Elk NetworkWeigh In on Idaho’s 2021-22 Elk, Other Big Game Hunts

General | February 4, 2021

Below is a news release from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.

Fish and Game will be setting new seasons for upcoming deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear, mountain lion, and wolf hunts in March, and gathering public input on upcoming season proposals starting Feb. 8.

The easiest way for hunters to review proposals and weigh in will be visiting the big game proposals webpage at idfg.idaho.gov/big-game. Proposals will be posted on Feb. 8, and the comment period will run from Feb. 8-25. The proposals will be posted by region and separated by species within each region.

The public comment process will also include virtual open houses hosted by Fish and Game’s staff for each of its regions, along with one statewide open house.

In addition to the virtual open houses, regional Fish and Game staff will also host  call-in sessions to provide people without internet access an opportunity to weigh in on the proposals.

Virtual Open House Schedule

All virtual open houses will start at 6 p.m. local time. Links to each virtual meeting will are available at idfg.idaho.gov/big-game.

Panhandle – Feb. 18

Clearwater – Feb. 24

Southwest (McCall) – Feb. 17

Southwest (Nampa) – Feb. 22

Magic Valley – Feb. 23

Southeast – Feb. 16

Upper Snake – Feb. 18

Salmon – Feb. 24

Statewide – Feb. 25

Call-in Session Schedule

All call-in sessions will take place from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., local time. Before participating in the call-in sessions, the public is encouraged to review the proposals at idfg.idaho.gov/big-game. Proposals will be posted on Feb. 8.

Panhandle – Feb. 23

Clearwater – Feb. 17

Southwest (McCall) – Feb. 22

Southwest (Nampa) – Feb. 24

Magic Valley – Feb. 24

Southeast – Feb. 18

Upper Snake – Feb. 23

Salmon – Feb. 17

Big game seasons will be finalized by the Fish and Game Commission during its March 17-18 meeting in Nampa.

(Photo credit:  Roger Phillips/Idaho Fish and Game)