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S 1256 - Authorizes the Auction of Big-Game Tags - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes the Auction of Big-Game Tags

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (19-16) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes the Auction of Big-Game Tags

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that authorizes the Idaho Fish and Game Commission to auction certain big game hunting tags.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes the Idaho Fish and Game Commission to auction no more than the following number of big game tags per species, per year (Sec. 1):
    • 3 tags for deer, elk and pronghorn antelope; and    
    • 1 tag for moose, mountain goats and bighorn sheep.
  • Prohibits the use of auction proceeds for any of the following (Sec. 1):
    • Transfer of additional bighorn sheep into southwest Idaho; or
    • Litigation or environmental impact statements involving bighorn sheep.
  • Appropriates proceeds from the auction of big game tags as follows (Sec. 1):
    • 5 percent for wildlife conservation nonprofit organizations that administer the auction;
    • 30 percent for sportsmen access programs; and
    • 65 percent for wildlife habitat projects, wildlife management projects and other research and management activities.
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (38-29) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes the Auction of Big-Game Tags

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes the Idaho Fish and Game Commission to auction certain big game hunting tags.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes the Idaho Fish and Game Commission to auction no more than the following number of big game tags per species, per year (Sec. 1):
    • 3 tags for deer, elk and pronghorn antelope; and    
    • 1 tag for moose, mountain goats and bighorn sheep.
  • Prohibits the use of auction proceeds for any of the following (Sec. 1):
    • Transfer of additional bighorn sheep into southwest Idaho; or
    • Litigation or environmental impact statements involving bighorn sheep.
  • Appropriates proceeds from the auction of big game tags as follows (Sec. 1):
    • 5 percent for wildlife conservation nonprofit organizations that administer the auction;
    • 30 percent for sportsmen access programs; and
    • 65 percent for wildlife habitat projects, wildlife management projects and other research and management activities.
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (17-16) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes the Auction of Big-Game Tags

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes the auctioning of certain big-game hunting tags.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes the commission to issue the following “Governor’s Wildlife Partnership Tags” for the hunting of big-game by both residents and nonresidents (Sec. 1):
    • 3 tags per year for deer, elk, and pronghorn antelope; and
    • 1 tag per year for moose, mountain goat, and bighorn sheep.
  • Requires the Governor’s Wildlife Partnership Tags to be auctioned by a non-profit organization to the highest eligible bidder (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits money generated from the auction of Governor’s Wildlife Partnership Tags from being used to purchase (Sec. 1):
    • Private property; or
    • Federally managed grazing permits.
  • Authorizes the proceeds from the auctions to be used for the following purposes (Sec. 1):
    • Up to 30 percent for sportsman access programs; and
    • The rest to be used for wildlife habitat and wildlife management of big game herds.
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Authorizes the Auction of Big-Game Tags

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