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Statewide trout stocking highlights for November 2022

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

Oct. 24 Upper Salmon River Weekly Steelhead Fishing Report

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

Hayden and Hyde ponds to be stocked in early November

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.   

Waters stocked

Week stocked

Number of trout

Hayden Creek Pond

Oct 31-Nov 4



Sage-grouse illegally taken in southeast Bingham County

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

Fish and Game officer picks up alligator in New Plymouth

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

Another case of chronic wasting disease found in Unit 14

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

Hunters using e-bikes are reminded to be aware of motor vehicle use restrictions on public lands

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

Hunting doesn’t just happen in the mountains…it starts in your closet

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

Elk carcass left to waste in St. Maries dumpster

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

Deadline to apply for Citizens Shooting Range Advisory Committee is extended to Oct. 31

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

Crystal Springs Pond in Bingham County to be drawn down for the winter

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

Bull moose removed from neighborhood in American Falls

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

Mining exploration at Andrus WMA continues during fall

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

10 tips for firearm handling safety while out hunting this fall

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

F&G receives multiple reports of mountain lion in Boise

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