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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

Ask Fish and Game

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

Q. Are there any hunting seasons open? A. The season for snowshoe hares is open through March 31. The daily bag limit is eight. Some furbearers may be hunted, and some of those seasons are still open. Check the Upland Game brochure for details.

Moose Goes on Snowmobile Ride Near Preston!

Fri, 03/09/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

"It bedded down in the yard and was like having an old friend" Mrs. Cole of Cub River said about the moose calf that took up residence in her yard. "It was a very small late calf, only six or seven months old. I am surprised it made it though the winter." The moose calf was separated from its mother when mom jumped… more

Murtaugh Elementary School Honored

Fri, 03/09/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game recently recognized Murtaugh Elementary School and its teachers for being 100% WILD, meaning the entire staff is Project WILD certified. Project WILD is a conservation and environmental education program emphasizing wildlife. Teachers use specially developed activities to… more

Two Poached Deer Found Near Peck

Thu, 03/08/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) is requesting help in solving a recent poaching of two doe whitetail deer on Central Ridge Road, approximately 3 miles south of Peck, Idaho. IDFG believes this incident happened sometime around 10:00 p.m., Saturday, March 3, 2001. Both deer were shot multiple times and… more

Nonresident Hunter Defrauds State

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

A nonresident hunter, who has masqueraded as an Idaho resident for at least the past nine years, was finally caught this fall near North Fork. In October 2000 Officer Tony Latham checked three elk hunters at the Deadwater boat ramp. The three had one elk in possession that was legally tagged by one of the hunters, an… more

Chinook Run Biggest in Years

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

Salmon anglers should be checking their big gear. The biggest run of hatchery chinook in years is on its way and fishing will start early. Fish and Game fish managers are preparing a spring chinook fishery proposal to present for public review at the upcoming March Commission meeting. Assuming runsize predictions hold… more

Predator Seminar March 14

Mon, 03/05/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Idahoans concerned about predator-prey relationships in wildlife management will have a chance to hear a world-renowned expert March 14 in Boise. The University of Idaho, U.S. Geological Survey, and the Department of Fish and Game are sponsoring a seminar set to begin at 3 p.m. March 14 at the Nature Center at 600… more

Moose, Goat, Bighorn Sheep Booklet Available

Mon, 03/05/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Idaho's 2001-2002 moose, mountain goat and bighorn sheep proclamation booklet is available now at Fish and Game offices and license vendors. The contents of the booklet can also be found at http://www.state.id.us/fishgame/ for Internet users. Hunters will see that mountain goat and bighorn permit numbers have been… more

Ask Fish and Game

Mon, 03/05/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Q. When will I know if I drew on spring black bear or turkey? A. You should get a postcard by March 10 if you drew. Results may be on the website earlier (no promises) so keep checking under Hunting at http://www2.state.id.us/fishgame You can buy the permits and tags at any vendor.

Fish and Game to Hold GPS Class

Wed, 02/28/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Getting lost is a real concern for outdoorsmen in the Salmon Region. Big country can get much bigger in a hurry especially when you lose your bearings. The new GPS technology seems to be the answer, but sometimes using this technology can seem just as daunting as being lost. To help you learn to use a GPS system,… more

Deer and Elk Surveys Underway

Wed, 02/28/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game, in cooperation with Potlatch Corporation and the Army Corps of Engineers, will be conducting aerial surveys of deer and elk populations in the Clearwater region in units 10A, portions of units 8A and 10. The flights will be conducted from late February through March. The… more

Bighorn Tag Brings $80,000

Tue, 02/27/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The Idaho bighorn auction permit brought $80,000 at the recent Foundation for North American Wild Sheep (FNAWS) annual convention in Reno. Last year's tag went for $46,000. The permit was auctioned Friday evening, February 17. The high bidder was Ron Skoronski of Madison, Wisconsin. Skoronski is a former football… more

Bringing Back the Bighorns: The Hells Canyon Initiative

Tue, 02/27/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The area is vast, rugged and spectacular; an imposing, primitive landscape, twice the size of Yellowstone National Park. Eight hundred bighorns are estimated to live here, scattered in 15 different herds, but that is probably just a fraction of the numbers that once inhabited Hells Canyon. "The thing that's really… more

Fisheries Plan in Place in Case of Drought

Tue, 02/27/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Idaho Department of Fish and Game Department fisheries managers expect that the low snow pack will result in most irrigation reservoirs being emptied or going to minimum pool in the coming water year. The department noted that the potential energy and water crisis can result in loss of outstanding fisheries that have… more

Clearwater Region Media Contact/Educator Changes

Tue, 02/27/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Mike Demick has replaced the retiring Rod Parker as conservation educator at the Clearwater Region office in Lewiston. Demick grew up in the Idaho Falls area where his father was a veterinarian who often worked with Fish and Game officers and biologists. Demick decided at an early age that, when he grew up, he wanted… more

Commission to Meet March 15-16

Tue, 02/27/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet March 15 and 16 at Fish and Game headquarters, 600 South Walnut in Boise. The meeting will start at 8:00 a.m. each day. A public hearing will be held at 7:00 p.m. March 14 at the same location. The commission will set seasons for 2001 for deer, elk, black bear, antelope… more