JEROME, Idaho (KLIX) The public has been asked to get involved in the discussion for the upcoming big game hunting seasons in southern Idaho.

Two meetings are scheduled to talk about the deer, elk, pronghorn, bear, lion, and wolf seasons. One meeting is set for the Magic Valley at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game regional office in Jerome County on  February 15, Magic Valley Regional Office, 324 South 417 East, Highway Business Park, 2.5 miles north of the Flying J, Jerome. The other will be held in the Wood River Valley on February 16, Hailey Community Campus, 1050 Fox Acres Rd., Hailey. All meeting will start at 6 p.m. with presentations and discussion.


Now that we are setting hunting seasons every two years we have a lot to discuss,” said Daryl Meints, Regional Wildlife Manager. “Our proposed changes include, increasing antlerless elk harvest opportunity across the region to address depredation problems due to expanding elk herds and looking at reducing some antlerless deer harvest in some of our northern units because of the heavy snows this winter.”


People unable to attend the big game meetings can view three short videos containing the proposed changes at this LINK. A survey can also be filled out at this LINK

Individuals with disabilities may request meeting accommodations by contacting the Jerome Regional Office at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game directly at 208-324-4359 or through the Idaho Relay Service at 1-800-377-2529 (TDD).

Idaho Fish and Game has provided these videos explaining the proposals: