Military training may disturb October hunts in Owyhee County

Posted at 10:00 AM, Sep 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-23 12:00:55-04

During the month of October, the National Guard will be conducting helicopter maneuvers and training in and around the mountains near Silver City and South Mountain in Owyhee County.

These areas fall within Idaho’s Hunt Unit 40 and hunters may experience increased noise, traffic and disturbance during their October hunts.

From September 20 through November 8, the maneuvers and training may occur at any time, night and day. Maneuvers will include eight landings each day and another eight each night, spread out among nine different landing zones.  Due to the nature of these activities, the National Guard cannot provide specific times and locations.

The Bureau of Land Management, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, and the Idaho Army National Guard hope this information will be useful to Unit 40 hunters.