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Negotiated Rulemaking Process

Monday, July 28, 2014 

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission is authorized to establish seasons and rules. Setting the season includes setting season timing and length, species and sex of animal (or fish), size of animal, and number of animals. Season regulations do not require legislative approval. But, all other rules passed by the Commission, such as legal equipment definitions, controlled hunt requirements, allowable method of take, and tag quotas are considered rules and must be adopted following the Idaho Administrative Procedure Act, including approval by the Idaho Legislature whose guidance is that formal negotiated rulemaking should be followed whenever feasible.

Public comment is an important part of rule development and will be used to determine feasibility of negotiated rulemaking. Please be aware that public comments will become part of the official public record. If you are interested in providing comments on one or more of the following proposals, you may do so by submitting your comments in writing to the person identified as the primary contact.
 
 
Current Rule Proposals
Proposal / Description Supporting Information Links Status Primary Contact

Unlimited Controlled Hunts: First Choice Only
 — The Department is proposing a rule change to allow the Fish and Game Commission to designate specific Unlimited Controlled Hunts as “first-choice only” during the controlled hunt application process. If unlimited controlled hunts were available only as a first-choice hunt, there would likely be fewer applicants for the hunts, so the unlimited number of tags could be maintained and any hunter who selected that hunt as their first choice could still apply and be assured of drawing.
Draft

Comment Period Closed July 23, 2014
Jon Rachael
State Wildlife Game Manager
Idaho Fish and Game
P.O. Box 25
Boise, Idaho 83707
208-334-2920
jon.rachael@idfg.idaho.gov

Landowner Appreciation Program — Version 2

— Landowner's immediate family members are described as: wife, husband, child, mother, father, brother, sister, grandparent, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, stepchild, grandchild, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, mother-in-law, father-in-law, brother-in-law and sister-in-law.

Draft

Comment Period Closed June 6, 2014

Brad Compton
Assistant Chief Wildlife
Idaho Fish and Game
P.O. Box 25
Boise, Idaho 83707
208-334-2920
brad.compton@idfg.idaho.gov
Landowner Appreciation Program
 — Changes to chapters 4 and 8.
 Draft

Comment Period Closed January 22, 2014

View all submitted comments.
[PDF, 3.5 MB]
Brad Compton
Assistant Chief Wildlife
Idaho Fish and Game
P.O. Box 25
Boise, Idaho 83707
208-334-2920
brad.compton@idfg.idaho.gov
The Taking of Upland Game Birds
 — Address safety concerns for the taking of upland game birds on Wildlife Management Areas.
 Draft

Comment Period Closed Feb 26, 2014

Jeff Knetter
Upland Game & Migratory Bird Coordinator
Idaho Fish and Game
P.O. Box 25
Boise, Idaho 83707
208-334-2920
jeff.knetter@idfg.idaho.gov
Bear Baiting
 — Address safety concerns by reducing potential for food conditioning and creation of nuisance bears in grizzly bear habitat where it is currently legal to use bait to hunt black bears in eastern Idaho.
 Withdrawn

Comment Period Closed January 22, 2014

View all submitted comments.
[PDF, 1 MB]
Jon Rachael
State Wildlife Game Manager
Idaho Fish and Game
P.O. Box 25
Boise, Idaho 83707
208-334-2920
jon.rachael@idfg.idaho.gov

Last Updated: July 24, 2014 
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