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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

Ask Fish and Game

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

Q. When do I apply for controlled hunts? A. For moose, mountain goats or bighorn sheep, the application period is April 1-30. For deer, elk, antelope or black bear, it is May 1-31. You can apply at a Fish and Game office, any license vendor, over the Fish and Game web site, or by calling 1-800-554-8685. If you use… more

Trophy Big Game Animals Measured

Fri, 02/23/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Hunters with trophy big game animals they want measured and scored on the Boone and Crockett or Pope and Young system are invited to bring their trophies to the Idaho Fish and Game Office at 1345 Barton Road, Pocatello on March 7. Scoring will take place on March 8, and all trophies must be picked up by March 9. All… more

IDFG Breakfast Forum at Helm Restaurant

Thu, 02/22/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Outdoor enthusiasts are invited to the monthly Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) breakfast at the Helm Restaurant in LEWISTON, Tuesday March 6, at 6:30 a.m. The breakfast agenda will include reports on recommendations for the upcoming big game seasons, progress of elk/predator research study, salmon and steelhead… more


Wed, 02/21/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Biting cold and driving snow sends most of us indoors to warmth and comfort. Outside, wildlife braves the elements, trying to survive yet another winter. That as many animals survive may seem nothing short of a miracle. But the wildlife that call the Salmon region home have a host of adaptations that help them make it… more

IDFG Bobcat Pelt Tagging Deadline - March 10th

Tue, 02/20/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) reminds hunters and trappers of the March 10th deadline for mandatory tagging of bobcat pelts. Sportsmen can take their pelts to any IDFG regional office, the McCall office or an official check-point to obtain the appropriate tags and complete a harvest report. A check-… more

Get Ready for Bluebirds

Tue, 02/20/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Even though snow still covers the ground and temperatures remain chilly, now is the time to get ready for the return of our state bird, the Mountain Bluebird. These lovely members of the thrush family arrive in the Salmon region usually by the end of February or early in March. Males usually arrive before the females to… more

Pend Oreille Lake Levels Affect Kokanee

Mon, 02/19/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

by Melo Maiolie, Panhandle Region Fisheries Biologist Editor's note: the following is adapted from an article for a north Idaho sportsmans newsletter. It explains some of the important points in the continuing saga of one of the most popular large lake fisheries in Idaho. Most anglers in the region are familiar… more

Is Fish and Game Listening?

Mon, 02/19/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

As Fish and Game conducts public meetings and surveys around the state to obtain comment before big game hunting rules are set next month, some will wonder if the department is listening. A common complaint from people who suggest one certain course of action and then see the department take some other direction is… more

Idahoans Give a Hand

Mon, 02/19/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Idahoans support their fish and wildlife with more than just license fees. More than 4,600 of them contributed hours, equipment and materials in 2000. Many of the important Fish and Game goals require far more hands than the department has or can even hire. Idahoans understand that and thousands are willing to lend… more

Ask Fish and Game

Mon, 02/19/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Q. I won't turn 12 until this summer but would like to apply in a controlled hunt drawing this spring. Is this possible? A. Yes, it is. You have to have a hunting license to apply in a controlled hunt, and you have to be 12 to buy one. However, you can buy one at age 11 to apply in a controlled hunt, as long as you… more

Winter Recreationists - Use Caution on Craig Mountain

Wed, 02/14/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is conducting a fire-related salvage logging operation on the Craig Mountain Wildlife Management beginning Monday, February 19, and is urging winter recreationists to use caution when traveling on area roads. The following roads within the Deer Creek drainage will be plowed to… more

Registration Set For Hunter Education Classes

Tue, 02/13/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Registration for spring and summer rifle and bowhunter education classes in the Magic Valley Region will be held the last week of February and the first week of March. Idaho requires everyone born on or after January 1, 1975, to satisfactorily complete a state-approved rifle hunter education course before they can buy… more

Big Game Comment Meetings Set

Mon, 02/12/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Meeting times and places have been set throughout most of Idaho to comment on proposals for the 2001 deer, elk, antelope, black bear, and mountain lion hunts. The meetings will focus on proposals for the region where they are held, but comment may be offered regarding any proposal. Most meetings are in open house format… more

Cascade Pikeminnow Will Be Trapped

Mon, 02/12/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Fish and Game plans a new approach to restoring Lake Cascade fisheries to their former glory. Cascade Reservoir offers anglers a variety of game fish including large trout, coho salmon and tiger muskie but its main claim to fame is yellow perch. About 528,000 perch were caught there in 1986 when Cascade was attracting… more

Ask Fish and Game

Mon, 02/12/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Q. I heard the Fish and Game web site is going to change. When? Why? Will the address be the same? A. We're hoping to have a newly-designed web site up and running in the next few weeks. It is designed to make information easier to find. The address will remain but the links within it… more

Tours Available Of Lewiston Wildlife Habitat Area

Mon, 02/12/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

With bird songs and butterflies soon to be fluttering in the spring air, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game is offering teachers, youth leaders and interested individuals guided tours of the Lewiston Wildlife Habitat Area located near the IDFG Clearwater Region Office at 1540 Warner Ave. A paved trail winds… more