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Volunteer Effort Receives Boost

Mon, 07/01/2002 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Volunteers have been beavering away for several years to improve steelhead and salmon habitat on the Little Salmon River but the work will go a lot faster now that federal fisheries funds have been granted to the project. The volunteer effort, led by Volunteer Service Coordinator Mary Dudley, has involved dozens of… more

Ask Fish and Game

Mon, 07/01/2002 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Q. How do I find out what controlled hunt leftover permits are available? A. License vendors can print out a list for you. Or, you can go to the Fish and Game web site at http://www2.state.id.us/fishgame/hunt/ch/leftover.htm for a list. Leftover controlled hunt permits go on sale at 10 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time, 9 a… more

Women Learn Skills At Outdoor Clinic

Mon, 06/24/2002 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

DEARY - Forty seven women from the Lewiston-Moscow area attended the recent Women's Outdoor Clinic held at the Troy-Deary Gun Club on June 21-23. Ranging in age from 14 to 66 and coming from professional positions as diverse as homemaker, teacher and video-photographer, all the women shared a common interest - to learn… more

July Fish & Game Breakfast Meeting Cancelled

Mon, 06/24/2002 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

LEWISTON - The Idaho Department of Fish and Game reminds hunters and anglers that the July 2 breakfast meeting has been cancelled. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 3, 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… more

Zebra Warning Issued

Mon, 06/24/2002 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The zebra mussel, a small freshwater mollusk native to the Caspian and Black seas, has infested rivers in the eastern United States and now threatens to ride the Lewis and Clark Trail into western streams. Federal agencies are urging all boaters to examine their craft for the prolific pests and report sitings… more

Trees Provide Home Comfort

Mon, 06/24/2002 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

A wood fire goes a long way to making a house a cozy home, but woodcutters might also think of their neighbors while cutting a winter wood supply. Many firewood collectors do not recognize the value of the partially or completely dead standing trees they see in the forest. These woodland features, called snags,… more

Fish and Game Wins Wildlife Film Festival Award

Mon, 06/24/2002 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Three Fish and Game wildlife videos produced for school children garnered a Merit Award for Educational Value from the 25th Annual International Wildlife Film Festival. "Awards are given by the International Wildlife Film Festival to those selected productions that strive for excellence in the areas of biological… more

Another Dry Year for Fisheries

Mon, 06/24/2002 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

A dry spring across southern Idaho may be signaling another tough year for fisheries. A detailed article on the impacts of drought on fish can be found in the current issue of Fish and Game's web magazine at www2.state.id.us/fishgame in Incredible Idaho. The following is an abbreviated version of Vicky Osborn's… more

Lion Plan Outlined

Mon, 06/24/2002 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Open houses on the draft mountain lion management plan are set for the regional office in Nampa and the office in McCall on Tuesday, June 25 from 4 - 7 PM. Copies of the draft plan will be available at the open house or may be obtained prior to the open houses at the front desk in the region or at Headquarters.… more

Ask Fish and Game

Mon, 06/24/2002 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Q. I heard something about placing a rock or stick in the mouth of a bear as soon as it's shot so Fish and Game people can remove a tooth more easily. Is this required? A. Nope, not required. However, this practice would save some time and sweat when it comes time to check your bear in with the department. A… more

Hunters Can Look Up Hunt Draw, Tags Available

Mon, 06/24/2002 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Hunters who applied for deer, elk, antelope, bear and turkey controlled hunts for this fall can check on their luck of the draw online now. To go directly to the lookup page on the Idaho Fish and Game web site, use http://www2.state.id.us/fishgame/hunt/ch/results/bgt.cfm as the address. The page can also be found from… more

Leftover Permits on Sale July 15

Mon, 06/24/2002 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Permits not issued during the drawing for deer, elk and antelope controlled hunts will go on sale statewide July 15. Permits will go on sale at 10:00 a.m. Mountain time and 9:00 a.m. Pacific time. Leftover permits will be available at Fish and Game offices and license vendors statewide. A list of available permits… more

Fewer Duck Days Likely

Mon, 06/24/2002 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Idaho duck hunters may be asked soon to state their opinions about how to make the best of a shortened duck season. No specific Fish and Game proposals have been outlined yet. Federal guidelines for duck seasons have not yet been issued and not all the figures are collected on this year's duck populations. Counts… more

Ask Fish and Game

Mon, 06/24/2002 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Q. Are you sure you posted all the controlled hunt results on the Internet? When I pulled up my own results, I only found one hunt listed. A. What you see is what you get. All results have been posted on the Fish and Game web site. If you enter your license number in the appropriate form, you will see any and all… more

Firewood Sale To Benefit Wildlife

Mon, 06/17/2002 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

LEWISTON - The Idaho Department of Fish and Game will offer a firewood sale in the Benton Meadows area of the Craig Mountain Wildlife Management Area to encourage the re-establishment of a variety of important habitat types. The goal is to assist in the restoration of the ponderosa pine and douglas fir cover types… more

Elk Calves To Be Captured As Part Of Research Study

Mon, 06/17/2002 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

LEWISTON - As part of a long-term investigation, Idaho Department of Fish and Game biologists plan to capture and radio-collar about 30 elk calves along the South Fork of the Clearwater River in Big Game Management Unit 15 during June. Calves less than about four days old will be spotted from a helicopter, then… more

Fish & Game To Host Open House for Mountain Lion Management

Mon, 06/17/2002 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The Magic Valley Region of Idaho Fish and Game will host an open house for public comments and input regarding the future of mountain lion management in the state. This open house will be on Tuesday, June 25 at the regional office, 868 East Main, Jerome, from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Last January, three public meetings… more

Lower Salmon River Closes Sunday to Chinook Fishing

Wed, 06/12/2002 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Contact: Sharon Kiefer, 334-3791 Fishing for chinook salmon on the Lower Salmon River closes Sunday, June 16 one hour after sunset. The season there opened April 25 and will end as scheduled in the salmon fishing rules pamphlet. The boundaries for the Lower Salmon River spring chinook fishery extends from the… more