2013 Sage-grouse Season Proposals

Opportunity for public comment: July 17 - August 12, 2013.

2013 sage-grouse lek data indicate that most populations could be hunted at the “Restrictive” level, as defined in the 2006 Conservation Plan for the Greater Sage-grouse in Idaho.  To read the Plan please visit http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/wildlife/sageGrouse/ (opens in a new window).

Therefore, the proposed 2013 seasons are: 

  • Area 2 - Open Restrictive Season: Seven-day, one-bird daily limit statewide within sage-grouse range, except in designated closed areas, September 21 through September 27.
  • Area 1 - Closed Season: East Idaho Uplands area in southeastern Idaho; Washington and Adams counties; Eastern Owyhee County and western Twin Falls County; and Elmore County.


Sage-grouse Season

1.  Do you support the Department’s recommendation for a “Restrictive” sage-grouse season statewide in sage-grouse range except in the designated closed areas? (Please select one.)


3. In which Idaho Fish and Game region do you live? (Please select one.)
To see a map of Idaho Fish and Game Region boundaries please visit: http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/about/offices/ (opens in a new window).

Thank you!

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