Wildfires large and small are reshaping Idaho’s landscape, and there’s no quick, easy answer on how each fire affects wildlife except that fires are part of the natural cycle.
It wasn’t your typical Idaho roundup; there were no horses, cowboys, or even cows, but it was important for one of Idaho’s most valuable wildlife species: sockeye salmon.
Late summer marks the beginning of the monarch butterfly’s epic migration to wintering grounds in coastal California and central Mexico. In the western U.S., hundreds of these magnificent orange-and-black butterflies will be sporting white tags — each the width of an M&M and bearing an email address and serial number — in an effort to track the direction, route, and destination of their migratory movements. Researchers are enlisting the help of the public to spot and report these tagged migrants en route to their wintering grounds.
LEWISTON - - The Clearwater Region of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game will provide a Dutch Oven lunch at a sportsperson meeting to be held Thursday, October 6th at 3316 16th street in Lewiston.
The meeting will begin at noon and will include presentations on big game hunting outlook, significant enforcement cases, fall fishing season updates and other related activities.
The sharp-tailed grouse season opens Saturday, October 1, and runs through October 31, with a daily bag limit of two birds and a possession limit of six.
With several upland game bird seasons in progress or about to begin, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game asks hunters to help gather upland game bird information by providing a fully feathered wing for each bird they harvest.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has issued the following news release which will be of interest to unit 40 hunters.
Source: Office of the Governor, contact Jon Hanian, (208) 334-2100
(BOISE) – Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter announced the appointments today of two new members to the Idaho Fish and Game Commission, representing the Salmon River country and the Magic Valley on the seven-member panel.
Local ponds are the primary focus of this stocking effort due to cooler weather and correspondingly cooler water temperatures.
Health and Welfare state public health veterinarian Dr. Leslie Tengelsen will talk about avoiding bat rabies exposures in people and pets. Dr. Rita Dixon, Fish and Game state wildlife action plan coordinator, will review the ecology of bats and threats to a healthy bat population. After the presentation, Dr. Dixon will take participants on a walk to look and listen for bats.
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game will host a public meeting on Tuesday, September 27 to seek input from landowners, sportsmen and other interested public concerning plans for habitat restoration and management of wildlife populations of the Tex Creek Wildlife Management Area.
Since the Henry’s Creek Fire has been extinguished, Fish and Game staff has been on the ground evaluating the impacts of the fire. At the meeting, an overview of the situation will be presented along with potential rehabilitation and management options for this fall and winter.
Fall is here, and we're already seeing some great Idaho hunting shots on social media. Why not put them here, too?
We love seeing folks out hunting in the fall and sharing their experiences through photos, and we encourage people to share their best shots on our photo gallery.
It's quick and easy to download them, and don't worry, we won't ask for your favorite hunting spot, but photos may be used for Fish and Game illustrations and promotions.
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