Wednesday, February 8th, 2023
Wednesday, February 8th, 2023

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Idaho legislator wants to limit nonresident hunts

Boise, Idaho (AP) — An state legislator is seeking to limit the
number of specialized hunting permits issued to out-of-state
hunters.

Rep. Steve Kren, a Republican from Nampa, told the House
Resources Committee Wednesday he wants to make available to
nonresident hunters just 10 percent of the number of controlled and
super hunting permits issued each year.

A super hunt tag allows a hunter to participate in any state
hunt for the species they draw, including controlled hunts. Winners
are selected by lottery each summer. Controlled hunts involve prime
locations and game.

The raffle raises money for hunting and fishing access, and
application packages cost between $6 and $200.

Kren says he proposed the legislation after hearing Idaho
hunters complain about the number of special tags going to
nonresident sportsmen. The committee approved the measure in a
voice vote.

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