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Rainbow trout stocking schedule for October 2022 in the Magic Valley Region

Mon, 10/03/2022 - 13:17 | idfg-tthompson

Hatchery personnel from Fish and Game’s Magic Valley Region will be stocking approximately 36,850 10-12” catchable-sized rainbow trout in October. All stocking dates and numbers of fish are approximate.

Stocking of all waters is tentative and dependent on river/lake/pond conditions (angler safety concerns);… more

Screening irrigation diversions benefits Bonneville cutthroat trout and anglers in southeast Idaho

Mon, 10/03/2022 - 12:57 | idfg-rhillyard

Irrigation canals are found throughout Idaho’s agricultural landscape and are critical for water delivery.  However, irrigation canals that take a significant amount of water from a stream have the potential to negatively impact fish-- especially when fish get an unintentional ride in the wrong direction and are… more

Southwest Region rainbow trout stocking schedule - October

Mon, 10/03/2022 - 11:16 | idfg-bpearson

Fish and Game staff will be stocking nearly 40,000 catchable-size (10 to 12 inch) trout at the following locations across the Southwest Region in October.

All fish stocked are rainbow trout. Stocking of all waters is tentative and dependent on river/lake/pond conditions (angler safety concerns);… more

Reporting wildlife crimes – how to be a good witness

Mon, 10/03/2022 - 09:01 | idfg-jberl

Every year Idaho Fish and Game conservation officers rely on citizen reports to identify and investigate wildlife violations throughout the state. Without dedicated sportsmen and women doing the right thing—making the call and reporting—many wildlife violations would go undetected, undocumented and unsolved. … more

​​​​​​​October trout stocking schedule for the Southeast Region

Fri, 09/30/2022 - 16:02 | idfg-jjackson


Nothing like the fall for some fishing fun!  Personnel from Idaho Fish and Game’s hatcheries in the Southeast Region will be releasing over 113,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout at various locations during October!  This is no trick… it is all treat!!


Week… more

F&G urges hunters to keep a clean camp to avoid unwanted encounters with bears

Fri, 09/30/2022 - 15:43 | idfg-jbrower

As hunters strap on their boots and head out into the woods this fall, Fish and Game would like to remind people of a few simple tips they should follow to keep a clean camp and avoid attracting unwanted visitors, particularly bears. As a general rule, anything you can do to store food and garbage in a secure… more

Geophysical survey at Andrus WMA may be ongoing for opening week of rifle deer season

Fri, 09/30/2022 - 15:33 | idfg-bpearson

Beginning October 3 and extending for up to several weeks, a private company with mineral rights will be conducting a mining survey in the Grade Creek/Camp Creek area of Cecil D. Andrus WMA.

The geophysical survey involves laying a wire along the ground across an extended area with small probes placed into the… more

The 2022 ‘Sockeye Roundup’ caps off one of the most successful sockeye returns in the last decade

Thu, 09/29/2022 - 12:01 | idfg-cliess


Idaho’s Stanley Basin has long been one of the West’s most iconic roundup arenas. For 160 years, cowboys and their hooved counterparts have comingled out in the vast valley beneath the towering Sawtooth Mountains where they come together each fall to round up the herds.

Idaho Fish and Game has their… more

Regulated trapping is part of Idaho’s heritage, and it plays an important role in wildlife management

Thu, 09/29/2022 - 11:15 | idfg-tjross

Regulated trapping in Idaho is a legacy with deep cultural roots. Well before the days of statehood, trappers traversed much of Idaho’s mountains in pursuit of elusive furbearers.

The practice still occurs today, and it plays an important role in managing wildlife populations, particularly in managing… more

Saving fish and restoring their home

Thu, 09/29/2022 - 08:44 | idfg-kgilliesrector

Across Idaho, the Department of Fish and Game works with landowners and partner agencies to restore fish habitat. Habitat restoration can be as simple as planting a few trees, or as complicated as digging miles of new channel habitat that is complete with log jams, engineered riffles, and beaver dam analogs. These… more

It’s pheasant time! Here’s what you need to know for pheasant hunting in the Panhandle

Thu, 09/29/2022 - 08:21 | idfg-tjross



Whether you are a new hunter or a seasoned veteran, pheasant hunting opportunity in 2022 will not disappoint!

Sometimes it can be challenging to introduce the sport of hunting to a youth or an adult that has never hunted. Pheasant hunts are the… more

Fish and Game Twin Lakes access site in North Idaho will be closed Oct. 1, 2022 through April 30, 2023

Thu, 09/29/2022 - 07:08 | idfg-tjross

The Idaho Fish and Game Twin Lakes boating access site will be closed from Oct. 1, 2022 through April 30, 2023. The site is located in the channel between Upper and Lower Twin Lakes on West Twin Lakes Road.

The closure is necessary to allow for dredging the channel between Upper and Lower Twin Lakes to provide… more

Hunter education class coming up soon in Pocatello

Wed, 09/28/2022 - 16:47 | idfg-jjackson

There is still space available in an upcoming hunter education class that starts soon in Pocatello. With hunting seasons for deer, pheasants, turkey, and waterfowl upon us, don’t miss out on registering yourself or your prospective hunter for this class.

The upcoming class will run Monday, Oct. 3 through Friday… more

What hunters in Units 14-15 need to know about CWD management this fall

Wed, 09/28/2022 - 10:25 | idfg-rphillips

Idaho Fish and Game detected chronic wasting disease for the first time ever in Idaho last year in Unit 14 near White Bird. The Fish and Game Commission established Units 14-15 as a “CWD Management Zone,” which means hunters who harvest deer, elk or moose have to follow new rules that include mandatory CWD testing and… more

Handguns 101 skills course will be hosted at the Farragut Shooting Range Center on Oct. 8

Wed, 09/28/2022 - 09:35 | idfg-tjross

Don’t miss this! Idaho Fish and Game staff along with NRA certified instructors will be teaching Handguns 101 – A Fundamentals Workshop on Oct. 8 at the Farragut Shooting Range Center in Athol.

The class is geared toward new or potential gun owners with little or no experience with handguns.

There are… more

Youth pheasant season runs Oct. 1-7

Tue, 09/27/2022 - 13:18 | idfg-cliess

Youth pheasant hunting season kicks off this Saturday and runs from Oct. 1-7. Youth ages 17 years and younger with an Idaho hunting license can participate in the youth pheasant hunt so long as they're accompanied by an Idaho licensed hunter age 18 years or older. Anyone 18 years or older cannot hunt during the youth… more

Brush up on Idaho's trespassing laws before you go hunting or fishing

Tue, 09/27/2022 - 09:07 | idfg-cliess

Hunters, anglers and other sportsmen and women should be aware of Idaho trespass laws before they head into the field. Trespass laws changed in 2018, and here are some basic things to remember: 

You need permission to be on private land.  It’s the responsibility of the hunter/angler to know if they’re on private… more

F&G provides millions of acres of access for hunting

Tue, 09/27/2022 - 08:53 | idfg-rphillips

Hunting season is here, and a question commonly asked is “where can I go hunting?” There’s a lot of good answers to that question in Idaho, starting with nearly two-thirds of the state is public land, and most of it is open for hunting.

Idaho Fish and Game also provides more access for sportsmen and women. The… more