Members of the legislature’s Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Department have sent us mixed messages on the many moose hunting bills considered this session.
In divided votes, the following moose bills were rejected by the committee:
A bill to double the number of moose permits auctioned by DIF&W for conservation camp scholarships for kids from 10 to 20;
A bill to allow those who trade permits to include, in the transaction, some cash payment.
On the other hand, the committee endorsed some changes, including these:
A bill that allows kids under 8 years of age to apply for moose permits and accrue points, but not win a permit.