In an effort to encourage responsible off-highway vehicle (OHV) use and fair chase of all game animals the Idaho chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers has started a law enforcement equipment lending program. Idaho BHA recently purchased several Reconyx MP9, MicroFire Professional Wifi Enabled Gen2 Covert IR trail cameras which will be loaned to law enforcement officers with Idaho Fish & Game, US Forest Service and BLM in areas that are experiencing problems with illegal motorized use. These cameras will aid law enforcement in monitoring and enforcing illegal activity. The cameras were distributed in mid-September and will be in place prior to the general deer rifle opener on October 10.
Idaho BHA is excited about this program and optimistic that this will help curtail illegal use and motivate motorized users to ride responsibly and within the bounds of the law. If you are aware of an area that is experiencing problems with illegal motorized use, please contact Idaho Fish & Game and/or the correct land management agency and ask to speak with an enforcement officer. Please feel free to share this program with enforcement officers throughout the state.
For questions or to request consideration to receive a game camera to use (law enforcement only), please email: idaho[email protected]