Thursday, February 2nd, 2023
Thursday, February 2nd, 2023

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Idaho mulls shorter elk hunting season

Coeur D’Alene, Idaho (AP) — Idaho wildlife managers are
considering shrinking the hunting season for elk this fall to allow
herds to recover from a harsh winter that took a toll on
populations last winter.

By shortening the hunting season, the Idaho Department of Fish
and Game hopes to reduce the cow elk harvest by 50 percent and the
bull elk harvest by 15 percent.

Jim Hayden, the department’s regional manager, says recent
surveys show there aren’t enough elk calves to replace those taken
by hunters unless the state takes action.

Fish and Game officials are holding meetings around the state to
discuss a shortened elk season and other proposed changes to big
game hunting.

The Fish and Game Commission will make decisions on hunting
seasons when it meets in Boise later this month.

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