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Access Yes! Properties 2013

Access Yes! is a program designed to improve sportsmen's access to private land or through private land to public land by compensating willing landowners who provide access.

Ultimately, the goal is to provide access to 1,000,000+ acres of private land along with access through private land to thousands more acres of public land.

As of January 2, 2014, 103 Access Yes! Lease Agreements are currently active opening 404,787 private acres and 492,255 public acres.  Learn more at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/ifwis/huntplanner/accessyesguide.aspxf

UPDATES:

3/5/2014 - 40 acres of access was removed from the northwest corner of the Inkom - East Bench property access area.

 

WAFWA Mule Deer Habitat

Downloadable Data: 
This dataset is intended to provide resource managers regional scale information (1: 250,000) on mule deer habitat for wildlife conservation and management purposes.

This GIS dataset represents the distribution of mule deer habitat throughout the western United States. Mule deer habitat is divided into 6 separate GIS layers corresponding to 6 types of mule deer habitat: 1)limited range, 2) summer range, 3) other important habitat, 4) winter range, 5) winter concentration, and 6) year-round population. Information on mule deer limiting factors, adopted by the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) Mule Deer Working Group, associated with each habitat type is provided within the GIS datasets. Habitat delineations were identified through a Delphi process on a state-by-state basis and were subsequently tablet-digitized from 1:250,000 scale maps.

PROJECT NEED AND JUSTIFICATION:

Mule deer habitat extends across jurisdictional boundaries. In the past, there were no range-wide habitat maps available that identified the distribution of mule deer in North America, nor was there a database that identifies the factors that limit the quality of mule deer habitat. When the Mule Deer Working Group began planning for a Joint Venture Habitat Restoration Project, they found that the lack of this information made cross-jurisdiction project planning very difficult. They believed other planning projects have been stymied by the lack of this planning tool. They investigated methods to develop such databases and found that the previous project by Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) was the most suitable model to pursue. This is particularly true given the commitment from RMEF to provide existing databases to this project at no cost to the MDWG. With this database in place, resource managers now have a tool that they can use to identify important mule deer habitats to maintain or enhance existing habitat values.

Elk Habitat (Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation)

Downloadable Data: 

In keeping with the mission of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the M.A.P.™ (Measure and Prioritize) Elk Habitat Project was a cooperative effort, sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to produce comprehensive information about occupied North American elk habitat. 

Elk winter and summer range, crucial winter and summer range, parturition, migration and other important habitat areas were mapped using expert opinion of wildlife biologists. The M.A.P. ™ Elk Habitat Project can provide resource managers from State and Federal Agencies, Tribal Nations, and other wildlife conservation and management interests with a current, efficient and simple GIS tool to assist with habitat management. Uses such as the development of conservation easements, land acquisition and exchange, conservation education and habitat management are a few examples of the long term and collective opportunities to address habitat conservation from the "big picture", mid-scale perspective. Cooperators in this project include State Wildlife Management Agencies, Federal Resource Management Agencies such as U.S.D.A., Forest Service and U.S.D.I., Bureau of Land Management, and Tribal Nations.

Fish Survey Sites From Stream Survey Database

Fish survey sites in streams from the Standard Stream Survey (SSS) database in the Idaho Fish and Wildlife Information System (IFWIS).  The points represent the beginning points of the surveyed transects.  There are XY coordinates from the field survey and for the snapped points.

 

Issues with Game Management Unit shapefile

I downloaded the Game Management Unit shapefile off your website, and unfortunately the file continues to lock up my ArcGIS and give me an error message (see attached).   I only need a shapefile of GMU 10 for a presentation at the Western States and Provinces Deer and Elk Workshop.  I work for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and manage Fish Creek and other areas adjacent to GMU 10.  Could you possibly send me a shapefile of GMU 10?  I use State Plane NAD 83.

Thanks for any help you can provide!

Vickie Edwards

Widlife Biologist

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

Missoula, MT 59804

406-542-5515

IDFG Wildlife Management Areas

 

Thirty-two Wildlife Management Areas located in seven Fish and Game regions have been established to protect wildlife habitat and are available for hunting, fishing and other public enjoyment of wildlife. Varying from 275 to 85,000 acres, each area is dedicated to primary purposes such as big game, waterfowl and upland game.
 

Controlled Hunt Areas 2013 - Turkey

Controlled hunt is a term used to describe a hunt with a limited number of permits, as opposed to a general season, which allows unlimited numbers of hunters. Controlled hunts are often desirable because of location and/or timing. Success rates are usually higher in controlled hunts than general season hunts. For more information visit the following websites:

 

http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/licenses/controlledHunts/

 

http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/hunt/rules/

 

 

Controlled Hunt Areas 2013 - Sheep

Controlled hunt is a term used to describe a hunt with a limited number of permits, as opposed to a general season, which allows unlimited numbers of hunters. Controlled hunts are often desirable because of location and/or timing. Success rates are usually higher in controlled hunts than general season hunts. For more information visit the following websites:

 

http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/licenses/controlledHunts/

 

http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/hunt/rules/

 

 

Controlled Hunt Areas 2013 - Moose

Controlled hunt is a term used to describe a hunt with a limited number of permits, as opposed to a general season, which allows unlimited numbers of hunters. Controlled hunts are often desirable because of location and/or timing. Success rates are usually higher in controlled hunts than general season hunts. For more information visit the following websites:

 

http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/licenses/controlledHunts/

 

http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/hunt/rules/

 

 

Controlled Hunt Areas 2013 - Goat

Controlled hunt is a term used to describe a hunt with a limited number of permits, as opposed to a general season, which allows unlimited numbers of hunters. Controlled hunts are often desirable because of location and/or timing. Success rates are usually higher in controlled hunts than general season hunts. For more information visit the following websites:

 

http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/licenses/controlledHunts/

 

http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/hunt/rules/