The state of deer & elk in Idaho is an important topic among hunters and wildlife enthusiasts. The 2023-24 Big Game Seasons and Rules brochure is now available for digital download and printed brochures will be available at Fish and Game offices and license vendors soon.
Idaho Fish and Game’s wildlife managers, hunters, and Idaho Fish and Game Commissioners have worked tirelessly to set the big game season. Biologists and managers assessed wildlife populations and harvest capacity. The Fish and Game Commission considered the Department staff’s recommendations, and the public’s participation and feedback are a cornerstone of the season-setting process.
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More than 11,000 comments were received this year, indicating the importance of these issues to hunters. The public comment process often results in differing opinions and competing interests. The opportunity for everyone to have their say ultimately produces a better final product.
The digital availability of the Big Game Seasons and Rules brochure and the public comment period for the draft Pronghorn Management plan provides an excellent opportunity for hunters and wildlife enthusiasts to learn more about the state of deer & elk in Idaho. The public comment period is open until April 12, and interested parties can access and provide feedback on the draft Pronghorn Management plan online.
Idaho Fish and Game staff frequently modify proposals and adjust final recommendations to the Commission based on public input. The opportunity for everyone to have their say will ultimately produce a better final product. The seasons, rules, and restrictions aim to balance biology and population objectives with competing interests among the hunting public.
To learn more about deer and elk management in Idaho, visit Idaho Fish and Game website. Together, let’s ensure the state of deer & elk in Idaho is preserved for generations to come.