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March 8, 2012

2012 big game season proposals available online

   The Idaho Department of Fish and Game's proposed changes for the 2012 big game hunting seasons are available online for public review and comment.

   The proposals, listed by region, are available at: http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/hunt/?getPage=301.

   Beginning this year, wolf hunting and trapping seasons will be set along with hunting seasons for deer, elk, pronghorn, black bears and mountain lions, and will be included in the 2012 big game seasons regulations booklet.

   Only those seasons and hunts for which changes are proposed are listed. All others are proposed to remain the same as they were during the 2011 hunting season.

   Comments received by March 12 will be summarized and considered, along with final review of 2011 harvest results and population surveys conducted this winter, as Fish and Game develops final recommendations for this year's seasons.