Upper Snake Proposals for 2013 Big Game Seasons

Upper Snake Region

White-tailed Deer
- No changes proposed.

Mule Deer - Provide additional diverse hunting opportunities.
- Scope general any-weapon season opening date change to October 5th OR maintain the October 10th opener.  This season change is anticipated to increase hunting opportunity without significantly increasing harvest.

Elk - Maintain populations within objectives.
Tex Creek and Palisades Zones – provide for some population growth, scope removing 1 OR 2 weeks from the end of any weapon antlerless hunting opportunity.
Pioneer Zone current population over objective, provide additional opportunity.

- No changes proposed.

Black Bear
- No changes proposed.

Mountain Lion
- No changes proposed.

Gray Wolf
- Provide additional harvest opportunity by increasing season length and providing trapping opportunity on private land in the Island Park Zone.