Idaho Fish And Game Meet To Discuss Grizzly Delisting, Online Security

Nov 17, 2016

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Idaho Fish and Game officials are in Lewiston today discussing the biggest wildlife issues in the state.

The seven-person fish and game commission has a lot on their agenda, including the review of public input on a proposal for the state to take over management of Yellowstone grizzlies.

The delisting of that particular population of bears is a welcome policy change in the eyes of Idaho wildlife officials. But it’s critiqued by some environmental groups who say the population is still in trouble from threats including climate change. Delisting also opens up the species to limited hunting.

Also on the agenda is an update about the August 22 security breach of fish and game’s online license vendor, named Active Network. The hack could have impacted up to 780,000 people who bought their fishing or hunting licenses online before July 2007.

According to the Spokesman Review, the hack prompted the state to buy a $25 million cybersecurity insurance policy that will take effect in December.

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