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Fish & Game Seeks Information On Elk Poaching Case

Tue, 09/19/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Hunters who have a permit for bull elk in unit 52A in October and November will unfortunately not have the opportunity to take a 7 x 7 point trophy class bull that was shot and left recently near Kimima. Conservation Officer Lee Garwood reported that on or about September 5 the animal was shot and left in unit 52A, in… more

Youth Hunt Kicks Off Waterfowl Season

Fri, 09/15/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Young waterfowlers will have two days of special hunting this year instead of just one. Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24 are set aside as Special Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days this year in Idaho. Any young hunter, age 12 through 15, can hunt ducks and geese on those two days before the general season… more

Commission to Meet in Salmon in October

Fri, 09/15/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet at 8:00 a.m. October 5 at the Stagecoach Motel in Salmon. There will be a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 4 at the same location. The meeting was previously scheduled for Boise, but changed to Salmon to give Commissioners a chance to view damage caused by this… more

Special Validation for Sage and Sharptail Grouse

Fri, 09/15/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Saturday, September 16 is the opening day for sage grouse season in Idaho and sharptail grouse season will open October 1. For the first time, hunters after these birds need to get their license validated. The validation is free, but the vendor fee _ the amount paid to the vendor for processing the request _ is $1.50… more

Correction on Turkey Story

Fri, 09/15/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Last week's story on new controlled hunts for wild turkeys incorrectly said fall turkey hunting is only by controlled hunt. Actually, a general hunt for turkeys is held October 1-31 in units 73, 74, 75 and 77.

Successful Hunters Asked to Report

Fri, 09/15/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Successful elk and deer hunters are now the only ones who need to send a harvest report to Fish and Game. This is a change from the last two hunting seasons when all deer and elk hunters were required to file harvest reports. Reports are to be filed within 10 days of taking an animal. No report is required of those… more

Duck Talk Set

Fri, 09/15/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Whether you are a duck hunter or just enjoy masterful wildlife wood carving, Wildlife Wednesday at the Nature Center has a program for you. Tom Matus, world champion gunning decoy carver, and Regional Wildlife Educator Dan Papp will share their expertise September 20 at 7 p.m. at the Nature Center at 600 South Walnut… more

Commission Changes Refund Date

Fri, 09/15/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Meeting by telephone conference call September 12, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission voted to set October 1 as the deadline to apply for a refund, rain check for next season, or exchange a big game tag for one in another area. The deadline, previously November 15, was changed because weather conditions have allowed… more

Youth Hunt to Start Duck, Pheasant Seasons

Fri, 09/15/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The popular youth waterfowl hunt has been expanded to two days before the regular duck season begins, and a two-day youth pheasant hunt will be held before that opener. This year's youth waterfowl hunt will be held September 23-24. In previous years, the youth hunts were held on one day only. The regular duck and… more

Ask Fish and Game

Fri, 09/15/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Q. When is duck season? I haven't seen the rules book yet. A. Duck and goose season both open October 7. Limits are the same as last year. The special youth season will be Sept. 23 and 24. A licensed hunter over 18 must accompany each kid, and the oldsters can't hunt, just help and teach. Getting the duck book printed… more

Check Stations Are For All Sportsmen!

Thu, 09/14/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

IDAHO FALLS - Most Idaho sportsmen take great pride in their comprehensive knowledge of hunting & fishing lore, but there is one basic rule that many have either "forgotten" or have simply never been made aware of. According to Idaho Code, . . . "all sportsmen must stop at Fish & Game check stations." The law… more

Fish Limits Reinstated at Mountain Home Reservoir

Mon, 09/11/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

By order of the Department of Fish and Game, fish bag, possession and size limits, together with normal fishing rules at Mt. Home Reservoir have been reinstated effective at midnight, Friday, September 15. That means normal bag and possession limits apply, as does standard method of take, i.e. fishing with hook and line… more

Brochure Tells Big Game Season Changes

Mon, 09/11/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Changes in some big game hunting seasons, caused by a summer of wildfires, are explained in a new Fish and Game brochure available now. The brochure is a supplement to big game hunting rules and has the same authority. The special rules are in effect from September 5 through December 31, 2000. Hunters can find the… more

Van Vooren Selected for Deputy Director

Mon, 09/11/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Southwest Regional Supervisor Al Van Vooren has been selected as Deputy Director of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. He will fill the position left by retired Assistant Director Jerry Mallet. The selection was announced by Director Rod Sando at a September 5 staff meeting. Van Vooren, regional supervisor… more

Southwest Chukar Count Up

Mon, 09/11/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Chukar hunters can expect another excellent season in southwest Idaho. Chukar, gray partridge and quail seasons begin September 16. Aerial surveys around Brownlee and Lucky Peak Reservoirs showed a 23 percent increase over the 10-year average and 11 percent more than last year at Brownlee, 24 percent over the average… more

Fall Controlled Turkey Hunts Start

Mon, 09/11/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Fall controlled hunts for wild turkey will begin in the Southwest and Clearwater Regions September 15. The season starts October 20 in the Panhandle Region. Fall turkey hunting began in a limited way in 1998 and 1999. Additional hunting was approved for this fall by the Fish and Game Commission because Idaho's wild… more

Correction

Mon, 09/11/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

In a press release relating extensions to big game seasons, which was sent out from Fish and Game headquarters September 5 and 6, the Selway and Middle Fork "B" tag elk hunts were both identified as antlered-only hunts. That was incorrect. The Selway hunt is open to taking of antlered elk only (bulls) and the Middle Fork… more

Ask Fish and Game

Mon, 09/11/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Q. The rule book says if I get a controlled hunt permit I can't hunt any other deer, but I heard I could buy a leftover nonresident tag and use it as a second tag. Which is it? A. You heard correct. The Commission passed the leftover tag rule after the book was printed, so the book is incorrect. You will be charged… more