In response to updated guidance from Idaho Department of Health and Welfare for public events, Idaho Fish and Game has canceled several events and limited access to facilities, such as hatcheries. Hunting and fishing seasons are unaffected.
“I am proud of our extensive public outreach, but today is the time to use proactive caution based on the guidance of our public health officials and the Governor’s Office,” IDFG director Ed Schriever said.
Among the events IDFG is immediately canceling are hunter education classes. IDFG is waiving the field day requirement for online hunter education certification. “We were ordered to shut down all hunter and trapper ed meetings,” district conservation officer and local hunter ed organizer George Fischer told the Free Press. “Students are being given a link to finish up class on line with no field day. We promised the Round Two class we would still do field day and review after all this clears.”
The annual local “all-star” event is also cancelled.
“As with the kids, we are way bummed out,” Fischer said.