September 24, 2023

Rulon Jones Granted Permit For Game Ranch In Idaho

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Amidst all the hubbub in eastern Idaho over escaped elk from the Chief Joseph elk ranch, officials late last night approved the hunting preserve request of former NFL player Rulon Jones.

The planning and zoning committee granted the request for the preserve but added three conditions that Jones must adhere to.

One, there has to be a double fence. State law requires game reserves to have one fence surrounding the animals but Bingham County wants two fences to prevent any animals from escaping.

Two, Jones must have a written agreement with a local church group. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints Shelley Stake owns a girls camp that’s enclosed in the game preserve. The committee wants to make sure the Stake has access to the camp for their youth activities.

Third, Jones has to have a long term lease with a portion of the property that he does not own.

Tom Remington