JEROME — Idaho Department of Fish and Game is seeking comment on proposed changes to migratory game bird seasons.
View and comment on the 2017-2018 season proposals at https://idfg.idaho.gov/comment
Waterfowl: Fish and Game proposes a 105-day season and a two-day youth hunt, identical in length to last year’s season, with a seven-bird daily bag limit for ducks, but not more than two female mallards, two redhead, three scaup, one pintail or two canvasback.
For ducks and Canada geese, the 107 days can occur only between Sept. 30 and Jan. 26. For white-fronted geese and light geese, the 107 days can occur between Sept. 30 and March 10. The proposed youth waterfowl season is Sept. 30-Oct. 1.
Sandhill crane: Fish and Game proposes to increase tag numbers in all hunt areas to a total of 550. The proposed daily limit is two birds for all hunts, and the season limit is two birds for each hunter.
No changes are proposed for dove or crow seasons.
Written comments may also be mailed to: 2017-18 Waterfowl Seasons, P.O. Box 25, Boise, ID 83707. Comments will be collected through March 24. The Fish and Game Commission will set final seasons April 11.