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Fish for Free Saturday

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

Anyone who wants to go fishing Saturday, June 9, can do it for free. No license is required on that day to fish any Idaho water that is open to fishing. Otherwise, all rules and limits apply as usual. Anglers should read the current fishing regulation booklet and become familiar with the rules that apply where they… more

Commission Approves Nursing Home Fishing License

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

Meeting by telephone conference call May 30, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved rules establishing the Idaho Nursing Home Facility Resident Fishing Permit. The rules approved by the commission set up a process for care facilities to take their residents fishing after purchasing a once-a-year permit for $31.50… 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

Ask Fish and Game

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

Q. How many people are fishing for salmon? A. So far this year Fish and Game has sold 33,917 salmon permits. Of those, 15,514 are part of the "Sportsman's Package" multi-permit license. We don't know how many of them are using the salmon permit that comes with the package, but even if none of them were using the… more

Some Southeast Region Waters Open for Salvage

Sun, 06/03/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

All the fish you can eat! Johnson, Chesterfield and Hawkins Reservoirs will be open for salvage beginning June 1, 2001. Open for salvage means there will be no bag, possession and size limits for anglers on these specific reservoirs. Representatives of local canal companies have notified the Idaho Department of… more

Free Fishing Day in Southeast Idaho

Sun, 06/03/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Saturday, June 9 is Free Fishing Day. No fishing license is needed to fish in any open season fishing water. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game invites anglers of all ages to take advantage of this day and go fishing! Regional Fisheries Manager Richard Scully says, "Free fishing day is just that, a day to go… more

Free Fishing Day Is June 9!

Thu, 05/31/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Saturday, June 9 is Free Fishing Day throughout the Gem State, and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game invites all anglers, old and new, resident and nonresident alike, to fish anywhere in the state that day without a fishing license! All other fishing regulations pertaining to bag limits, method of take, and size… more

Salmon Season in the Boise, North Fork Payette Rivers

Wed, 05/30/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Contact: Bill Horton 334-3791 Meeting by conference call May 30, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved seasons on hatchery chinook salmon for the Boise and North Fork of the Payette Rivers. Seasons will open May 31 in both locations, and run through Sept. 3. Rules brochures should be available at most Boise… more

Last Chance For Bowhunter Education

Wed, 05/30/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

If you are a first-time bowhunter, you must take the state approved Bowhunter Education course before participating in any big game hunt identified as an archery hunt. Courses will be conducted in June and July in Twin Falls, Burley, Gooding, Hazelton and Hailey. This will be the only opportunity to get the required… more

Justus is Wildlife Officer of the Year

Tue, 05/29/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Senior conservation officer Charlie Justus, Caldwell, has been selected Idaho's "Wildlife Officer of the Year" by Shikar Safari International. Shikar Safari International is a worldwide organization of hunters that supports a wide range of conservation causes with emphasis on wildlife law enforcement. The organization… more

Commission to Consider More Salmon Seasons

Tue, 05/29/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Contact: Bill Horton 334-3791 The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet by telephone conference call Wednesday, May 30, to consider additional seasons for hatchery chinook salmon. Some seasons could begin as soon as June 1, although the actual dates, limits and river segments to be opened will not be set until the… more

Hunt Applicant Wins $400

Tue, 05/29/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Kent Howell of McCammon won the drawing for $400 awarded at random among early applicants in this year's big game controlled hunt drawing. Hunters who applied early for this fall's controlled hunts for deer, elk, black bear and antelope were eligible for big bucks in two ways: draw a tag and hunt one in the field, or… more

Ask Fish and Game

Tue, 05/29/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Q. When will we know the results of the controlled hunt drawing? A. If you want the results for moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat, you will be notified by mail no later than June 10, only if you drew. You can check on the Fish and Game web site by entering your hunting license number, and find out either way. The… more

June 9 is Free Fishing Day

Tue, 05/29/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Saturday, June 9 is Free Fishing Day, and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game invites veteran and novice anglers of all ages, residents and nonresidents alike, to celebrate the day by fishing anywhere in Idaho without a license. Though fishing license requirements are suspended for this special day, all other rules,… more

Modifications Made To Annual Closure For Trumpeter Swans At Sand Creek WMA

Sun, 05/20/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

St. Anthony - For the eighth year, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game will delay the fishing season opening and restrict human access to two ponds at the Sand Creek Wildlife Management Area to protect two pairs of nesting Trumpeter Swans. The nesting Trumpeters are located on Pond 2 in the main pond complex, and on… more

Go Fishing, Catch Cash

Fri, 05/18/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Some lucky Idaho trout anglers will catch cash this season while enjoying their sport. At the same time, they will help Idaho Fish and Game researchers improve the department hatchery program. Biologists are studying whether some hatcheries produce rainbow trout that are caught more often than others and, if so, why?… more

Moose, Goat, Sheep Draw Results Available

Fri, 05/18/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Results of the annual drawing for moose, mountain goat and bighorn sheep are in the mail to successful applicants and available on the Internet. Hunters who want to find out immediately if they drew their coveted hunt can see individual results at http://www2.state.id.us/fishgame/hunt/ch/results/msg.cfm on the Fish… more