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Bowhunter Education Course Offered In Grangeville

Fri, 04/26/2002 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

GRANGEVILLE - - Although hunting seasons remain several months away, spring bow hunter education classes are now forming. Because of high interest and limited space, prospective students are encouraged to register for classes soon so they can complete the course in time to buy a license to hunt this fall. A… more

April 30 Deadline for Trophy Species

Mon, 04/22/2002 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Hunters planning to apply for controlled hunt drawings for moose, bighorn sheep or mountain goats have about one more week. The last day to apply is April 30. There are 1003 antlered moose permits and 147 antlerless permits available. Sheep hunters will have a chance at 64 permits for Rocky Mountain bighorns and 13… more

Win Big Buck$, Apply for Controlled Hunts Early

Mon, 04/22/2002 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Hunters who apply early for this fall's controlled hunts for deer, elk, black bear and antelope can get big bucks in two ways: draw a tag and hunt one in the field, or be the lucky winner of a drawing worth $600 or $400. The applications are accepted during the whole month of May, but only those received by May 10… more

Flagrant Violation Costs Privileges for 10 Years

Mon, 04/22/2002 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

A recent Washington County court sentencing demonstrated the consequences of running afoul of Idaho's statute on "flagrant violation" of wildlife laws. One of the acts that can invoke the flagrant violation law is obtaining a hunting license while under license suspension stemming from a previous poaching case. In… more

Commission to meet in Moscow

Mon, 04/22/2002 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet at The University Inn, 1615 Pullman Road, in Moscow, April 24, 25 and 26. The meeting will begin with a strategic planning session April 24 from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. and continue with an open house from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The business meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m. on April 25… more

Ask Fish and Game

Mon, 04/22/2002 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Q. If I harvest two turkeys in the spring can I harvest a turkey in the fall? A. Yes, but it will have to be in a controlled hunt. A person is allowed to purchase three turkey tags a year. They are the spring general season tag or a spring controlled hunt tag, a late spring/fall tag, and a fall controlled hunt tag… more

Idfg Seeks Comment On Plan For Chester Wetlands Segment Of Sand Creek WMA

Thu, 04/18/2002 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

IDAHO FALLS - It took years for the dream to become a reality, but finally the Chester Wetlands segment of Sand Creek Management Area has been set aside for the benefit of sportsmen and wildlife alike. While acquisition was a long and arduous task, it was only the first step of the journey; the next step is the… more

Reservoir Fishing Forecast

Wed, 04/17/2002 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Fishing opportunities in some Magic Valley Region reservoirs may not be the best this year, due to two years of poor snow pack and runoff. Those reservoirs where limits were removed or salvage operations permitted in 2001 do not show a lot of promise for immediate recovery after this winter's meager offerings. In… more

Turkey Poachers Find Out Cost Per Pound Is Rather High For Transplanted Birds

Wed, 04/17/2002 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

IDAHO FALLS - IDGF staff and volunteers have worked hard over the last two years to jump start a wild turkey population in the Upper Snake Region. A total of 507 birds have been moved into the area, brought in from other parts of the state. In two separate incidents earlier this spring, the number of birds was reduced… more

Use Decoys Safely This Turkey Season

Mon, 04/15/2002 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

LEWISTON - - Though using one or more turkey decoys can significantly increase a hunter's chance in harvesting a gobbler this spring, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game warns that decoys can also increase the chances of a mistaken identity shooting incident when used or transported improperly. Inexperienced or… more

Got Fishing Fever ? Give Trout A Try

Mon, 04/15/2002 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

LEWISTON - - With steelhead season drawing to a close and salmon season right around the corner, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game reminds trout anglers that area lakes and reservoirs can also provide plenty of great fishing action. "We've been busy stocking area lakes and reservoirs with rainbow trout," says… more

Idfg To Host Beginning Salmon Angling Clinic

Mon, 04/15/2002 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

OROFINO - - With salmon fishing growing in popularity across the state, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game has teamed up with several experienced salmon anglers to offer a salmon angling clinic to be held on the North Fork Clearwater River near Orofino on June 8th. The clinic is designed to introduce beginning… more

Dishonest Nonresident License Buyers Beware

Mon, 04/15/2002 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

MOSCOW - - With a new computer software cross-checking system shared between the Idaho Transportation Department and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, fishing and hunting license purchasers who are dishonest in their residency claims may quickly pay the price. All fishing and hunting licenses purchased within… more

Yellowstone Cutthroat to be Counted

Mon, 04/15/2002 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

By Harry Morse, Southeast Region Last year 4,747 native Yellowstone cutthroat trout were counted at the fish trap on the Upper Blackfoot River east of Soda Springs. Fish and Game biologists installed the mobile trap again this year and are ready to start counting fish. "We install this trap to get an accurate count… more

Ask Fish and Game

Mon, 04/15/2002 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Q. Can I exchange my hunting license and pay extra for a Sportsman's Pack? A. Nope. This kind of an exchange amounts to a license upgrade, which is now prohibited by Commission policy.

Chinook Fishing Opens April 20

Thu, 04/11/2002 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Salmon anglers can fish for hatchery chinook in Idaho beginning April 20. Meeting by telephone conference call Wednesday, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved department proposals for 2002 chinook fishing. The Commission approved the department proposals unanimously with Commissioners John Burns and Dr. Fred… more

Poachers Sentenced in Big Lost River Valley Poaching Case

Wed, 04/10/2002 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The discovery of the headless carcass of a large bull elk in a gravel pit near Moore, Idaho last October has led to the conviction of six individuals on charges of violating a number of wildlife laws. Besides the illegal killing of the elk by spotlighting it at night, shooting it in the spine, and finishing it off with… more

Open House Set for New Upland Bird and Furbearer Seasons

Tue, 04/09/2002 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Bird hunters, falconers, and trappers will have the opportunity to review the Department of Fish and Game's recommendations for the 2002 - 03 and 2003 - 04 seasons at an open house in Jerome on Thursday, April 18. This open house will be from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the regional office, 868 East Main. Individuals who… more