Public comment period open for Idaho moose, sheep, goat tag number changes


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There are some potential changes on the horizon for moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat hunts in Idaho for the 2023/2024 seasons.

Below you'll find all the proposed changes broken out by region and species showing the decrease in tags or increase in tags. Below each table I have included a link to the region page where you can learn more about why these changes are proposes for each hunt area.

Note: there is a public comment period. You can submit comments from December 13 to December 29, 2022 by 8 a.m. MST on Idaho Fish and Game's website here. And also there are several open house meetings, and the dates are coming up quickly. So if you can't make a meeting, be sure to leave your comment on their website for each proposed changes.

Moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat seasons will be finalized by the Fish and Game Commission during its Jan. 26, 2023 meeting in Boise. The application period for moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat controlled hunts in Idaho runs April 1-30, 2023.

Region by region breakdown of proposed changes

Moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goat proposals are grouped by region. 

Panhandle Region

Species Hunt No. Hunt
Area
Tags Season
Dates
Description/explanation
of change
Moose 3001 1-1 15 to 10 Sep 15 - Dec 1 Decrease tags by 5
Moose 3002 1-1 5 to 3 Oct 1 - Oct 14 Decrease tags by 2
Moose 3003 1-1 5 to 3 Nov 1 - Nov 14 Decrease tags by 2
Moose 3004 1-2 10 to 8 Sep 15 - Dec 1 Decrease tags by 2
Moose 3005 1-2 3 to 2 Oct 1 - Oct 14 Decrease tags by 1
Moose 3006 1-2 3 to 2 Nov 1 - Nov 14 Decrease tags by 1
Moose 3008 1-3 3 to 1 Oct 1 - Oct 14 Decrease tags by 2
Moose 3009 1-3 3 to 1 Nov 1 - Nov 14 Decrease tags by 2
Moose 3010 2 20 to 18 Sep 15 - Dec 1 Decrease tags by 2
Moose 3011 2 10 to 8 Oct 1 - Oct 14 Decrease tags by 2
Moose 3012 2 10 to 8 Nov 1 - Nov 14 Decrease tags by 2

Panhandle Region proposed changes details


Clearwater Region

Species Hunt No. Hunt Area Tags Season
Dates
Description/explanation
of change
Sheep 5001 11 1 to 2 Aug 30 - Oct 13 Increase tags by 1
Moose 3034 10-3 10 to 6 Aug 30 - Nov 23 Decrease tags by 4
Moose 3035 10-4 2 to 1 Aug 30 - Nov 23 Decrease tags by 1
Moose 3044 12-2 8 to 4 Aug 30 - Nov 23 Decrease tags by 4
Moose 3049 16 2 to 1 Aug 30 - Nov 23 Decrease tags by 1
Mountain Goat 6002 10-1 2 to 1 Aug 30 - Nov 12 Decrease tags by 1

Clearwater Region proposed changes details


Southwest Region - McCall Update: No proposed changes

Southwest (McCall) Region proposed changes details


Southwest Region - Nampa Section

Species Hunt No. Hunt Area Tags Season
Dates
Description/explanation
of change
Sheep 7002 41-1 1 to 4 Aug 30 - Oct 8 Combine hunt areas 41-1 and 41-2,
reduce total tags from 5 to 4
Sheep 7003 41-2 4 Aug 30 - Oct 8
Sheep 7004 42-1 3 to 6 Aug 30 - Sep 14 Oct 8 Combine 42-1 and 42-2 into one long season
Sheep 7005 42-2 3 Sep 22 - Oct 8

Southwest (Nampa) Region proposed changes details


Magic Valley Region

Species Hunt No. Hunt Area Tags Season
Dates
Description/explanation
of change
Moose 3091 54-1 3 Oct 15 - Nov 23 Change hunt area boundary to all of unit 54
Moose 3053 44* 3 to 1 Aug 30 - Nov 23 Decrease tags by 2, change hunt area boundary
Moose New Hunt 48* 4 Aug 30 - Nov 23 New hunt with 4 tags, all of units 48, 49, 52
Mountain Goat 6017 43* 5 to 6 Aug 30 - Nov 12 Increase tags by 1
Mountain Goat 6018 50* 4 to 6 Aug 30 - Nov 12 Increase tags by 2

