Mountain Lion Management Open House
The Magic Valley Region of Idaho Fish and Game will host an open house for public comments and input regarding the future of mountain lion management in the state. This open house will be on Tuesday, June 25 at the regional office, 868 East Main, Jerome, from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Last January, three public meetings were held in this region to solicit ideas and offer proposals on non-trophy big game species, including lions. Three options were presented for consideration for managing mountain lions in the future. The overall management effort for lions is to ensure long-term annual returns from mountain lion resources to the citizens of Idaho, for both consumptive and non-consumptive uses.
The Department has taken all the public comment received on the lion proposals and developed a draft lion management plan for the state. This open house will be for the purpose of introducing those interested to the plan, its goals, objectives and methods to achieve those ends.
For those unable to attend the open house, this draft plan is also on the Fish & Game website at this site. Go into the What's News section and into New Additions. The Mountain Lion Management link will take you to the document. There is even a link for your comments to the Department of Fish & Game.