As snow blankets much of Idaho, wildlife biologists with Idaho Fish and Game are in the sky conducting aerial surveys of big game across the state.
Outdoor enthusiasts can expect to see and hear low-flying helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft during the daylight hours through February.
The helicopter surveys are scheduled annually during the winter months to cover areas at the same time of the year so information gathered is consistent from year to year. The goal is to compare population trends, and age and sex ratios. This information helps biologists be more precise in setting seasons and permit levels which results in maximum opportunity for hunters…
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