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F&G commission to meet in Boise March 19-20

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will consider proposed big game seasons for 2014 during a meeting March 19-20 in Boise, which includes a public hearing at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 19 at the Washington Group Plaza at 720 East Park Blvd.

Members of the public who want to address the commission on any topic having to do with Fish and Game business may do so at the public hearing.

On March 20, the regular meeting will be held at Fish and Game Headquarters, 600 S. Walnut.

Routine agenda items include a legislative update; season setting for deer, elk, pronghorn, bear, mountain lion and wolves; briefing on rules for game animals; and season setting for chinook salmon. A complete agenda will be available on the Fish and Game website at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/about/commission/?getPage=184, by Wednesday, March 5.

Individuals with disabilities may contact 334-5159 for information about accommodations.

Recreation.gov goes online Saturday

The recreation.gov reservation system for private powerboaters in the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area (HCNRA) will go online this Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 8 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.

Powerboaters may use the system to reserve Hells Canyon National Recreation Area (HCNRA) portions of the Snake River.

This system is similar to what was implemented for float boats in 2009 on the Snake River and for other rivers in Idaho under the 4 Rivers Lottery. This change will not affect commercial powerboaters.

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