Skip to main content
idfg-badge

Idaho Fish and Game

Salvage Fish From Fish Creek Reservoir!

Wed, 07/19/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

In a recent decision, the IDAHO FISH AND GAME Commission has removed the limit restrictions on all fish in Fish Creek Reservoir in Blaine County. Effective immediately, there is no limit on the number of fish anglers may take from Fish Creek Reservoir proper, Fish Creek below the reservoir dam, and Lava Lake. The Fish… more

Spaces Still Open for Hunter Ed Classes

Wed, 07/19/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Several upcoming rifle hunter education classes in the Magic Valley Region still have spaces available for those who missed the registration week. Anyone born on or after January 1, 1975 must complete the state-approved hunter education course before buying a license to hunt in Idaho. If you plan to hunt this year, this… more

Blackstone Reservoir Goes Dry

Mon, 07/17/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

If you've been planning a fishing trip to extreme southwestern Idaho, scratch Blackstone Reservoir off your list. The reservoir is bone dry. The state's newest "trophy" fishery located near Grasmere began draining several weeks ago when a water release valve failed. The 40+ acre reservoir drained quickly in the days… more

Wolf Plan Comment Sought

Mon, 07/17/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The draft plan for managing wolves in Idaho once they come off the federal list of endangered species is up for public review until September 1. The plan, which was written by a committee established by the Idaho legislature, can be found on the Fish and Game web site at www.state.id.us/fishgame in the "What's New"… more

Idaho Fish Art Winner Named

Mon, 07/17/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Arimo junior high school student Crystal Clark was the Idaho winner in the second annual Wildlife Forever State Fish Art Contest. All the state winners for the Wildlife Forever State Fish Art Contest were recognized at the State-Fish Art Expo at the Mall of America in Minneapolis, Minnesota from June 2-4. A massive… more

Commissioners Honor Instructor

Mon, 07/17/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Charles Cox of Shelley was honored recently by the Fish and Game Commission for his contributions to hunter education. Commissioners gave their award for "Continuing Our Heritage" during their meeting at Stanley July 13. Cox started teaching hunter education in 1979. In his long career as a volunteer instructor, he… more

Hunt Drawing Results Available

Fri, 07/07/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Hunters who have been successful in drawings for deer, elk, antelope, fall black bear, and wild turkey controlled hunts will be notified by postcard by July 10. Unsuccessful applicants will not get a card in the mail. Results can also be learned by calling 1-900-896-3729, at a charge of 75 cents per minute; or looked… more

Input Sought on Outfitting for Turkeys

Fri, 07/07/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Idaho's wild turkey population and hunting opportunity has increased dramatically over the past decade. Tag sales increased from 1,333 to 16,781 between 1989 and 1999. Similarly, the harvest increased from 228 to 5,458 turkeys during the same time. With this increase in popularity, some hunters have asked, "why not allow… more

Tiger Muskie Angler Name Corrected

Fri, 07/07/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The correct spelling of the name of the angler who holds the current state record for tiger muskie is Dave Tacheny. The last name was misspelled in a news release on the record in last week's news package.

Ask Fish and Game

Fri, 07/07/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Q. It's too hot in the valley and I'm ready to head to the high country for some fishing. Fish and Game used to publish a guidebook to high mountain lakes, but now you don't. Why not? A. A number of years ago, the department did publish such a book which was extremely popular with many anglers but irked a lot of… more

South Fork Salmon Season is Closed

Fri, 07/07/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Anglers are reminded that the fishing season for hatchery chinook salmon on the South Fork of the Salmon River closed July 5. Salmon cannot be targeted by anglers fishing on the South Fork of the Salmon River, even if the fish are to be released. Fish and Game director Rod Sando signed the South Fork closure notice… more

Unfilled Controlled Hunt Permits On Sale July 15

Thu, 07/06/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Leftover tags for deer, elk, and turkey that did not fill during the regular controlled hunt permit drawing in June will be sold over the counter at the Magic Valley Region Fish and Game Office and regional vendor outlets on Saturday, July 15. All leftover tags are sold on a "first come, first served" basis. For our… more

Hailey Bowhunter Education Class Dates Set; Register Now!

Thu, 07/06/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

A bowhunter education class for all first-time archers will be held in Hailey from July 17 through July 20; each class session is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The class will be held in the basement of the new Blaine County Courthouse. This will be the last opportunity to attend a bowhunter education course in Blaine County… more

Leftover Permits on Sale July 15

Thu, 07/06/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Permits which did not sell in the recent controlled hunt drawings will go on sale at Fish and Game license vendors July 15. Sales will begin at 10 a.m. Mountain Time and 9 a.m. Pacific Time. A total of 2,220 permits are available for deer hunts, mostly in hunts for antlerless deer or in youth hunts. The youth hunts… more

South Fork Salmon Season Closes Tonight

Wed, 07/05/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The season for hatchery chinook salmon on the South Fork of the Salmon River will close at 9:00 p.m. tonight, July 5. Fish and Game director Rod Sando signed the South Fork closure notice today after fisheries staff advised him that the quota for incidental catch of listed chinook salmon had been reached. Seasons on… more

Tiger Muskie Record Broken Twice in 72 Hours

Fri, 06/30/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Idaho's 1999 record for tiger muskie was snapped twice in late June. The old record of 34 pounds, eight ounces-set last year by Justin Olson-was broken by a 35-pound fish caught on the last weekend of June. Before the paperwork was submitted for that record, angler Dave Tacherv brought a 37-pound, 13 ounce tiger… more

Hunter Education Instructor Honored

Fri, 06/30/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Nick Hogamier of Wallace has certified 1,036 hunters in his 20 years as an Idaho Hunter Education instructor, a volunteer career that earned him the Instructor of the Year award. Governor Dirk Kempthorne was on hand in Coeur d'Alene to honor Hogamier for his service. Hogamier was given a lifetime hunting and fishing… more

Apply for Crane Hunts by July 15

Fri, 06/30/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The application period for sandhill crane controlled hunts ends July 15. Hunters can apply at any license vendor or by mail using the application form printed in the information brochure. Application can also be made over the phone by calling 1-800-824-3729 or on the Fish and Game Website under "What's New." The… more