This was approved with the exception of the harvest ending date for using hounds, May 25th will end harvest with hounds, training season will end June 15th. You can listen on youtube starting at 2:20 on there. All houndsmens will be required to use the garmin tech on our hounds also. So the hunt could be over as quickly as it started with this garmin tech.
So, in Idaho where there are several methods of harvest. Hunting black Bear with hounds being the lowest harvest rate. here is a scale. Remember using hounds in Montana will only be during the spring hunt.
Harvest- For calendar years 2018- 2020; as you can see below hound hunting makes up around 17% of the total harvest. With equal harvest in the spring and fall season. One question is, can hound hunter which sex the bear is when they pursue or tree it. Can they be selective? The paper attached verifies that question regarding hound hunting. I asked around an dam having trouble finding a similar study with bears.
Method of Take (2018-2020) Fall Spring Grand Total Bait 496 3552 4048 Bait and Hounds 19 85 104 Hounds 694 722 1416 Incidental 628 108 736 Other 69 19 88 Predator Call 6 5 11 Stalking 914 1482 2396 (blank) 34 73 107 Grand Total 2860 6046 8906
Thank you for this update. Do you know which map was approved? I saw a couple iterations leading up to the meeting.