Big game rules will be decided this week

March 18, 2014 

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will set big game seasons and rules for 2014-15 during a meeting Wednesday and Thursday in Boise. A public hearing will be at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 19 at the Washington Group Plaza at 720 East Park Blvd. Hunters and others can address the commission on any topic having to do with Fish and Game business. All comments will be considered when the commission decides on agenda items at the meeting.

On Thursday, March 20, the meeting will be at F&G’s Headquarters office at 600 S. Walnut. Agenda items include a legislative update; season setting for deer, elk, pronghorn, bear, mountain lion and wolves; briefing on rules for game animals; and season setting for chinook salmon. Public comment is not taken during the Thursday meeting.

Hunters who want to start dreaming about big bulls and bucks can enter F&G's Super Hunt drawings.The first drawing in June will be in June for one of 25 tags – eight elk, eight deer, and eight pronghorn hunts as well as one moose hunt. One “Super Hunt Combo” entry also will be drawn that will entitle the winner to hunt for one each elk, deer, pronghorn and moose. The first Super Hunt entry will cost $6. Each additional entry purchased at the same time costs $4 each. The Super Hunt Combo entries work the same way. The first one costs $20, and each additional entry purchased at the same time will cost $16. There is no limit to the number of entries.

Winners can participate in any open hunt in the state for deer, elk, pronghorn or moose, including general hunts and controlled hunts, in addition to any general season or controlled hunt tags they also hold.

Controlled hunt entry period (not Super Hunts) runs May 1 through June 5. Those hunts will be set during the commission meeting and information will be available on F&G's website and when the big game rules book is printed later in the spring.

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