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Idaho Fish and Game is celebrating it's 125th Anniversary

Celebrating Idaho Fish & Game’s 125th Anniversary

Conserving Idaho’s Wildlife Since 1899

In 1899, the Idaho Legislature established the Idaho Department of Fish and Game appointing the department as guardians to preserve, protect, perpetuate, and manage Idaho's fish, wildlife and habitat. Through the invaluable support of sportspeople who purchase fishing, hunting and trapping licenses that fund our efforts—the department has met the evolving challenges to manage and conserve Idaho’s wildlife for the citizens of Idaho.

As we celebrate 125 years of conservation, we reflect on the many accomplishments of the past, while acknowledging the challenges that lie ahead. Through the dedication of passionate staff, countless public and private partnerships, and science-based management– Together, we can continue to conserve Idaho’s fish and wildlife. 

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Please join us at one of these public events planned throughout the state this spring as we celebrate Idaho’s wildlife and say “Thank you” to those who have helped along the way.

May 9: Southwest Region
5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Idaho Fish and Game Headquarters
600 S. Walnut Street, Boise

May 11: Clearwater Region
10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Winchester State Park
1786 Forrest Road, Winchester, ID 83555

May 11: Upper Snake Region
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Beaver Dick Park, West of Rexburg
(In coordination with Youth Outdoor Skills Day)

May 11: Panhandle Region
9 a.m. – 5 p.m
Kootenai County Fairgrounds
(In combination with Northwest Hunt Fest)

May 18: Magic Valley Region
3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Twin Falls City Park 
500 Block of Shoshone Street East, Twin Falls

June 8: Southeast Region
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Edson Fichter Nature Area, Pocatello
(In coordination with Free Fishing Day)

June 8: Salmon Region
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
IDFG Outdoor Classroom
Kids Creek Pond, Salmon
(In coordination with Free Fishing Day)