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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

Ask Fish and Game

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

Q. I heard Citizens Against Poaching could issue a reward if a citation was issued. Last week you said a conviction was necessary. A. The non-profit Citizens Against Poaching can offer a reward for information that leads to a citation. You can report a wildlife crime at 1-800-632-5999. You can remain anonymous, and… more

Fish Salvage Declared For Little Camas Reservoir

Fri, 06/15/2001 - 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

Proposal Would Give Landowners Controlled Hunt Permits

Fri, 06/15/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Contact: Southwest Region: Jon Rachael, 465-8465. Magic Valley Region: Randy Smith, 324-4350 Meeting by conference call June 11, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission voted to take public input on a proposal which would set aside ten percent of "any buck" controlled hunt permits in four game management units for… more

Sale Date of Leftover Permits Changed

Tue, 06/12/2001 - 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 & Game Research Looks to Improve "Catchable" Trout Catch

Tue, 06/12/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Anglers in south-central and southeast Idaho will have a chance to participate in a new research effort designed to make hatchery trout more catchable. At the same time they may be lucky enough to win a $50 cash prize, being held for each of the 16 study waters. Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) researchers Dan… more

Native Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout Finally Set To Return To Golden Lake After More Than 100 Year Abs

Mon, 06/11/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

IDAHO FALLS - What was unwittingly begun by settlers seeking additional food back before the turn of the century, will finally be reversed as part of a larger plan by Idaho to show that it can take care of its own wildlife without Federal intervention. Not since 1898, have native Yellowstone cutthroat been able to call… more

Boise River Elk Hunters Reminded of Cap

Mon, 06/11/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Hunters who bought the B-tag for the Unit 39 Boise River elk hunting zone last fall will be notified by post card that the number of tags available this year has been capped. About 4,000 elk hunters will see the card in the mail within 10 days. This form of special notification of a rule that has already been made and… more

Crane Hunt Application Period Starts June 15

Mon, 06/11/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Hunters may apply for controlled hunts for sandhill cranes from June 15 through July 15. All hunting for sandhill cranes is by controlled hunt. Idaho will offer 550 permits this year, the same as in the 2000 season. Federal waterfowl authorities have authorized an Idaho harvest of 273 cranes for this year. Because… more

"Catchability" Tested

Mon, 06/11/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Anglers in southcentral and southeast Idaho will have a chance to participate in a first-of-a kind research effort designed to increase the "catchability" of Idaho hatchery trout. At the same time, anglers may be lucky enough to win a $50 cash drawing being held for each of 16 study waters. Fish and Game researchers… more

Wildlife Projects Help Juvenile Offenders Build a New Future

Mon, 06/11/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Juvenile offenders at the State Department of Juvenile Corrections in Nampa are building a fresh startÑa new life for themselves and some new homes for a pair of needy birds. The birds, one saw-whet owl and one American kestrel live at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game's Nature Center in Boise. They are used to… more

Ask Fish and Game

Mon, 06/11/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Q. Where can I report a poacher? Is there a reward? A. You can report a wildlife crime at 1-800-632-5999. You can remain anonymous, and will be eligible for a reward in the event of a conviction based on your information. This service is funded by Citizens Against Poaching, a non-profit corporation. When hunters… more

South Fork Salmon Season Approved

Fri, 06/08/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Contact: Bill Horton, 334-3791 On Thursday, June 7, the National Marine Fisheries authorized a fishing season on hatchery spring chinook salmon on the South Fork of the Salmon River. The permit is the official federal sanction for the season approved by the Fish and Game Commission and announced in a department news… more

Fish Limits Suspended at Two Local Reservoirs

Fri, 06/08/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

By order of the Department of Fish and Game, fish bag, possession and size limits at Indian Creek Reservoir and Black's Creek Reservoir have been suspended effective Monday, June 11. Anglers in possession of a valid fishing license are encouraged to catch as many fish from the two reservoirs as they can eat. Both… more

Rainbow Trout Stocking Report

Thu, 06/07/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Personnel from Fish and Game's Nampa Hatchery will be releasing more than 69,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout at the following locations during June. LOCATION NUMBER OF TROUT Boise River (Boise) 3,000 Boise River (Eagle to Middleton) 2,000 Boise River (lower… more

Riggins Reels 'Em In

Mon, 06/04/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

By Sue Nass "This is my ninth fish right here," Boise angler Michael Kendall said as he held up a big salmon. "Yeah, they're just outstanding this year. There's more fish than anyone knows what to do with!" Even on a weekday, eager anglers crowd the banks of the Salmon River. Some, like Kendall, set their alarms… more

Salmon Season in the South Fork Salmon River

Mon, 06/04/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Meeting by conference call May 30, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved a season on hatchery chinook salmon for the South Fork of the Salmon River. The season will open June 10 if a permit is received from the National Marine Fisheries Service by that date. It will run through Aug. 5 unless it is closed earlier… more