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January 30, 2014
Upland, turkey, furbearer seasons set
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission on Thursday, Jan. 16, set the 2014 and 2015 upland game, turkey and furbearer seasons and rules.
The Commission delayed their decision on two trapping
season proposals: changes to
The commissioners approved changes to turkey, upland game and furbearer rules, including:
Increased the river otter quota to 40, from 30.
beaver trapping closure and exception in Nez Perce County to include: All
northern tributaries to the
Clarified that corporate timber lands are not considered private lands for the purposes of Fall Turkey General Hunt (late season only) in Units 8, 8A, 10A, 11, 11A, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 18, which runs Nov. 21 – Dec. 31 and is open on private land only.
Split the controlled youth-only spring turkey hunt in Unit 38 into two separate hunts and increased the number of permits by 40.
Reduced the regional otter quota to 20, from 30.
Extended the closures on river otter trapping on the Boise River to include: From Lucky Peak Dam to the confluence of the Snake River; extended the closure on the Payette River from the confluence of the Middle Fork and South Fork Payette River downstream to Banks; North Fork of the Payette River from Cabarton Bridge downstream to Banks; and Banks downstream to the confluence with the Snake River; closed the Snake River from Grandview to Farewell Bend.
Added Niagara Springs Wildlife Management Area to the list of areas where upland game bird shooting hours begin at to help further distribute stocked pheasants and reduce conflicts between waterfowl hunters and pheasant hunters using the same property.
Reduced the number of permits for each of the controlled spring turkey hunts in Unit 54; and eliminated the Unit 54 controlled fall turkey hunt.
Removed the East and West forks of Mink Creek from Controlled Beaver Trapping Unit 201.
Added Sterling Wildlife Management Area to the list of areas where upland game bird shooting hours begin at
Increased permit numbers for each of the controlled spring turkey hunts in Unit 71.
The changes will
appear in the Upland Game, Furbearer and