Magic Valley Region proposed changes details


Southeast Region

Species Hunt No. Hunt Area Tags Season
Dates
Description/explanation
of change
Moose 3090 68A-1 4 Aug 30 - Nov 23 Change Hunt Area
Moose NEW HUNT 68A-2 1 Aug 30 - Nov 23 New hunt with 1 tag
Moose 3078 70 6 to 9 Aug 30 - Nov 23 Increase tags by 3
Moose 3081 73 5 to 8 Aug 30 - Nov 23 Increase tags by 3
Moose 3082 73A 2 to 3 Aug 30 - Nov 23 Increase tags by 1
Moose 3088 77 5 to 3 Aug 30 - Nov 23 Decrease tags by 2

Southeast Region proposed changes details


Upper Snake Region

Species Hunt No. Hunt Area Tags Season
Dates
Description/explanation
of change
Moose 3061 60A 5 Aug 30 - Nov 23 Expand hunt area, short range weapons in portion of unit
Moose New Hunt 63-1 1 Aug 30 - Nov 23 New hunt with 1 tag, short range weapons only on Mud Lake WMA
Moose 3069 65 10 Aug 30 - Nov 23 Add short range weapons only within 1/2 mile of the Teton River
Mountain Goat 6018 50* 4 to 6 Aug 30 - Nov 12 Increase tags by 2
Mountain Goat New Hunt 61-1* 1 Aug 30 - Nov 12 New Hunt with 1 tag
Mountain Goat 6020 67 2 Aug 30 - Nov 12 Eliminate hunt

Upper Snake Region proposed changes details


Salmon Region

Species Hunt No. Hunt Area Tags Season
Dates
Description/explanation
of change
Moose 3051 29* 11 to 8 Aug 30 - Nov 23 Decrease tags by 3
Moose 3052 36A 2 to 1 Aug 30 - Nov 23 Decrease tags by 1
Bighorn Sheep New Hunt 21L* 2 Oct 14 - Oct 31 New Hunt
Bighorn Sheep New Hunt 28-1L* 2 Oct 14 - Oct 31 New Hunt
Bighorn Sheep 5011 27-4* 3 Aug 30 - Oct 13 Combine hunt areas 27-4 and 36 (4 tags),
reduce total tags by 1 (3 tags)
Bighorn Sheep 5015 36* 1 Aug 30 - Oct 13
Mountain Goat 6008 27-5 3 to 2 Aug 30 - Nov 12 Decrease tags by 1

Salmon Region proposed changes details


Public comment meetings/open house dates

The public comment process will also include meetings and open houses hosted at Fish and Game’s regional offices at the time and dates listed below. Staff at some regions will host a meeting and provide an overview of their proposals, while others will hold office hours where people can stop in and talk to a biologist during that time. 

Panhandle Regional Office

2885 W. Kathleen Avenue, Coeur d'Alene
Open House: Coeur D’Alene Regional Office
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Open House: Ponderay Event Center
401 Bonner Mall Way, Ponderay
Wednesday, Dec. 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Clearwater Regional Office

3316 16th Street, Lewiston
Open House: Tuesday, Dec. 20, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Southwest Regional Office – Nampa

15950 N. Gate Blvd., Nampa
Public Meeting: Wednesday, Dec. 14, 6-8 p.m.

Southwest Regional Office – McCall

555 Deinhard Lane, McCall
Open house: on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 3-5 p.m.

Magic Valley Regional Office

324 South 417 E. Suite 1, Jerome
Open House: Thursday, Dec. 15, 3-7 p.m.

Southeast Regional Office

1345 Barton Road, Pocatello
Open House: Tuesday, Dec. 27, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Upper Snake Regional Office

4279 Commerce Circle, Idaho Falls
Open House: Thursday, Dec. 15, 3-7 p.m.

Salmon Regional Office

99 Highway 93 North. Salmon
Open House: Tuesday, Dec. 20, 4-6 p.m.

Submit comments online for proposed changes here

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