Idaho Adopts Hunting Season Changes

Idaho Fish & Game Department, Bear Hunting Magazine

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission adopted their 2013 seasons for deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear, mountain lion and gray wolf. These included some big changes proposed by Fish and Game biologists.

The new seasons include an increase in elk controlled hunt and pronghorn tags and expanded wolf hunting and trapping seasons.

Here's a summary of major changes that involve black bears in the state.

• Convert Unit 1 archery-only season to any-weapon opening 16 days earlier.

• Increase harvest in Units 7 and 9 to reduce summer depredation on elk calves.

• Allow use of electronic calls in Units 4, 6, 7 and 9.

Details of the 2013 big game hunting seasons will be posted on the Fish and Game website at, and the new printed brochure will be available at all license vendors in late April.

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