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Idaho’s proposed big game rules announced, Coeur d’Alene meeting today

Spokane photographer John Latta nails the light and the moment as this bull elk moves with its harem of cows during the tail end of the rut at Yellowstone National Park. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is asking for hunter feedback on the 2019-20 big game season rules and regulations. Throughout March IDFG will hold open houses. Proposed changes are available at idfg.idaho.gov/rules/big-game/19-20-proposals. (JOHN LATTA / JOHN LATTA)
Spokane photographer John Latta nails the light and the moment as this bull elk moves with its harem of cows during the tail end of the rut at Yellowstone National Park. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is asking for hunter feedback on the 2019-20 big game season rules and regulations. Throughout March IDFG will hold open houses. Proposed changes are available at idfg.idaho.gov/rules/big-game/19-20-proposals. (JOHN LATTA / JOHN LATTA)

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is asking for hunter feedback on the 2019-20 big game season rules and regulations. Throughout March IDFG will hold open houses. Proposed changes are available at idfg.idaho.gov/rules/big-game/19-20-proposals.

Proposed changes for the Panhandle region include:

White tailed deer: Modify and better define X-tags from “within one mile of private land” to “on or within one mile of a private agriculture field”

— Mule deer: no changes

Elk: Modify Unit 5 Controlled Hunt as a result of hunter/landowner/tribal conflicts; Antlerless elk controlled hunts changed to “on or within one mile of a private agriculture field”

— Black bear: no changes

— Mountain lion: Lengthen season dates to allow for more opportunity

— Gray wolf: Lengthen season dates for trapping to allow for more opportunity

An open house will be held Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Coeur d’Alene Fish and Game regional office, 2885 W. Kathleen Ave.

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