In 2022, Idaho Fish and Game Officers received an anonymous tip through the Citizens Against Poaching (CAP) hotline regarding a headless mule deer buck near Egin, Idaho. Information provided by a concerned citizen started an investigation by Fish and Game Conservation Officers
The Idaho Fish and Game fishing and boating access site at Morton Slough on the Pend Oreille River recently received significant improvements. Improvements included nearly 30 boat and trailer parking spaces, ten single vehicle parking spaces and two ADA-accessible parking spaces to go along with the already existing boat launch, restroom and dock at the site.
Road work is completed on the Homestead Loop Road on Craig Mountain WMA. Please be courteous to other drivers on the road and keep the road looking nice by driving slow. Contact the IDFG office at 208-799-5010 if you have any questions.
In response to the recent detection of invasive larval quagga mussels in the Snake River at Centennial Water Park in Twin Falls, Idaho Fish and Game is temporarily closing water access to the public on lands owned and managed by Fish and Game along the Snake River effective Sept. 21.
Construction work will temporarily close the Bobcat Gulch, Fourth-of-July, Colston, Deer Gulch and South Butte Sportsmen's Access areas while the approaches to highway are regraded and paved. Work is also planned at the North Fork Boat Ramp which will require a temporary closure. The timing of construction was selected to take advantage of low water levels and to minimize impacts to users and fish.
Youth pheasant hunting season kicks off Saturday, Oct. 7-13. Youth ages 17 years and younger with an Idaho hunting license can participate in the youth pheasant hunt so long as they're accompanied by an Idaho licensed hunter age 18 years or older. Anyone 18 years or older cannot hunt during the youth hunt.
With many of Idaho's hunting seasons in progress or soon to begin, Idaho Fish and Game urges hunters hunting on private property this year to treat landowners the way they would want to be treated if someone were hunting on their land.
Fall is in the air and pheasant hunting season is almost here! The statewide youth-only pheasant season will run from October 7 - October 13 with the Clearwater general season following from October 14 through the month of December. You can find more information regarding seasons and rules in the Idaho Upland Game, Turkey and Furbearer Regulation Book.