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Highland Valley Road to be Closed

Fri, 09/29/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The 2,500-acre wildfire which burned in the Boise River Wildlife Management Area (WMA) last weekend has led to the closure of Highland Valley Road effective at midnight on Monday, October 2, 2000. The closure includes all motorized and non-motorized vehicle traffic. Walk-in traffic is not affected by the closure. For… more

C.J. Strike Gets Surplus Rainbows

Fri, 09/29/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Get ready for some great fall fishing at C.J. Strike Reservoir. "We stocked 17,000 catchable rainbows in C. J. Strike Reservoir late last week," Fish and Game fisheries manager Dale Allen explained. "These trout should really boost fall fishing and should also make for great fishing in the spring." The fish came from… more

Habitat Rehabilitation Effort Needs Volunteers

Fri, 09/29/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

More than 2,500 acres of wildlife habitat in the Boise foothills went up in smoke last week as a result of a wildfire. Rehabilitation of that burned area is now underway, as is an effort to rehabilitate a 30,000 acre burn just north of Mountain Home. Fish and Game is asking for volunteers to play a key role in both… more

Steelheaders: If the Gum's Black - Put It Back

Mon, 09/25/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game reminds steelhead anglers that fall-run chinook salmon will be found in area rivers this fall. Some of these fish will have missing adipose fins, similar to hatchery steelhead, but all fall chinook must be released immediately. Snake River fall chinook salmon are federally listed as… more

Waterfowl Rules Available

Mon, 09/25/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The Idaho waterfowl hunting rules for the 2000-2001 season will be available this week. The rules booklets will be available at Fish and Game offices and license vendors. The rules can also be found on the Fish and Game web site at for Internet users. Duck and goose seasons begin October 7… more

Check Station Results

Mon, 09/25/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The opening of upland bird seasons across southern Idaho was pretty good in most areas, according to Fish and Game field reports. Sage grouse reports will be finalized after wings are collected from wing barrels in the field and counted. In the Southwest Region 319 hunters were checked with 266 sage grouse over the… more

Elk Hunters Help Wildlife Disease Research

Mon, 09/25/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Some Idaho elk hunters can help Fish and Game conduct disease surveillance by taking a few minutes to send blood samples in to Fish and Game. Fish and Game personnel have sampled many species of wildlife for several different diseases including brucellosis for about a decade. Brucellosis causes females to abort their… more

CAP Hours Expanded

Mon, 09/25/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Callers to the Citizens Against Poaching hotline will hear a human voice during evenings and weekends through December 10. The hotline will be manned Monday, Thursday and Friday evenings and all day on weekends. Callers to 1-800-632-5999 can report wildlife law violations anonymously, if they wish. Rewards for tips… more

Nature Center Celebrates 10th Year

Mon, 09/25/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The Nature Center at Idaho Fish and Game headquarters celebrates its tenth birthday September 29 through October 1 with an activities-filled program. The public is invited; there are no fees to attend. The Nature Center is located at 600 South Walnut. Activities will include fish printing, face painting for kids,… more

Biologists Assess Wilderness Fires

Mon, 09/25/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The implications of massive wildfires in the central Idaho wilderness were assessed by wildlife biologists Mike Scott and Greg Painter September 18. Their report: Yesterday afternoon, we were able to arrange a two-hour helicopter reconnaissance flight over the wilderness fires, courtesy of the Salmon-Challis National… more

Ageless Reservists Honored

Mon, 09/25/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Fish and Game reservists from eastern Idaho are to be honored by Blue Cross of Idaho in Boise September 27. Blue Cross of Idaho has acknowledged active reservists Wendell Dunn, Pocatello, and Frank and Lucille Columbo, Ovid, as Ageless Heroes. The awards celebrate individuals who find ways to good health in mind, body… more

Portion of Unit 28 Closed to Hunting

Mon, 09/25/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission honored a Forest Service request to close more than half of Unit 28 to hunting in a conference call meeting September 18. Part of Unit 28 was burned in the 200,000-acre Clear Creek fire. Salmon-Challis National Forest Supervisor George Matejko asked the Commission to consider the… more

Ask Fish and Game

Mon, 09/25/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Q. How come the silly two-day split in duck season? A. The federal framework allows only a certain number of days in duck season. By putting the two-day split in midweek, the Commission gained another weekend at the end of the season.

Women's Shotgun Clinic Scheduled For Blaine County Gun Club

Wed, 09/20/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game will conduct a shotgun-shooting clinic for ladies only on Tuesday, October 3 at the Blaine County Gun Club, Ohio Gulch Road. This introductory clinic will offer good basic training in shotgun use and safety for this fall's bird hunting seasons. Topics that will be discussed… more

No Fish Salvage Planned For Richfield Canal

Wed, 09/20/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The Big Wood River below Magic Reservoir dam and the Richfield Canal will NOT be open to fish salvage this fall. Due to the amount of water left in Magic Reservoir, there will be sufficient seepage and spring water below the dam to maintain fish populations in the river and canal below the dam. The river between the… more

In The Field

Wed, 09/20/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Hunting seasons are upon us and this is a good time for hunters to take some time to review this year's regulations. While the seasons are all similar to last year, a few changes are important to note. I will highlight a few changes here. The Unit 1 rifle hunt for deer has a very significant change this season.… more

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