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Hunters Warned of Fire Danger

Mon, 08/07/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Fish and Game has no plan to close hunts in southern Idaho where wildland fire conditions are extreme but everyone headed into hunting or fishing territory must abide by the restrictions currently in force on Forest, BLM and state lands. With archery seasons for antelope and early elk hunts set to begin soon, hunters… more

Feel a Frog for Free

Mon, 08/07/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Ever see a desert frog? You can do that and touch one too in an evening of family fun and education at the next Nature Center Wildlife Wednesday program. On August 16 at 7 p.m., wildlife researcher Janice Engle will give a talk on the Columbia spotted frog at the MK Nature Center located at 600 S. Walnut in Boise.… more

Ask Fish and Game

Mon, 08/07/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Q. I read something about a "salvage order" on a reservoir. What does that mean? A. There are several reservoirs across the southern part of Idaho which have salvage orders now, and likely to be more due to the lack of rain. The most common salvage order lifts the bag, possession, and size limits, but other… more

Idaho Fish & Game Commission Seeks Input On Proposed Waterfowl Seasons, Turkey Outfitting & Predator

Fri, 08/04/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

IDAHO FALLS - Wildlife management in Idaho covers a broad range of issues. At their next meeting in late August in Boise, the Idaho Fish & Game Commission will be addressing such diverse topics as setting waterfowl seasons, outfitting for turkeys, and adoption of a predator policy. In order to provide the Commission… more

In The Field

Thu, 08/03/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Comments Sought in Outfitting for Turkeys Idaho's wild turkey population and hunting opportunity have increased greatly over the past decade. Tag sales increased from 1,333 in 1989 to 16,781 in 1999. The Idaho turkey harvest increased from 228 to 5,458 during that period. While turkey hunting is not particularly… more

Fish Limits Suspended at Mountain Home Reservoir

Wed, 08/02/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

By order of the Department of Fish and Game, fish bag, possession and size limits at Mt. Home Reservoir have been suspended effective Saturday August 5. Anglers in possession of a valid fishing license are encouraged to catch as many fish from the reservoir as they can eat. The reservoir has fallen victim to Southern… more

F & G Seeks Comment on Turkey Outfitting, Predator Policy

Wed, 08/02/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Wild turkey outfitting, waterfowl seasons and a draft predator policy top the list of discussion topics for an upcoming open house hosted by Fish and Game. Everyone is invited to attend the August 16 get together to be held at the Fish and Game Nampa office, 3101 S. Powerline Road from noon to 6:00pm. Written comments… more

Sockeye Return Could Be 100

Mon, 07/31/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Idaho's sockeye salmon captive breeding program may pay off this year with the return of at least 100 of the endangered fish. Fisheries research biologist Paul Kline said more than 300 adult sockeye produced in Fish and Game's captive broodstock program had been counted passing Lower Granite Dam, the last dam in the… more

Bighorn Tag Lottery Nets Disease Research Dollars

Mon, 07/31/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Bighorn sheep disease research received a shot in the arm with this year's bighorn tag lottery. South Bend, Indiana hunter Rick Ferrara bought the right ticket this year. Fish and Game Director Rod Sando drew the winner July 26 in a brief ceremony attended by officers of the Idaho Chapter of the Foundation for North… more

Teachers Take Wild Knowledge Back to Classrooms

Mon, 07/31/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Teachers from all across Idaho will take more knowledge of Idaho's wildlife with them when they return to the classroom this fall. Project WILD II, an advanced program offered by Fish and Game for school teachers who have already taken Project WILD courses, recently concluded after teachers had the opportunity for "… more

Ask Fish and Game

Mon, 07/31/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Q.What's the process for reporting big game harvest this year? A. A. When you buy a deer tag or an elk tag, the license machine will print out a report form. Fill it out and mail it in within ten days of harvest only if you are successful. There is no supertag drawing with this hunting season and reporting method… more

Rainbow Trout Stocking Report

Wed, 07/26/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Personnel from Fish and Game's Nampa Hatchery will be releasing more than 33,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout at the following locations during August. LOCATION NUMBER OF TROUT Boise River (Boise) 6,000 Boise River (Eagle to Middleton) 6,000 Boise River, Middle… more

Potential Loss Of Winter Range To Fire Prompts IDFG To Ban Campfires On All Department Administered

Wed, 07/26/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

IDAHO FALLS- The increasing danger of wildfires, coupled with the recent burning of over 1,000 acres of critical deer winter range near Ririe Reservoir, has prompted local IDFG Officials to institute an immediate ban on all campfires on all lands administered in the Upper Snake Region, including all Wildlife Management… more

Upland Bird, Dove, Furbearer Rules Available

Mon, 07/24/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The 2000 and 2001 proclamation covering upland game birds, mourning doves, furbearers, falconry, sandhill cranes and other species is now available. The proclamation booklet is available at Fish and Game offices and license vendors. A PDF format version is available on the Fish and Game web site at for reading or… more

Hells Canyon Initiative Continues

Mon, 07/24/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

One of the luckiest hunters in America will win a chance at an Idaho bighorn later this month and help in a small way to fund a unique wildlife initiative. Idaho offers two bighorn tags each year outside the controlled hunt drawing process. One of the tags goes to the winner of a lottery; the other is sold at auction… more

Lots of Tags Left in Southwest Youth Hunt

Mon, 07/24/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Lots of deer tags are left in the multi-units youth deer hunt in Southwest Idaho, according to Fish and Game spokesman Jack Trueblood. "There were 1,395 permits available for this controlled hunt as of July 14. It offers a great opportunity for deer hunters to help their kids learn and encourage them to hunt." The… more

Hound Hunting Rules Changed

Mon, 07/24/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Meeting in Stanley July 13, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission changed the rules for hound hunting, making it possible to accompany a hunter without having to have a hunting license. The change is effective immediately. Previously, anyone who accompanied a hunter using hounds was required to have a hunting license.… more

Ask Fish and Game

Mon, 07/24/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Q. I drew on a controlled hunt. Is there a deadline for picking up my permit and tag? A. No, you can pick it up anytime up until the hunt closes, at any license vendor. It will cost $6.50 for the permit, plus the cost of the tag. If you already have a general-season tag, you will need to exchange it for the controlled… more