Idaho to Host Open House Gatherings on 2018 Grizzly Hunt

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Want to weigh in on a proposed grizzly hunt in Idaho? The Idaho Department of Fish and Game will host two meetings designed to let the public provide additional input.

The current proposal is to offer a tag for one grizzly bear for the fall season of 2018.

Hunting is part of the grizzly bear conservation strategy and consistent with the management of bears in the greater Yellowstone area outside of the park and in eastern Idaho. Grizzlies in north Idaho remain under federal protection.

Fish and Game is managing grizzly bears and proposing a hunting season based on an agreement with Montana and Wyoming. Idaho has the smallest portion of land in the grizzly’s range outside of Yellowstone National Park, and the hunting opportunity will always relatively small compared to the other states.

Open House information:

Idaho Falls

  • April 17, 6:30 p.m.
  • College of Eastern Idaho
  • 1600 South 2500 East
  • John Christofferson Multi-Purpose Building Cafeteria, Building #3

Boise

  • April 19, 6:30 p.m.
  • Riverside Hotel
  • 2900 W. Chinden Blvd

Wyoming proposed a 2018 grizzly hunting season with a quota of 24 bears while Montana chose not to conduct a hunt.

(Photo source: Idaho Department of Fish and Game)