Big game doing fine despite the cold January 2, 2016 Idaho,

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Big game doing fine despite the coldJanuary 2, 2016 Idaho, Idaho State Journal
...  in Southeast Idaho, and after four mild winters, the herd numbers are up, and the animals represent a good diversity of age. The region does have a winter feeding committee that will meet this week to gather input from Fish and Game field officers and the public... Fish and Game doesn’t implement any supplemental feeding programs unless emergency situations exist...

Idaho big-game hunting seasons get promising forecast August 30, 2016 The Spokesman Review (registration) (blog)
... The mild winter resulted in high over-winter survival of big game.  We are currently monitoring about 130 collared elk in Units 4, 6, and 7.  Adult cow survival is around 96% and survival of 6-month old calves that we collared in January is about 76%. ...

... Statewide survival of radio-collared fawns was 64 percent, which is down from a record-high 83 percent survival in the 2014-15 winter, and 78 percent the prior winter.  However, last winter’s fawn survival still tracked above the 10-year average of 58 percent...  no reason why hunters couldn’t top last year’s record whitetail harvest because populations remain strong in those core areas... Elk hunting fell on hard times from 2008 through 2013 when annual harvests ranged between 15,155 and 17,470 elk ...

Pocatello homeowners seeing increased problem with wildlife September 19, 2016 Idaho, LocalNews8.com
... because of a couple mild winters, reproduction and survival rates among mule deer have been high. So it has seen an increase in the deer population...  fish and game is working with the city and other agencies to find the best solution. He said tolerance and public education will be key. He said they will do their best to educate people on how to handle the situation ...

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