COEUR d’ALENE — Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s proposed changes for the 2019-20 big game hunting seasons are now available for public review and comment.
The proposals for deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear, mountain lion and gray wolf are listed by region and are available on Idaho Fish and Game’s website. Only those seasons and hunts for which changes are proposed are listed. All others will remain the same as they were during the 2018 hunting season.
The deadline for submitting comments about the proposed rules changes is Feb. 24.
Fish and Game has also scheduled several open house meetings around the state where those interested can visit with department personnel, discuss the proposals and provide written comments.
All comments received by the deadline will be summarized and presented to the Idaho Fish and Game Commission for their March 12-13 meeting in Boise, where big game seasons will be set.
The Coeur d’Alene big game open house will be on Feb. 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Fish and Game regional office, 2885 W. Kathleen Ave.