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Idaho Fish and Game

Nov. 14 Upper Salmon River Weekly Steelhead Fishing Report

Mon, 11/14/2022 - 15:16 | idfg-bbeller

Cold temperatures moved into the upper Salmon River last week which made steelhead fishing difficult and reduced the amount of angler effort. Most of the observed angler effort was located downstream of Deadwater in location code 15. No anglers reported catching a steelhead within river location codes 14 and 17.… more

Trapper, wolf trapper, and hunter education classes coming up in southeast Idaho

Mon, 11/14/2022 - 12:53 | idfg-jjackson

Looking for a trapper, wolf trapper, or hunter education course in southeast Idaho?  Not sure which classes you or your upcoming hunters/trappers need?  Don’t know how to register for a class?  Which classes are offered online?  Any classes being offered during upcoming holiday breaks?  Idaho Fish and Game has got the… more

Additional $1000 reward being offered in southeast Idaho mule deer case

Mon, 11/14/2022 - 11:58 | idfg-jjackson

An anonymous donor has stepped up to add $1000 to the existing Citizens Against Poaching (CAP) reward for an unsolved wildlife case in southeast Idaho.

Last month, a dead mule deer buck was discovered in a private cultivated field approximately 100 yards from Garden Creek Road just west of Arimo in Unit 70. … more

Bull elk shot and left to waste near American Falls in Unit 73A

Mon, 11/14/2022 - 11:43 | idfg-jjackson

Idaho Department of Fish and Game is seeking information regarding a bull elk that was shot and left to waste in Power County in southeast Idaho.

On Nov. 2, Fish and Game received a call from a concerned member of the public regarding the discovery of a 5 x 5 bull elk shot and left to waste just off Moonshine… more

Grizzly sow and cubs euthanized near Tetonia after becoming habituated to populated areas

Thu, 11/10/2022 - 17:31 | idfg-jbrower

On Nov. 9 and 10, Idaho Fish and Game euthanized a sow grizzly and two cubs after the bears increasingly showed little fear toward humans and became habituated to areas near homes in the Tetonia area northwest of Driggs.

Euthanization is never a desired outcome. However, there were no relocation sites… more

Henrys Lake Quarterly Newsletter – Fall 2022

Thu, 11/10/2022 - 15:21 | idfg-ntillotson



Big news Henrys Lake anglers! The new Idaho catch-and-release state record hybrid trout (Rainbow Trout X Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout) was caught out of Henrys Lake this fall, and it’s a whopper. Hailey Thomas of Rigby caught this 36-inch hybrid, which easily beats the prior catch-and-… more

Southwest Region rainbow trout stocking schedule - November

Thu, 11/10/2022 - 15:20 | idfg-bpearson

Fish and Game staff will be stocking more than 15,000 catchable-size (10 to 12 inch) trout at the following locations across the Southwest Region in November.

All fish stocked are rainbow trout. Stocking of all waters is tentative and dependent on river/lake/pond conditions (angler safety concerns… more

Annual Bird Seed Sale December 2nd and 3rd at MK Nature Center

Thu, 11/10/2022 - 07:41 | idfg-sfocht

MK Nature Center's annual bird seed sale will be held December 2nd-3rd from 9am to 5pm. If you feed birds in the winter, consider buying your supply at this fundraiser. Proceeds help the Nature Center's education programs and day-to day operations. This year, there will be live bird presentations on Saturday at 11:30am… more

Information sought on bull elk left to waste near summit of Clear Creek in Unit 39

Wed, 11/09/2022 - 17:34 | idfg-bpearson

Fish and Game conservation officers are seeking information about a 6x6 bull elk that was shot and left to waste on a hillside near the summit of Clear Creek in Unit 39. 

Officers believe the animal was shot sometime on Nov. 5. 

Anyone with any information pertaining to this case is asked to contact the… more

Fish and Game will be running check stations in November to monitor for chronic wasting disease in the Panhandle

Wed, 11/09/2022 - 16:10 | idfg-tjross

Idaho Fish and Game staff will be collecting samples from deer at hunter check stations across the Panhandle over two weekends in November as part of a statewide surveillance program for chronic wasting disease.

Chronic wasting disease was detected for the first time in Idaho in 2021 after more than 20 years of… more

Building partnerships to benefit wild steelhead in the Potlatch River

Wed, 11/09/2022 - 14:20 | idfg-bknoth

           Co-author: Robert Hand (Regional Fisheries Biologist)

           The Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) and partners are working to improve habitat conditions for wild steelhead in the Potlatch River in northern Idaho through stream restoration projects.

Restoring steelhead and their… more

Pelt Preparation demonstration day to be hosted by the Intermountain Fur Harvesters in the Panhandle on Nov. 12

Wed, 11/09/2022 - 11:20 | idfg-tjross

Whether you are a seasoned trapper looking to improve your pelt preparation skills, a hunter looking to properly care for a hide or someone with no hunting and trapping experience, you are invited to attend a Pelt Preparation demonstration day on Nov. 12.

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Aerial seeding near North Fork to improve big game winter range

Wed, 11/09/2022 - 08:52 | idfg-mdemick

Outdoor enthusiasts planning to recreate near North Fork in mid-November may see low-flying helicopters aerial seeding the hillsides to control the spread of invasive grasses and noxious weeds.  The goal is to improve big game winter range and restore native plant communities.     

Aerial seeding is planned… more

Understanding brook trout invasions in Idaho high country bull trout streams

Wed, 11/09/2022 - 08:44 | idfg-bbowersox

Written by Nick Voss, University of Idaho

Non-native brook trout were introduced to Idaho more than 100 years ago and since that time they have found a home across many drainages in our state. While having brook trout in some places makes for a great day fishing, in others, they are a threat to an iconic Idaho… more

New parking lot coming to Lake Cascade this winter for ice fishing access

Mon, 11/07/2022 - 15:43 | idfg-jmessner

This winter, ice anglers will find accessing the the popular Stonebraker Lane/Sugarloaf access at Lake Cascade is a bit easier thanks to a new parking area on Stonebraker Lane.

Fresh gravel was donated by Valley County to help make this project happen

During the summer, Fish and Game and Valley… more

F&G asking public to help identify occupants of pickup who may have info about a reported violation

Mon, 11/07/2022 - 15:13 | idfg-bpearson

Idaho Fish and Game is asking for the public's help in identifying the driver and passenger(s) of a newer four-door, black Dodge Ram pickup and UTV, who may have information regarding a possible violation that occurred on Highway 17 (Banks-Lowman Road), between Carpenter Creek and the Green Houses, on Monday, Nov. 7.… more

Nov. 7 Upper Salmon River Weekly Steelhead Fishing Report

Mon, 11/07/2022 - 14:07 | idfg-bbeller

Steelhead angler effort and total catch declined during the past week on the upper Salmon River.

High winds and precipitation on Saturday likely contributed to the drop in angler effort. Angler effort remained highest downstream of North Fork in location codes 14 and 15. Anglers interviewed downstream of the… more

Top 3 small game species to hunt this fall and winter

Mon, 11/07/2022 - 11:43 | idfg-cliess

Small game hunting through winter is a great way for hunters young and old to develop their skills and confidence without breaking the bank. You don’t need specialized or expensive gear to hunt them, just a .22 long rifle and/or any shotgun, warm clothes and boots suitable for hiking. The skills learned while small… more