Elk NetworkIdaho Unveils 2019-2020 Big Game Season Proposals

General | March 8, 2019

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s final proposals for the 2019-20 big game seasons are now available to the public online.

Fish and Game modified certain big game hunting season proposals that were publicized and discussed online and during about 30 public meetings across the state in February. In total, nearly 1,300 people attended those meetings, and the proposals received about 3,350 comments.

“There were some pretty significant changes, and it was in response to the feedback we received from the public that we drafted the final proposals,” said Jon Rachael, state wildlife manager at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. “We wanted to give people a little bit of advanced notice, and the ability to see how their comments shaped our final recommendations.”

View the proposals here.

The final proposals will be presented to the Idaho Fish and Game Commission at their March 13 meeting, when they are scheduled to set big game seasons for 2019-20 and 2020-21. The Fish and Game Commission may act to adopt the proposals as presented, or with modifications.

(Photo source: Alisha Clark)