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ADA accessibility and parking improvements currently underway at the Boundary-Smith Creek Wildlife Management Area in the Panhandle

Thu, 09/01/2022 - 09:05 | idfg-tjross

Work is currently underway on the Boundary-Smith Creek Wildlife Management Area to improve parking and access for the ADA-accessible waterfowl blind installed in 2021.

A parking lot is being built immediately across the road from the current location of the blind, which is located on the northernmost portion… more

Wild game tracking, trailing and scent class to be hosted in the Panhandle Region on Sept. 17

Thu, 09/01/2022 - 09:01 | idfg-tjross

Idaho Fish and Game staff and volunteers in the Panhandle Region will be hosting a wild game tracking, trailing and scent class on Sept. 17 at the Farragut Shooting Range Center in Athol.

Wild animals are wily and well-equipped to elude humans in the woods at all times. Ask any hunter and they will tell you… more

Hunters who donate wings help F&G manage forest grouse populations

Wed, 08/31/2022 - 16:47 | idfg-rberkley

As folks head out to look for forest grouse over the next few weeks, Fish and Game biologists would like to remind hunters to keep an eye out for "wing barrels.' These are trash cans with Fish and Game logos on them, located throughout the state at key access points, with instructions for depositing a single wing from… more

Henrys Lake Quarterly Newsletter - Summer 2022

Wed, 08/31/2022 - 13:26 | idfg-ntillotson

Each year, IDFG conducts a gillnet survey on Henrys Lake to assess the current state of the fishery. We begin the survey immediately after ice-out, which didn’t take place until mid-May this year! We set nets at six sites throughout the lake every night until we reach our goal of at least 50 net-nights of… more

September fish stocking schedule for the Salmon Region

Wed, 08/31/2022 - 12:26 | idfg-mdemick

It’s a great time to grab your fishing gear and go fishing.

Idaho Department of Fish and Game will stock over 4,600 catchable-sized (10 to 12-inch) rainbow trout for the Labor Day weekend at the following locations.        




Southwest Region rainbow trout stocking schedule - September

Wed, 08/31/2022 - 10:13 | idfg-bpearson

Fish and Game staff will be nearly 19,000 catchable-size (10 to 12 inch) trout at the following locations across the Southwest Region in September.

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

Steel Challenge

Tue, 08/30/2022 - 14:26 | idfg-bpearson

Steel Challenge

Sponsored by the non-profit shooting club, the EE-DA-HOW Long Rifle & Pistol Club and Boise Steel Challenge

Steel Challenge is a speed shooting competition governed by the Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA) which consists of 8 standardized stages. The steel targets are of… more

September fish stocking schedule for the Upper Snake Region

Tue, 08/30/2022 - 11:43 | idfg-jbrower


Fall is a busy time of year but don't forget to add fishing to your checklist of things-to-do as the kids head back to school. Check out the list of family friendly fishing waters that will be stocked full of fish this September.

Fish and Game staff will be stocking a total of 20,270… more

Hunters who use July Creek Road may see increased traffic from a timber harvest

Tue, 08/30/2022 - 10:00 | idfg-jbrower

The following is a joint press release from Idaho Department of Lands and Idaho Fish and Game

Hunters using July Creek Road may experience increased traffic as a timber harvest gets under way. This is a popular route used by those accessing the Caribou-Targhee National Forest and other areas. Hunters should… more

Here's what Idaho hunters should know about chronic wasting disease for 2022

Mon, 08/29/2022 - 13:50 | idfg-rphillips

CWD was detected for the first time in Idaho in 2021 after five total animals including mule deer, white-tailed deer and elk tested positive in hunting Unit 14 between Riggins and Grangeville. Having CWD in Idaho will require hunters to know more about this disease and new rules because of it.

Units 14 and 15… more

Edson Fichter Nature Talks coming again to Pocatello in September

Mon, 08/29/2022 - 11:42 | idfg-jjackson

The popular Edson Fichter Nature Talks series is returning for a second year this September!  Have you wanted to learn more about the history of the Edson Fichter Nature Area in Pocatello?  What birds and reptiles call this area home?  The types of plants that exist there? The historical connections people have had to… more

F&G Commission will meet via Zoom call on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 9 a.m. MDT

Mon, 08/29/2022 - 10:23 | idfg-cliess

Idaho Fish and Game Commission is scheduled to meet via Zoom on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 9 a.m. People can attend in person at Fish and Game’s Headquarters Office at 600 S. Walnut in Boise, any Fish and Game regional office or watch via Zoom at the link below.

Video conference information

Link: https://zoom.… more

Rainbow trout stocking schedule for September 2022 in the Magic Valley Region

Mon, 08/29/2022 - 09:35 | idfg-tthompson

Hatchery personnel from Fish and Game’s Magic Valley Region will be stocking approximately 34,150 10-12” catchable-sized rainbow trout in September. All stocking dates and numbers of fish are approximate.

Stocking of all waters is tentative and dependent on river/lake/pond conditions (angler safety concerns);… more

Statewide trout stocking highlights for September 2022

Mon, 08/29/2022 - 08:52 | idfg-cliess

Many of Idaho’s lakes and ponds are soon going to be bolstered with Idaho Fish and Game stocking over 161,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout this September. Wondering if the stocking trucks are going to be backing up to your favorite fishing hole? We asked our Fish and Game hatchery staff to boil down some of the most… more

First responder and military appreciation day scheduled for Sept. 11 at the Farragut Shooting Range Center

Fri, 08/26/2022 - 16:49 | idfg-tjross

First responders and military personnel put their lives on the line each and every day for the safety and betterment of us all. In appreciation of their service and sacrifice, Idaho Fish and Game is pleased to honor and celebrate them by hosting a “Hometown Heroes” day.

The event will be held on Sept. 11 at… more

Fall Chinook Salmon Update: August 2022

Fri, 08/26/2022 - 12:44 | idfg-jdupont

Fall Chinook Salmon Update AUGUST 2022

by Joe DuPont

Idaho’s fall Chinook Salmon season opened on August 18 so I figured I better put out an update to let people know what is going on with this fishery.  In this update, I will try to answer the questions people… more

Waterfowl hunters will find launching boats difficult at Market Lake due to low water levels

Fri, 08/26/2022 - 11:42 | idfg-jbrower

For the past several years drought conditions have persisted at Market Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and this year has not proved any different. So far this water year, Market Lake has received half as much precipitation as it did in 2021, which was also considerably drier than usual. Barely three… more

Officers seeking information about dead moose calf near Kelly Canyon

Thu, 08/25/2022 - 16:08 | idfg-jbrower

Conservation officers with Idaho Fish and Game are asking people to provide information about a moose calf that was found dead in the middle of the Fish Creek Road near Kelly Canyon on Aug. 24. The calf likely died earlier that morning or late the night prior. Fish and Game officers observed it had a broken shoulder… more