It was all about moose this afternoon when the legislature’s Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee met in work session to tackle two moose bills. One was mine, LD 177, sponsored at my request by Senator Tom Saviello. The other, LD 738, was sponsored by Senator Troy Jackson on behalf of a few sporting camp owners.
The committee had asked that Lee Kantar, DIF&W’s moose biologist, attend the work session to answer questions. For the work session, and in response to comments from committee members at earlier work sessions, I prepared an amendment to my bill that directed the department to increase the moose harvest to 10 percent of the total population over the next three years. I will attach my work session memo and amendment to this column.