Wed, 10/26/2022 - 12:25 | idfg-cliess
Many of Idaho’s lakes and ponds are soon going to be bolstered with Idaho Fish and Game stocking roughly 18,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout this November. Wondering if the stocking trucks are going to be backing up to your favorite fishing hole? We asked our Fish and Game hatchery staff to boil down some of the most… more
After reported wildlife attack on dog near Hulls Gulch, F&G offers tips for residents and pet owners
Tue, 10/25/2022 - 13:16 | idfg-bpearson
On Monday morning, Fish and Game Southwest Region staff received a report from a Boise resident, near 8th St. and Hulls Gulch, that their dog had been taken from their back yard by a wild animal the prior morning.
The homeowner stated that shortly after letting their 18-pound miniature labradoodle out, they… more
Mon, 10/24/2022 - 14:06 | idfg-bbeller
Steelhead angler effort continued to increase downstream of North Fork during the past week, and catch rates were similar to last week’s report.
Anglers interviewed downstream of the Middle Fork Salmon River in location code 14 averaged 53 hours per steelhead caught, and anglers interviewed downstream of North… more
Mon, 10/24/2022 - 12:15 | idfg-mdemick
Idaho Department of Fish and Game will stock 400 trout in the 10-12-inch range at two area waters in the coming weeks.
Number of trout
Hayden Creek Pond
Oct 31-Nov 4
Fri, 10/21/2022 - 18:28 | idfg-kpennala
Idaho Fish and Game is seeking information regarding two female sage-grouse that were illegally taken in southeast Bingham County. A Fish and Game conservation officer discovered the grouse carcasses on Oct. 14 at 1 p.m. in the area of Brush Creek Road and Paradise Road on public land, east of Blackfoot. The incident… more
Fri, 10/21/2022 - 14:17 | idfg-bpearson
On the morning of Friday, Oct. 21, Fish and Game took possession of an alligator that was found by a New Plymouth resident the previous night. The alligator is currently being housed at a Fish and Game facility.
At approximately 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 20, Officer Brian Marek received a call from the reporting party… more
Fri, 10/21/2022 - 14:06 | idfg-cliess
Idaho Fish and Game received notice on Oct. 20 that a white-tailed deer tested positive for chronic wasting disease. The young doe was found dead along Slate Creek Road in Hunting Unit 14 in Idaho County, the same general area where chronic wasting disease was first detected in November 2021.
A Fish and Game… more
Fri, 10/21/2022 - 10:31 | idfg-bpearson
With hunting season now in full swing, conservation officers in Southwest Idaho and in other parts of Idaho are noticing a trend of hunters running afoul of motor vehicle use restrictions on public lands. In a number of cases, hunters have been using e-bikes and making an incorrect assumption that motorized vehicle… more
Thu, 10/20/2022 - 13:07 | idfg-cliess
Regardless if you’re a greenhorn or seasoned hunter, assessing the weather and dressing accordingly can be a bit of a tightrope walk. Those pre-dawn hours while you’re waiting for the propane stove to fire up might have you reaching for that thick down jacket, but 100 yards into your hike you may be shedding like a… more
Thu, 10/20/2022 - 10:25 | idfg-mmaret
Idaho Fish and Game is seeking information about an elk being left to waste in St. Maries. The skinned elk was discarded in the dumpsters on the St. Maries River Road on Oct. 19 before 3 p.m. The head and two front quarters were removed, leaving the hindquarters, backstraps and tenderloins to waste. It is believed the… more
Wed, 10/19/2022 - 16:42 | idfg-rphillips
Idaho Fish and Game is seeking public volunteers to serve on a Citizens Shooting Range Advisory Committee that recommends which public shooting ranges should receive grant funds totaling up to $550,000 annually.
Anyone interested in applying for a position on the Citizens Shooting Advisory Committee must fill… more
Wed, 10/19/2022 - 16:40 | idfg-jjackson
Beginning Oct. 31, Crystal Springs Pond will be slowly drawn down over the course of a week to help reduce nuisance vegetation.
This fishery, located in Bingham County adjacent to Idaho Fish and Game’s Springfield Fish Hatchery, is a popular family fishing water and typically supports year-round trout fishing… more
Park it right there! Idaho Fish and Game and Itafos provide new parking lot for Upper Blackfoot River anglers
Wed, 10/19/2022 - 16:17 | idfg-jjackson
Anglers who love fishing the Upper Blackfoot River in southeast Idaho have something else to be happy about besides catching beautiful cutthroats and rainbows. Thanks to a donation from Itafos Conda — a mining operation and fertilizer manufacturing facility located in Soda Springs — there is now a new parking area to… more
Idaho Fish and Game biologist to give guest lecture on beavers, bats, and butterflies at the Idaho Museum of Natural History in October
Wed, 10/19/2022 - 13:19 | idfg-jjackson
When people think “Idaho Fish and Game” and “fall”, what may come to mind are hunting seasons and critters like deer, elk, waterfowl and upland game birds. But, this fall the public has a chance to learn about some of Idaho Fish and Game’s research and management efforts focused on other important members of Idaho’s… more
Wed, 10/19/2022 - 12:01 | idfg-jjackson
On the morning of Oct. 18, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game received a report of an adult bull moose wandering in a neighborhood in American Falls.
Idaho Fish and Game personnel responded to find American Falls Police Department and the Power County Sheriff’s office already on scene with the animal… more
Tue, 10/18/2022 - 16:00 | idfg-rphillips
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 ground. The work on the WMA will take place in an area of… more
Tue, 10/18/2022 - 15:14 | idfg-cliess
Statistics from the National Shooting Sports Foundation show that hunting with firearms is actually one of the safest recreational activities in the country. That’s not to say that accidents can’t happen, and practicing safe firearm handling can greatly reduce the risk.
In recent years, about 280,000 people… more
Mon, 10/17/2022 - 17:05 | idfg-bpearson
On Oct. 17, Idaho Fish and Game’s Southwest Region Office received multiple reports through Ada County Dispatch of a mountain lion moving along the Boise River corridor in the City of Boise, between the 800-block of East Park Blvd. and the Railroad Trestle Bridge near Rotary Park. Fish and Game has not yet confirmed… more