Over the last week Fish and Game has received four reports of elk in the Wood River Valley becoming entangled in items found in residents’ yards, especially garden equipment. Since February 1, elk have become entangled in wire tomato cages, a 5-gallon plastic bucket and a sled and rope. Locations vary from Bellevue, Hailey and north into the areas of Ohio Gulch and East Fork.
Wildlife staff will present on proposals for each species followed by time to answer questions.
Public comment period will begin Feb. 8 and will run through Feb. 22. More information can be found here: idfg.idaho.gov/comment.
This video features the history, management goals/objective and what work is being done for wildlife habitat on Craig Mountain. Keep checking back for additional videos in this series!
Idaho Fish and Game stopped trapping town deer in the City of Cascade on Tuesday, Jan. 31 after just two days of trapping. Biologists found the prevalence of chewing lice was higher than expected, preventing most of the deer from being transported to winter range.
Fish and Game tested 3,171 animals for CWD statewide in 2022, and all 15 positives were within a 6-mile radius within the Slate Creek drainage north of Riggins and east of U.S. 95.
Members of the Southeast Region Winter Feeding Advisory Committee will meet on Feb. 7 to assist Idaho Fish and Game with the assessment of winter conditions and big game feeding actions in the Southeast Region.
Southeast Idaho has no shortage on fantastic winter fisheries-- but before you head out to reel in the fun, be sure you know the rules. Here are some of the most common fishing violations Fish and Game conservation officers encounter in the Southeast Region.
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has initiated a winter-feeding action on the west and east sides of Bear Lake in Bear Lake County, with additional actions to be rolled out in the near future in priority areas.