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Public can comment on 2021-22 big game season proposals

Public can comment on 2021-22 big game season proposals

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NAMPA — The Idaho Department of Fish and Game will be setting new seasons for upcoming deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear, mountain lion, and wolf hunts in March, and gathering public input on upcoming season proposals.

The easiest way for hunters to review proposals and weigh in will be visiting the big game proposals webpage at Proposals will be posted Monday, and the comment period will run from Feb. 8-25. The proposals will be posted by region and separated by species within each region.

In addition to the virtual open houses, regional Fish and Game staff will also host call-in sessions to provide people without internet access an opportunity to weigh in on the proposals.

Virtual Open House ScheduleAll virtual open houses will start at 6 p.m. local time. Links to each virtual meeting will are available at

  • Panhandle—Feb. 18
  • Clearwater—Feb. 24
  • Southwest (McCall)—Feb. 17
  • Southwest (Nampa)—Feb. 22
  • Magic Valley—Feb. 23
  • Southeast—Feb. 16
  • Upper Snake—Feb. 18
  • Salmon—Feb. 24
  • Statewide—Feb. 25

Call-in Session ScheduleAll call-in sessions will take place from 5 p.m.—7 p.m., local time. Before participating in the call-in sessions, the public is encouraged to review the proposals at

  • Panhandle—Feb. 23
  • Clearwater—Feb. 17
  • Southwest (McCall)—Feb. 22
  • Southwest (Nampa)—Feb. 24
  • Magic Valley—Feb. 24
  • Southeast—Feb. 18
  • Upper Snake—Feb. 23
  • Salmon—Feb. 17

Big game seasons will be finalized by the Fish and Game Commission during its March 17-18 meeting in Nampa.


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