Fish and Game managers want to hear people’s opinions about mule deer hunting in Idaho, so they’re asking hunters to take an online survey and share their thoughts.
Fish and Game revised its Mule Deer Management Plan in 2008, and managers periodically re-evaluate plans so they can remain responsive to hunters and changing conditions.
Understanding the experiences mule deer hunters desire is important to provide a diversity of hunting opportunities.
“The mule deer is our most popular big game animal," said Jon Rachael, State Game Manager. “It’s time to touch base with deer hunters to see if their perspectives and desires have changed over the last 10 years.”
Hunters can take the website survey through IDFG’s page at https://idfg.idaho.gov/form/open-mule-deer-2017.
The deadline is Sept. 22.
In July, Fish and Game mailed 5,000 surveys to a random sample of hunters. About 2,000 have been returned, and they are being processed and tallied.
On Aug. 28, an email request for the same survey was sent to a random sample of 25,000 hunters.
They were selected from hunters who had provided their e-mail addresses to Fish and Game.
Hunters who received the survey in the mail or via e-mail should complete those, not take the open, website survey.