Deer Forecast 2003
Idaho has experienced mild winters in recent years, resulting in good carryover and fawn survival. The harvest has been about 43,000 animals, roughly half whitetails and half muleys. General hunts in the central region in units 29, 33 and 39 should produce quality bucks and good hunter success. The controlled hunts in units 44 and 45 are difficult to draw but produce big muley bucks and a high success rate. For whitetails, check out units north of the Salmon River in the Clearwater Drainage and Unit 1 north of Coeur d’Alene. Contact: Idaho Fish and Game (208-334-3700; www2.state.id.us/fishgame).
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