Thursday, May 23, 2013
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A report summarizing the three-day Idaho Wildlife Summit in late August is now available on the Idaho Fish and Game website http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/.
The report summarizes the input provided by more 500 Summit participants. The Summit convened this summer and facilitated a conversation among Idaho hunters, anglers, trappers and other wildlife conservationists. Discussions and presentations covered the current status and direction of wildlife management in Idaho, the need to keep it relevant to the changing values, needs, and interests of Idahoans, and to hear and understand what they expect from their state wildlife management agency.
Participants heard and responded to presentations and videos presented throughout the program. They had opportunities to provide input throughout the Summit in several ways at the seven Idaho venues, and by participating in live "chat" discussions via the Internet throughout the event.
The report also includes an executive summary of a telephone survey of 1,059 randomly selected Idaho residents conducted earlier this year for the Idaho Fish and Game.
Because of technical issues, some online input needs additional analysis, and an accounting of costs will be completed when all the bills come in. Both will be posted on the website when they become available.
Additional online content includes videos of the speakers and the panel discussion.