2013 Sage Grouse Season May Look Like 2012
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho wildlife managers are proposing that this year’s sage grouse hunting season rules look a lot like last seasons. In fact, the Department of Fish and Game doesn’t differ at all from the 2012 rules, restrictions and bag limits.
A proposal issued this week calls for a restrictive hunt, with seven-day hunt and one-bird per day bag limit. The rules also call for a two-bird possession limit for the season, which would stretch from Sept. 21-27.
The proposed rules must still be approved by the Fish and Game Commission at its meeting next month.
The sage grouse is a candidate for endangered species listing as its numbers and range have diminished in Idaho and across the West. Still, it’s legal to hunt the species in Idaho.