CLEARWATER TRIBUNE HOME
APRIL 22, 2010
April 22, 2010
By Ed Mitchell, IDFG
The rules brochure is available at http://fishandgame. idaho.gov/cms/hunt/rules/bg/. The same brochure is in the printing process and copies will be available any day now at license vendors and Fish and Game offices statewide.
The primary changes this year include some new caps on
general season elk tags in three elk management zones to reduce harvest and
provide better quality hunting. Caps are being placed on Lolo "A" tags,
Resident youth elk hunters who purchase a general season elk zone tag while they are between ages 12 and 17, inclusive, may participate in any A or B tag elk season within the specified zone, regardless of whether they purchased an A tag or B tag. All other season, weapon restrictions, and commission rules apply. Controlled hunts are excluded.
Changes in the black bear and mountain lion rules for the
coming fall seasons allow bear and lion hunters to use electronic calls in the
Lolo and Selway elk management zones, extend the mountain lion season to
In 2010, mandatory hunter reporting for deer, elk, and pronghorn is moving towards a paperless system. All successful hunters are required to report by Internet or phone within ten days of harvest. Hunters who do not harvest, or did not hunt on their tag, are required to report within ten days of the close of the hunting season.
Congress in 2009 designated 517,000 acres of public lands
For more information see: www.blm.gov/id/st/en/prog/blm_special_areas/owyhee_initiative.html.
Hunters will notice no other sweeping changes in the big
game seasons for this year, but adjustments have been made in all regions of
The big game controlled hunt application period runs from May 1 through June 5.
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