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Fall Is Harvest Time For Grizzly Bears Too!

Fri, 09/08/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Yellowstone Ecosystem - As cooling evenings and shortening days signal the onset of autumn, the instinct to prepare for the coming winter is triggered in both man and animal alike. Sometimes, the similar reactions of the two hunter-gatherers to the coming autumn result in chance meetings. The result of these encounters… more

Use Caution When Hunting From Tree Stands

Fri, 09/08/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Deer hunters employ a wider variety of hunting techniques than do hunters of any other big game species. Still hunting, spotting and stalking, driving (or "brushing"), stand hunting (tree or ground), calling, rattling, floating in a drift boat...all are methods which bring success in deer hunting with the right… more

Idaho Fish and Game Seeking Help From Elk Hunters

Tue, 09/05/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is seeking help from elk hunters as part of the Elk Recruitment Project. Because elk hunters play an essential role in helping the Department understanding factors affecting elk population dynamics, bull elk hunters in the Lolo, Elk city, and McCall zones are being asked to collect… more

Commission Extends Seasons Due to Fires

Tue, 09/05/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Meeting by conference call September 5, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission voted unanimously to extend some general seasons and controlled hunts in areas affected by wildfire closures. In the Selway (antlered-only) and Middle Fork (any elk) elk zones, the commission changed the B tag elk hunt to run from September 15… more

Commission Sets Refund Process,Tag Exchanges

Tue, 09/05/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has established a process for hunting license and tag rain checks, refunds, or exchanges for areas closed due to fire. Hunters who have purchased tags and who can show in good faith that they intended to hunt in an area closed by the land managing agency to all recreational activity… more

Trophy, Other Species Refunds, Exchanges Allowed

Tue, 09/05/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has established a process for hunting license and tag rain checks, refunds or exchanges for areas closed due to fire. For hunters with trophy species, bear and lion tags and permits, the following process applies. (see the basic rules for the application process after species… more

Air Arrow Not Legal

Tue, 09/05/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission, meeting in Boise August 25, passed a rule outlawing a newly-developed "compressed air arrow." The tubular metal arrows contain a sealed chamber loaded with compressed air, which is supposed to erupt into the wound made by the arrow, making it more deadly. The Commission, in a move… more

Building Bridges at the Nature Center

Tue, 09/05/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Next time you visit the MK Nature Center at Fish and Game headquarters in Boise you may be walking on old milk jugs that you threw into your recycle bin. Over $8000 worth of an innovative material called "ChoiceDek" has been donated to the MK Nature Center to rebuild splintering bridges. Weyerhaeuser, in cooperation… more

Upland Seasons Open September 16

Tue, 09/05/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Seasons for chukar, gray (Hungarian) partridge, quail and sage grouse will open September 16. Forest grouse, mourning dove, cottontail rabbit and snowshoe hare seasons opened September 1. Dove season will be the first to close, September 30, and has limits of ten daily and 20 in possession. Sharp-tailed grouse… more

Burned Out? Website Will Help You Choose

Tue, 09/05/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Hunters who are eligible to change elk zones because of a total recreation closure of their area by a land management agency can get help choosing from the Fish and Game website. A new page under the refund and exchange information contains a list of elk tag sales by zone. Hunters can now get an idea of how many… more

Ask Fish and Game

Tue, 09/05/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Q. Do I need a federal HIP validation to hunt doves? A. You sure do. The harvest information program permit is required for anyone who hunts waterfowl, snipe, sandhill cranes, or doves. It helps the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service keep track of populations and harvest throughout the range of these migratory birds… more

Hunting Clinics Planned for Youth and Women

Wed, 08/30/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) and the Coeur d'Alene Trap and Skeet Club have scheduled two hunting clinics to assist women and youth new to hunting, and those who wish to hone their hunting skills. The seventh annual Panhandle Region "Women in Hunting" clinic, and a third "Youth Shotgun Skills" clinic will… more

Commission Sets Waterfowl Seasons, Aprroves Limited Turkey Outfitting

Tue, 08/29/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

At their recent meeting in Boise, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission set waterfowl seasons for 2000 - 01, and established a two day Youth Waterfowl Hunt for September 23 and 24. This season's arrangement will maximize the number of weekend days for hunting, and extend the closing date to the latest possible allowed under… more

Commission Sets Process for Refunds, Exchanges for Deer, Elk Tags

Tue, 08/29/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has established a process for hunting license and tag rain checks, refunds or exchanges for areas closed due to fire. Hunters who have purchased tags and who can show in good faith that they intended to hunt in an area closed by the land managing agency to all recreational activity will… more

Commission Sets Process for Refunds, Exchanges for Trophy Species and Other Species

Tue, 08/29/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has established a process for hunting license and tag rain checks, refunds or exchanges for areas closed due to fire. For hunters with trophy species, bear and lion tags and permits, the following process applies. (see the basic rules for the application process after species… more

Poachers Pay $6,113, Draw Jail Time

Mon, 08/28/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

A southeast Idaho judge has raised the ante for folks who want to gamble with poaching laws. Judge Lynn Brower of Bear Lake County sent a clear message to offenders of fish and game laws with fines and penalties totaling $6,113 and jail time handed out to two men who confessed to poaching two mule deer in Bear Lake… more

Lake Cascade's Clinging Crustaceans

Mon, 08/28/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

They're back, and on Cascade's trout. Small, whitish copepods less than one-quarter inch in length are once again being found on fish taken from Lake Cascade. The worm-like organisms are the reproductive stage of Lernaea cyprinacea, a crustacean related to freshwater shrimp. "Many Idaho waters contain these copepods… more

Wolf Plan Comment Deadline Near

Mon, 08/28/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The public comment period for the draft plan for managing wolves in Idaho once they come off the federal list of endangered species will end September 1. The plan, which was written by a committee established by the Idaho legislature, can be found on the Fish and Game web site at http://www.state.id.us/fishgame in the… more