 21-day public review and comment period through June 9th 2014. The web chat is designed to better inform anyone interested in wolverines, or the plan.

The wolverine is an icon of Idaho's high country and one of the Gem State's rarest mammals. About the size of a small bear cub, wolverines are members of the weasel family, which also includes mink, otter, and marten. In the southern extent of their North American range, wolverines occupy high-elevation alpine and subalpine habitats characterized by spring snow cover and cool summer temperatures.

The plan was developed to proactively lead state efforts to conserve and protect wolverine populations and the habitats they rely on to ensure their long-term viability in Idaho. The plan includes statewide wolverine status and distribution, factors affecting population and habitat, priority areas for conservation, and supporting actions to benefit wolverines in Idaho.

Anyone wanting to learn more about the plan or about wolverines in general can do so during the live chat on June 3rd from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. MDT, and 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. PDT. The draft plan will be considered for adoption by the Idaho Fish and Game Commission at the July 10 meeting in Salmon.

 

 

 

 

Live Chat on Fishing in Idaho

Fishing enthusiasts are invited to join an online chat with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and ask questions, give feedback, and learn more about fishing in the Gem State.

Live Event!Anglers can chat live with fisheries and hatchery staff, along with enforcement officers, from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Thursday, May 22. We will answer questions about salmon fisheries, family fishing opportunities, fish stocking and other related topics during the live, two hour chat. 

If you have any questions about fishing in Idaho, this is your opportunity to get answers from the people who manage Idaho's rivers, lakes and streams; and the fish that swim in them.
 

Bookmark this page for the event, or sign-up for a reminder email below! 

 

 

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
 

Southwest Region Upland Game Chat

Please join us to discuss the upland game season proposals impacting the Southwest Region.

 

Thursday, January 2, 2014

5-6 p.m. Mountain Time Zone

The 2013 Elk Plan Live Chat - Draft Plan Questions and Answers

Bugling elk

 

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved the release of a draft elk plan for public comment at their August meeting.  Biologists are conducting an online chat in regard to the draft elk plan on August 29, 2013 from 6 - 8 pm MDT.

We look forward to taking your comments and addressing your questions.

 

 

Chat guidelines

 

In general, for your post to be approved, please follow these simple guidelines:
Be respectful. Stay constructive. Stay on topic. No objectionable language. 
 

Comments that violate these guidelines generally will not be made public. You participate at your own risk, and take personal responsibility for your comments, your username, and any information provided.

 

 

 

Elk Plan Document

Fishing Idaho: A Live Chat with Fish and Game

Fishing Idaho: A Live Chat with Fish and Game

 

Free Fishing Day!

Chat Live with F&G about Fishing in the Gem State

Anglers were invited to join an online chat with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and ask questions, give feedback, and learn more about fishing in the Gem State.   

More than 100 anglers chatted live with fisheries and hatchery staff, along with enforcement officers, from 6 to 8 p.m. (MST) Wednesday, June 12. 

You can review the live chat below.

 

 

2012 Idaho Wildlife Summit Chat Replays

Idaho's Wildlife Summit

The Idaho Wildlife Summit convened this summer and facilitated a conversation among Idaho hunters, anglers, trappers and other wildlife conservationists. In the inaugural event, we encouraged participants that couldn't make it to Boise to tune in from the regions or the comforts of their homes. 

Learn more about the Summit's kickoff event here. Some of the videos are also available to review.

Review the chat transcript that corresponded with the Summit's online broadcast below. The Saturday and Sunday chat events are available here.

 

**Note: Some of the links broadcast in the event below have changed.

Saturday's 2012 Idaho Summit Replay:

Sunday's 2012 Idaho Summit Replay:

The 2013 Elk Plan Live Chat

elk planning process

 
Idaho Fish and Game biologists conducted two consecutive web chats on April 10 and 11th, with over a thousand elk hunters about Idaho’s draft Elk Management Plan, which will be presented to the Idaho Fish and Game Commission later this year. A short video of the event can be accessed from the link below.

Idaho Elk Plan Web Chat

 

The following is the actual web chat for both nights - comments, questions and answers.

Be part of the conversation about Idaho’s new 10-year Elk Management Plan by joining us here for a live online chat April 10th and 11th between 7pm and 9pm MT.

Learn more about the plan, pose your questions to Idaho Fish and Game’s wildlife managers and share your thoughts about statewide management direction.

 

Thursday, April 11th Event:

General Order of Service

We will be discussing the elk hunter survey, statewide management direction, elk zone management direction, limiting factor strategies (Habitat/Crop Conflicts/Predator Management), and expanding elk hunter opportunity of Idaho's 10-year Elk Plan draft.

Please feel free to post your questions at any time during the event. However, in order to maintain the flow of this event, we'll start by addressing the elk plan in the order listed above. After we've walked through the event and the questions within each category, our biologists will field related additional questions. This chat will remain available for replay indefinitely. 

 

*Thursday's event will be available on this page as well

 

Chat guidelines

 

In general, for your post to be approved, please follow these simple guidelines:
Be respectful. Stay constructive. Stay on topic. No objectionable language. 
 

Comments that violate these guidelines generally will not be made public. You participate at your own risk, and take personal responsibility for your comments, your username, and any information provided.

Wednesday, April 10th Replay:

 

Southwest Regional Big Game Public Online Live Chat

The Southwest Region is hosting an online live chat as part of the public meetings for proposed big game regulation changes.

Tune in to this website on Tuesday, March 5th between 12:00pm and 2:00pm MT to learn about the proposed changes and get your questions answered.

More information available as it becomes available.

Browse to the Southwest region proposals.

 

Some proposal highlights in the Southwest Region include:

  • Mule Deer - Reducing antlerless hunting opportunity in Unit 39. A second proposal calls for reducing antlerless hunting opportunity in units 22, 31, 32 and 32A.
  • Elk - Reducing antlerless hunting opportunity in Unit 39, while a second proposal calls for increasing antlered hunting opportunity in Unit 41.
  • Pronghorn - A controlled youth-only archery hunt in Unit 39 with a maximum of five tags available.
  • Wolves - A wolf trapping season on private land only in Unit 22.

 

 

Chat guidelines

 

In general, for your post to be approved, please follow these simple guidelines:
Be respectful. Stay constructive. Stay on topic. No objectionable language. 
 

Comments that violate these guidelines generally will not be made public. You participate at your own risk, and take personal responsibility for your comments, your username, and any information provided.