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ID wildlife experts seek public input on elk plan

By Associated Press
Published On: Apr 02 2013 07:56:40 AM MDT
Updated On: Apr 02 2013 10:22:24 AM MDT
BOISE, Idaho -

State wildlife managers are seeking public input as they begin revising Idaho's overall plan for managing elk.
    
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has scheduled an online chat on April 10 and 11 for the public to weigh in on the new blueprint for managing the state's herds.
    
The agency has also scheduled a series of open house meetings in April and May. Locations include bigger cities like Coeur d'Alene, Boise and Lewiston as well as smaller towns such as Kamiah, Challis and Soda Springs.
    
Idaho's elk management plan was revised more than 12 years ago and is in need of an update to reflect shifting public attitudes and elk population changes.
    
So far, revisions under consideration are based on elk hunter surveys, habitat changes and other factors.