COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) -- The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is decreasing the number of moose hunting tags available for northern Idaho.
Department spokesman Phil Cooper told the Coeur d'Alene Press that the moose population has remained steady in Idaho's panhandle, despite population declines in other parts of Idaho and Montana.
Overall, Fish and Game Commissioners added two moose bull tags and five antlerless tags to the panhandle region and they added four antlerless tags to the Clearwater region. But they reduced 51 bull tags in the Clearwater region to reflect population changes in the area.
Hunters can only take one moose in their lifetime, and Cooper says the department expects a 90 percent success rate for the number of tags released each year.