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Ask Fish and Game

Mon, 03/26/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Q. When will the big game rules book be available? A. Look for it around the third or last week of April. Because the Fish and Game Commission met later in March than usual to set the rules, the book will be printed later.

No Spring Chinook Season for Upper Salmon River

Mon, 03/26/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

With the expectation of excellent chinook returns to Idaho this spring, anglers may be wondering why the upper Salmon River will have no season on the big fish. When considering this question it is important to remember that the season will be on returning hatchery fish as opposed to wild chinook. Because the majority… more

April IDFG Breakfast Forums Scheduled

Mon, 03/26/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game encourages wildlife enthusiasts to attend any of a number of April breakfast meetings designed to stimulate informal discussions about wildlife issues in the Clearwater Region. Fish and Game employees will report on the upcoming turkey season, progress of elk calf survival… more

Big Game Seasons Set

Tue, 03/20/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission made substantial changes to big game hunting rules and seasons for the 2001 hunts when it met in Boise March 14-16. The Commission decided to cap rifle hunting for bull elk in Unit 39 at 3,300 B tags to be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Unit 39 includes most of the Boise… more

Annual Fur Auction Scheduled

Tue, 03/20/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game will be holding its annual fur auction at the Salmon Regional Office on Saturday, April 7, 2001. All items being offered for sale were either seized as evidence or salvaged. Interested parties may view the auction items beginning at 8:00am. The auction will begin promptly at 10am… more

Turkey Hunting Clinic Scheduled in Lewiston

Mon, 03/19/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

With wild turkey season opening April 15th, hunters are encouraged to refresh their skills at a turkey hunting clinic scheduled for 7 p.m., Thursday, March 29 at Tri-State Outfitters, 120 Thain Road in Lewiston. Harry Williamson, a Primos Pro Staffer and National Wild Turkey Federation Still Turkey Shoot Champion,… more

Salmon Season Proposed

Mon, 03/19/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

At their March 16 meeting in Boise, Fish and Game Commissioners heard a proposal for a season on hatchery spring chinook salmon. Anadromous Fisheries Manager Sharon Kiefer made the presentation to the commission, which is expected to approve the proposal at its April 5-6 meeting if the numbers of salmon in the run… more

Win Big Buck$, Apply for Controlled Hunts Early

Mon, 03/19/2001 - 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

Commission to Meet in Coeur d'Alene

Mon, 03/19/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will hold its regular quarterly meeting April 5 at the Coeur d'Alene Resort in Coeur d'Alene. The meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m. A public hearing will be held at the same location at 7:00 p.m. April 4. Any Fish and Game topic may be addressed at the public hearing, not just items on… more

Spring Pheasant Planting Begins

Mon, 03/19/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Fish and Game personnel are busy planting ringnecks while private trappers remove predators in selected areas across southern Idaho. On March 15 and 16, 450 game farm hens and 100 roosters were released at C.J. Strike Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and on private property in Minidoka and Cassia Counties. Releases… more

Ask Fish and Game

Mon, 03/19/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Q. When does the Fish and Game Commission meet? A. By law, it must hold an annual meeting in January and quarterly meetings in April, July and October. Other meetings are called "special meetings" and it usually takes at least four of these formal meetings to complete the necessary business. Several other special… more

Snowmobile Season Extended on Craig Mountain

Fri, 03/16/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

With recent snow and cool temperatures delaying the return of big game to higher elevations, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game is extending the snowmobile season on the Craig Mountain Wildlife Management Area until April 2nd, two weeks past the posted closure of March 15th. Gates will be closed on April 2nd to… more

Lewiston Man Pleads Guilty To Wasting Deer

Tue, 03/13/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Just 48 hours prior to jury selection for his trial, a Lewiston man plead guilty to wasteful destruction of wildlife in Nez Perce County last week. Last November, Timothy Techick, 28, was charged for wasting a mule deer buck by Idaho Conservation Officers Dave Cadwallader and Mark Hill. The officers investigated a tip… more

Redd Counts: Good News, Bad News for Wild Salmon

Mon, 03/12/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Last summer's counts of wild salmon nests were better than the desperately low numbers seen in recent years, but Fish and Game biologists worry that this does not indicate a steady upward trend. With the spring and summer chinook run to the Snake River Basin in 2000 behind them and a forecast for a much larger run on… more

Dialogue for Kids is WILD About Bears!

Mon, 03/12/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

So how big are baby black bears when they're born? Well, they are only about six inches long and weigh just half a pound, about the size of a can of soda. Fourth grader Nick Hughes may be surprised to learn that if he gets a chance to ask his question on Idaho Public Television's (IdahoPTV) Dialogue for Kids this… more

Elk Calf Survival Research Proceeds with Traditional Harvest

Mon, 03/12/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Elk Calf Survival Research Proceeds with Traditional Harvest Healthy elk populations are found throughout most of Idaho, however the elk in the Clearwater Basin have dramatically declined over the past decade. Because of this decline, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission reduced the number of bull elk rifle tags… more

Temporary Licenses Issued During Glitch

Mon, 03/12/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Fishing and hunting licenses were issued the old low-tech way with pen on paper when the licensing computer system went dark all over Idaho Saturday evening. At least license buyers could have a valid temporary license. Lottery ticket buyers were out of luck. Holders of temporary licenses should receive a regular… more

New Internet Site Ready

Mon, 03/12/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The Fish and Game Internet web site has a new look and new features. The address is http://www2.state.id.us/fishgame. New graphics and updates will be immediately obvious to regular users. One new feature lets users sign up to receive weekly email notices of the latest news from Fish and Game. All the most-used… more