IF&G Taking Comments On Upland Hunting Change Proposals

 Here are the proposed changes that IF&G has for all us upland game hunters:

1. Increasing chukar and gray partridge daily limits from 6 to 8

I have no idea why the limit was changed to 6 for 2011.  8 would be a nice reward for being in good enough shape to climb Everest, and for taking the time to train dogs.

2. Eliminating the Fall General Turkey Season in SW Idaho

This action will supposedly help out the Spring season harvest numbers.

3. Increase the possession limit for upland birds to three days limits instead of two days.

Sounds more than reasonable.
4. Open the chukar, gray partridge, quail, sage-grouse and sharp-tailed grouse seasons on the third Saturday of September.

Just don't make the season shorter on the back end.

5. Open cottontail and snowshoe hare seasons on Aug. 30 to coincide with forest grouse

The IF&G Commission will be setting 2012 Upland Hunting Rules at their meeting on January 25-27 in Boise.  You have two means of commenting on the proposals, if you should so choose.

From the Idaho Statesman:
Idaho Department  of Fish and Game will hold an open house to discuss proposed changes  for the 2012-13 upland bird hunting and furbearer trapping rules from 10  a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, at the Nampa regional office at 3101  S. Powerline Road. A complete list of the proposals will be at the open  house, and it is also available for comment at fishandgame.idaho.gov.   Written comments can be sent to Upland Game Comments, Idaho Fish and  Game, P.O. Box 25, Boise, ID, 83707.

~ J. Bunch

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