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Rainbow Trout Stocking Report

Mon, 07/02/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Personnel from Fish and Game's Nampa Hatchery will be releasing more than 19,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout at the following locations during July. LOCATION NUMBER OF TROUT Boise River (Boise) 2,000 Boise River (Eagle to Middleton) 1,000… more

South Fork Salmon River Chinook Season Closes

Mon, 07/02/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

What has been a fantastic chinook salmon fishing season on the South Fork of the Salmon River ends today. Effective July 2, 2001 at 9:00 pm MST, the South Fork will be closed to chinook salmon fishing. "Our hatchery chinook harvest quota has been reached," Fish and Game anadromous fish manager Sharon Kiefer noted. "We… more

USF&W Hatchery and IDFG Stock Lunker Trout For Young Anglers

Fri, 06/29/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Young anglers - grab your tackle box and fishing pole and head to Lewiston's Burling Pond. Personnel from Fish and Game's Orofino Hatchery recently released over 250 lunker rainbow trout that average 1.5 pounds at the small pond in north Lewiston. The trout were raised at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife's Dworshak… more

Fish Limits Removed On More Waters

Fri, 06/29/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

As the water situation worsens around the region, irrigation companies are advising the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (Department) of possible total drawdowns at certain reservoirs. In order to allow the public to take advantage of this situation, and take fish that might otherwise die, the Fish and Game Commission… more

Fish And Game Sets Fire Restrictions

Wed, 06/27/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The Magic Valley Region, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, has set fire restrictions on all department property in the region effective Wednesday, June 27, 2001. As a result of the extremely dry conditions and the potential for fires so early in the summer, the Region has decided to impose these restrictions now.… more

Fish And Game Commission To Meet In Twin Falls

Wed, 06/27/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting in Twin Falls on July 9, 10 and 11 at the Weston Plaza. A public hearing will be held Monday night; anything of a fish and wildlife nature may be presented to the Commission starting at 7 p.m. On Tuesday, July 10, the Commissioners will meet in… more

Loving Dogs Often Harmful To Wildlife

Tue, 06/26/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

While this spring has been favorable for young wildlife, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game reminds dog owners that their loving pet can be harmful to area wildlife, especially upland game birds and deer. "We receive reports almost daily about dogs harassing both young birds and adults still sitting on nests… more

Commission to Meet in Twin Falls

Mon, 06/25/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet at the Weston Plaza in Twin Falls July 10 at 10:00 a.m. A public hearing will be held at the same location at 7:00 p.m. the previous evening. Anything of a fish and wildlife nature may be the topic for comments at the hearing, not just items officially on the agenda. This… more

Panther Creek Opened to Chinook Fishing

Mon, 06/25/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Meeting by conference call June 21, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved a season on hatchery chinook salmon for Panther Creek in the Salmon Region. The season opened June 22. It will run through August 5 unless it is closed earlier for biological reasons. Fish and Game fisheries managers plan to transport at… more

Leave Forest Homes

Mon, 06/25/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Idahoans who provide their own homes with the comfort of wood heat might think of their neighbors while cutting a winter wood supply. With the soaring costs of propane, natural gas and electricity, thousands of Idahoans are out and about collecting wood for heating. Saving money is one of the biggest reasons for… more

Ask Fish and Game

Mon, 06/25/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Q. Can I fish the Oregon side of Brownlee, or put in my boat on the Oregon side, if I only have Idaho fishing and boat licenses? A. You can put in your boat anywhere, regardless of what state's license is on it, the trailer, or your vehicle. With your Idaho fishing license you can fish from the shore on the Idaho side… more

IDFG Breakfast Meeting Cancelled

Mon, 06/25/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game reminds hunters and anglers that the July 3, Breakfast meeting has been cancelled. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 4, beginning at 6:30 a.m. at the Helm restaurant in Lewiston. "We'll buy the coffee, and we hope local hunters and anglers bring their… more

Panther Creek Opened to Chinook Fishing

Thu, 06/21/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Meeting by conference call June 21, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved a season on hatchery chinook salmon for Panther Creek in the Salmon Region. The season will open June 22. It will run through Aug. 5 unless it is closed earlier for biological reasons. Fish and Game fisheries managers plan to transport at… more

Some Family Traditions Aren't Meant For Passing On!

Tue, 06/19/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

DUBOIS - Recently, Idaho celebrated Free Fishing Day, a time set aside to help introduce new anglers to the fun of fishing. While most Idahoans do an excellent job of passing on values and traditions that honor the piscatorial pastime, Clark County Magistrate William Hollerich had the opportunity to hopefully nip some… more

Sale Date of Leftover Permits Changed

Mon, 06/18/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Meeting by telephone conference call June 11, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission voted to change the sale date for permits not issued during the drawing for deer, elk and antelope controlled hunts. The new date will be Monday, July 16. Permits will go on sale at 10:00 a.m. Mountain time and 9:00 a.m. Pacific time… more

Fish Salvage for Little Camas

Mon, 06/18/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Effective Friday, June 15, 2001, a public fish salvage has been declared for Little Camas Reservoir in Elmore County. Little Camas lies just north of Highway 20, between Fairfield and Mountain Home. The reservoir will be dry, or nearly dry, by mid summer; drought conditions and lack of runoff have caused this water… more

Members Sought for Grizzly Delisting Team

Mon, 06/18/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has developed a Draft Conservation Strategy and begun the process that could lead to removing the grizzly bear from the Endangered Species list in the Yellowstone Ecosystem. In addition to a final Conservation Strategy, state management plans from Idaho, Wyoming and Montana must be in… more

Foundation Buys Research Facility

Mon, 06/18/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has been able to keep a research crew in Bayview thanks to the efforts of the Idaho Fish and Wildlife Foundation (IFWF). The Foundation recently purchased the research center on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille and will rent the building to Fish and Game. Fish and Game has… more