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Hunt Public Comment Opportunities

2021 Trapping Setback Proposal

Comments on the following proposed item will be accepted until Friday, July 30, 2021, at 5 p.m., with final adoption at the August 2021 commission meeting. 


DRAFT 2021 Setback Proposal

Any private land within the boundaries described in this proposal are not included. Adjust current trapping setback requirements on public lands in the following three ways – designate areas as Expanded 500-foot Setbacks, No Setbacks, or No Trapping – to match the predominant current uses in Regions 1 and 3. Regions 2 and 4–7 propose no changes. 





2021 Elk Shoulder Seasons

Comments on the following proposed item will be accepted until Friday, July 30, 2021, at 5 p.m., with final adoption at the August 2021 commission meeting.

The department is seeking comments on other concepts that could increase elk harvest and assist in meeting management objectives.  One specific area FWP is seeking input on is to expand shoulder seasons in the 19 hunting districts where they are considering extending the shoulder season date to Feb. 15 to also include public lands in addition to private lands.  The hunting districts are:  262, 290, 298, 314, 390, 391, 393, 411, 417, 502, 510, 511, 520, 530, 540, 560, 575, 580, and 590.


Note, this list includes HD 314, which currently does not have a shoulder season.