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F&G’s McCall Fish Hatchery staff spends winters growing two generations of Chinook

Thu, 02/02/2023 - 15:52 | idfg-cliess

McCall, a modest-sized mountain town that originated as a mining and forestry hub, has since evolved into a popular, year-round outdoor destination for snowmobilers, skiers, boaters, snow-sculptors and, of course, sportsmen.

While the recreation changes seasonally along with the workers who support them, the… more

Video: See how Fish and Game estimates annual wolf populations

Thu, 02/02/2023 - 14:06 | idfg-rphillips

People often ask, "How do you know how many wolves are in Idaho?" The short answer is with cameras and mathematical modeling, among other things. 

But the entire process is more complex and a fascinating look at wildlife management that was created by Fish and Game staff in cooperation with University of Montana… more

Idaho Fish & Wildlife Foundation is accepting applications for its 2023 grants cycle through April 30

Thu, 02/02/2023 - 14:01 | idfg-cliess

Idaho Fish & Wildlife Foundation is accepting applications for its 2023 grants cycle. The grants program provides funding on a competitive basis to nonprofit organizations and government agencies. 

Grants up to $10,000 per project are available. In addition, in 2023, IFWF will award $5,000 to fund a special… more

Shooting range committee to meet virtually Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. MST.

Thu, 02/02/2023 - 10:59 | idfg-rphillips

Meeting is open to the public but public comment will not be taken

The Idaho Fish and Game Citizen Shooting Range Advisory Committee will hold a virtual meeting that will be streamed live via Zoom on Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. MST. 

The public can observe the meeting by using the above Zoom link, or watch at the… more

How to report a fishing bag limit violation and be a good witness for wildlife

Wed, 02/01/2023 - 15:37 | idfg-scassinelli

You’re fishing at your favorite local spot and see someone with more fish than the daily bag limit, what would you do in this situation? Our conservation officers provide tips on how to report this common violation and how you can be a good witness for wildlife.

Being a good witness not only helps our… more

Teton Valley seeing increased mountain lion activity due to winter conditions

Wed, 02/01/2023 - 12:44 | idfg-jbrower

An unfortunate incident occurred involving the loss of a family pet to a mountain lion near Tetonia on Jan 30, when a young female lion ventured into a homeowner’s yard and killed their dog before heading under their porch. The homeowners immediately called local law enforcement who quickly responded and dispatched the… more

Southeast Region Winter Feeding Advisory Committee Meeting

Tue, 01/31/2023 - 18:00 | idfg-jjackson

Date:         Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023- 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Address:    Idaho Fish and Game Southeast Region Office,
                  1345 Barton Road, Pocatello, ID

Call-in Number:   208-236-1281

Members of the Southeast Region Winter Feeding Advisory Committee (WFAC) will meet to assist… more

Bull moose euthanized after becoming a public safety hazard near Interstate 84 in southern Idaho

Tue, 01/31/2023 - 11:33 | idfg-tthompson

On Monday evening, January 30, 2023, Fish and Game conservation officers received a report of a moose very close to Interstate 84 near the Declo exit in southern Idaho. Once on scene, the officer found a large bull moose within 30 feet of the interstate where vehicle speed limits are 80 mph and road conditions were… more

Southwest Region rainbow trout stocking schedule - February

Mon, 01/30/2023 - 11:45 | idfg-bpearson

Fish and Game staff will be stocking more than 9,000 catchable-size (10 to 12 inch) trout at the following locations across the Southwest Region in February.

Public can comment on big game season proposals beginning Feb. 8

Mon, 01/30/2023 - 09:58 | idfg-cliess

Idaho Fish and Game will be setting new big game seasons for deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear, wolf and mountain lion, and gathering public input on proposals beginning on Feb. 8.

Hunters can easily check out the proposals on the big game season setting webpage. Proposals are expected to be posted midweek during… more

Camouflaged critters class for kids offered in Pocatello

Sat, 01/28/2023 - 16:02 | idfg-jjackson

The Idaho Museum of Natural History and the Idaho Fish and Game is co-hosting a fun, educational class to teach young learners the ways wildlife use color to communicate or hide in plain sight in order to survive.  This camouflaged critters class will feature hands-on activities, games, and even an edible camouflage-… more

Trapper and hunter education classes coming up in southeast and east Idaho

Sat, 01/28/2023 - 14:42 | idfg-jjackson

Looking for a trapper, wolf trapper, or hunter education course in southeast or east Idaho?  Not sure which classes you or your upcoming hunters/trappers need?   Idaho Fish and Game has got the answers to your questions! 

Trapper Education Classes
Trapper Education covers trapping laws, safety, ethics,… more

Moose and elk captures set to begin Jan 29 in Units 8, 8A, 10A & 14

Sat, 01/28/2023 - 09:28 | idfg-jbruns

Helicopters may be observed flying low and slow over Units 8, 8A, & 10A. Biologists will be using helicopters to dart, capture and collar moose as part of a long-term survivability study. Depending on weather and helicopter availability, wildlife staff may also be capturing and collaring elk in Unit 14 as part of a… more

A day at a rotary screw trap

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 15:45 | idfg-tcopeland

Idaho Fish and Game biologists spend a lot of time collecting information about Idaho’s salmon and steelhead populations. These fish travel huge distances over their lifespan, so understanding those migrations are key to managing healthy populations. One of the best ways to do that is by collecting young fish as they… more

Unusual coyote behavior reported in Bonner County in North Idaho

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 14:30 | idfg-tjross

Idaho Fish and Game has received multiple reports of highly unusual coyote behavior in and around the city of Sandpoint in Bonner County.

In early Jan., reports were received of coyotes on Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort that were chasing skiers as they navigated down the slopes. Fish and Game staff worked… more

Fish and Game to hold open houses to take public comments on 2023 – 2024 big game season proposals

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 12:42 | idfg-tthompson

Wildlife staff from the Magic Valley Region, Idaho Fish and Game just announced that they will host four public open houses across the Magic Valley to take public comment on big game hunting season proposals for the upcoming 2023 – 2024 seasons. 

Proposals will be available for review in early February and will… more

Three moose relocated from Wood River Valley communities

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 12:06 | idfg-tthompson

Idaho Fish and Game staff recently moved three moose when they became a public safety hazard in Sun Valley, Ketchum and Hailey. Moose can become a threat to public safety, particularly if they become stressed by human activity such as people getting too close, or the presence of dogs, both leashed and unleashed.

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Idaho's wolf population has dropped by about 13 percent

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 11:26 | idfg-rphillips

Idaho’s 2022 population estimate of 1,337 wolves declined by about 13%, or 206 wolves, compared with the 2021 estimate based on cameras surveys that measure the population during summer near its annual peak. 

“Wolf population reduction has been a priority of the Fish and Game Commission,” Idaho Fish and Game… more