The Idaho Fish and Game Commission recently instructed staff to draft a proposal for a fall grizzly bear hunt in which one male bear could be harvested.
Fish and Game biologists are scheduled to present the commission with proposed hunting season options for Commission action at the Commission’s May 10 meeting in McCall.
Under an agreement with Wyoming and Montana, the three states meet to annually review the Greater Yellowstone grizzly bear population status, the population-based mortality threshold and estimated bear mortality. The states then decide if there are bears available for hunting harvest. Wyoming is seeking a quota of 24 bears while Montana decided not to pursue a hunt.
Commissioners also deferred a proposal to extend hunting and trapping seasons for wolves in some portions of the state, but are expected to revisit the proposals later in 2018.