A series of upcoming meetings in the Upper Snake Region will present to the public proposed options for the plan that will guide statewide elk management for the next 10 years. Wildlife managers have been reviewing all available data to develop a plan that best manages the species, while providing maximum hunting opportunity to a diverse hunter population. The goal is a plan that is responsive, incorporates biological and resource realities, hunter input and desires, and garners Commission involvement and approval.

Based on hunter survey results, aerial surveys, current elk population status, the potential for herd growth and hunter preferences, Idaho Fish and Game staff has drafted statewide elk management objectives for the next 10-years. Also developed were objectives and strategies for each of the elk management zones in Idaho, as well as other hunter-friendly options.

The public is encouraged to attend meetings to discuss proposed plan specifics. Those unable to attend, but having questions or requiring special assistance can contact Daryl Meints at 208-525-7290 or daryl.meints@idfg.idaho.gov or through the Idaho Relay Service at 1-800-377-3529(TDD).

May 14, 2013- Arco, ID

Butte Middle School
250 South Water Street

May 16, 2013 – Rexburg, ID

Madison Middle School
575 West 7th South

May 22, 2013 – Idaho Falls, ID

Upper Snake Regional Office
4279 Commerce Circle

ALL MEETINGS START AT 7: OO PM

Logo courtesy Idaho Department of Fish and Game

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