Bill Description: This bill would allow individuals to keep animals killed after their wild game kill permits are issued.

Rating: +1

Does it transfer a function of the private sector to the government? Examples include government ownership or control of any providers of goods or services such as the Land Board’s purchase of a self-storage facility, mandatory emissions testing, or pre-kindergarten. Conversely, does it eliminate a function of government or return a function of government to the private sector? 

Idaho Code 36-106(e)(6)(B) says, “in order to protect property from damage by wildlife, including bear and turkey, the fish and game commission may delegate to the director or his designee the authority to declare an open season upon that particular species of wildlife to reduce its population.” This bill expands upon this, allowing “the individual or landowner with the kill permit, in conjunction with their responsibility for field dressing the animals taken, may keep one (1) animal for their personal use.” The individual may keep a second animal with a second kill permit.

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game would no longer have to process these animals and hunters would be allowed to keep their animals. (+1)