Press Release

April 2017

Boise River Wildlife Management Area Will Open May 1

Closed sections of Boise River Wildlife Management Area (WMA), will open to public access on May 1. This includes areas impacted by the Table Rock and Mile Marker 14 Fires.

Most of the mule deer and elk wintering on WMA lands have now moved to higher elevations, giving WMA managers the okay to allow human access to the areas.

The Boise Front segment of the WMA closed in mid-January to protect wintering big game animals, while the WMA’s Charcoal Creek segment closed for the same reason in early February.

Spring Wildlife Celebration planned at MK Nature Center April 29

The Fish and Game Morrison Knudsen (MK) Nature Center in Boise is getting ready for its annual Spring Wildlife Celebration. This family-friendly event will be held at the nature center on Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $3 per person, ages three and over.

Rainbow Trout Stocking Schedule

Personnel from Fish and Game's McCall and Nampa Hatcheries will be releasing
more than 100,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout at the following locations during May.

Due to continued high water, fish earmarked for river stocking will be allocated to local ponds.


Browns Pond (McCall) May 15 450

Caldwell Pond #2 May 1 500

Cascade Reservoir May 22 42,000

Corral Creek Reservoir (Cascade) May 29 3,500

Duff Lane Pond (Middleton) May 1 225

East Mountain Reservoir (Cascade) May 22 500

Fish and Game Trailer Theft Suspect Sought - Public’s Help Needed

In early April, a thief made off with tens of thousands of dollars of big game live-trapping and monitoring equipment, together with the Fish and Game trailer they were stored in.

Now the public’s help is being sought to bring the case to a close. A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the trailer thief.