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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Idaho Committee Approves Removing Hunting and Fishing License Records from Public View

The Idaho House Resources and Conservation Committee approved a measure that would make hunting and fishing licensing records private, although if an individual provided written consent, his or her information would be public. Proponents say it would protect hunters and fishers from harassment.

Open government advocates oppose the measure, suggesting it would be better public policy to go after harassers, not shutting down whole categories of public records.

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