Outdoor news in brief

Big game scoring day set for Idaho Falls

The Idaho Falls Fish and Game office, 4279 Commerce Circle, will host a big game scoring day later this month.

Hunters can bring their antlers, horns or skulls to the office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 21. Actual scoring, done according to Boone & Crockett standards for North American game animals, will take place March 22. All items must be picked up between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. March 23.

Items to be measured must be free of flesh and must have air dried for a minimum of 60 days. Other required information includes:

• Hunter or owners name

• Date of harvest

• Location of harvest, including big game unit, county and state

• Address and telephone number

• Guide’s name and address if applicable.

The service is free. For more information, call 208-525-7290.

Idaho students artwork for Junior Duck Stamp Contest

Idaho students are encouraged to show off their artistic abilities and conservation ethic by submitting entries for the 2018 Idaho Junior Duck Stamp art competition.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Federal Junior Duck Stamp Program and Art Competition is open to all students from kindergarten to 12th grade. According to a news release, this nationwide education program uses art and science to teach the value of wetland and waterfowl conservation. It includes a statewide art competition that culminates with the “Best in Show” from each state competing at the National Competition; the winner sees their artwork on a duck stamp that supports wetland and waterfowl conservation.

The postmark deadline to submit artwork for Idaho’s competition is March 15. Original artwork should be mailed to Idaho’s 2018 Junior Duck Stamp coordinator, Leith Edgar, at Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office, 1387 S. Vinnell Way, Suite 368, Boise, Idaho 83709.

More information about the program, including rules and regulations, can be found at http://bit.ly/2cJEvRr. For more information, contact Leith Edgar at 208-378-5796.

Fish and Game seeks public input

Fish and Game officials are updating rules, regulations and management plans for fish and wildlife, and people can weigh in by going to the survey and comment page at idfg.idaho.gov/comment.

Comments are currently being taken for proposed big game rules, waterfowl seasons and rules, and statewide fish management plan.

Deadlines to comment are:

Fisheries management plan: March 12

Proposed big game rules: March 20

Waterfowl rules and seasons: March 24

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