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Idaho Fish and Game

Audit of Fish and Game Licensing Contract Released

Fri, 06/16/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission, and the Department of Fish and Game, on June 12 reviewed results of an audit by the state Office of Performance Evaluation of the agency's automated licensing system. The audit was presented at a meeting of the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee. While critical of the original… more

Ask Fish and Game

Fri, 06/16/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Q.Where are the crawfish in Idaho? A. Crawfish or crayfish or crawdads are found throughout Idaho. We have identified at least 4 species of the Genus Pacifastacus that are found from small higher elevation streams to lowland lakes and the Snake River as it flows out of Idaho. If you want to catch crayfish legally in… more

Hunter Education Class Registration Scheduled

Thu, 06/15/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Prospective hunters have one more opportunity to register and complete a hunter education or bowhunter education class prior to fall 2000 hunting seasons. On Wednesday, July 12, Nampa/Caldwell area hunter education class registration will be held at Fish & Game's Southwest Region office, 3101 S. Powerline Road in… more

Wildlife is Plentiful in Idaho

Thu, 06/15/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Wildlife is plentiful in Idaho. In the past 25 years, popular and easily recognized wildlife species including elk, white-tailed deer, wild turkey, the bald eagle and others have increased in number. Opportunities for enjoyment by hunters, wildlife photographers and artists, and "wildlife watchers" are numerous.… more

Firearm Safety Clinic Slated

Wed, 06/14/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Firearms-related accidents are a tragedy whenever and wherever they occur. An upcoming firearm safety clinic will address this issue head-on by teaching youngsters how to properly handle and use firearms. The free event will be held June 24 at Black's Creek Public Rifle Range, located east of Boise on Black's Creek Road… more

Free Fishing Day June 10

Fri, 06/09/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Don't forget, Saturday is Free Fishing Day. Idaho anglers, resident and nonresident alike, can fish on June 10 without paying for a fishing license on Saturday, June 10. Free Fishing Day is an annual tradition in Idaho and most other states that take part in National Fishing Week (June 3-11). Forty-six states have at… more

Commission Approves Rule Changes

Fri, 06/09/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Meeting by conference call June 1, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved several rule changes which were proposed at its May meeting. Public comment was accepted in the interim. All commissioners were present except Dr. Fred Wood, from the Magic Valley Region. All the changes are effective immediately unless… more

Leftover Moose Tags on Sale June 15

Fri, 06/09/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Idaho has leftover moose tags after the recent controlled hunt drawing, and for the first time will be able to sell them over the counter. A new Fish and Game Commission rule approved the June 15 sale. Results of the drawing, which was completed May 31, are available under "What's New". A total of 46 tags are… more

Sage Grouse Program Set June 21

Fri, 06/09/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

One of the West's favorite game birds, now considered by some as a candidate for the endangered species list, will be the subject of a presentation in Boise this month. Michelle Commons, a member of one of the sage grouse working groups studying the bird's decline in southern Idaho, will present a program about sage… more

Salmon Fishing Exceptional

Fri, 06/09/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Anglers who have been waiting for good salmon fishing may want to pack a lunch and a rod right now. Substantial numbers of spring chinook are being caught on the Clearwater and Little Salmon Rivers while landlocked kokanee salmon are turning in one of their best performances in years at Dworshak Reservoir.… more

Ask Fish and Game

Fri, 06/09/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Q. I'm a resident. When can I get my Middle Fork elk tag? A. All resident deer and elk tags go on sale July 25, except elk tags in the Middle Fork, Selway and Lolo zones. They will be available August 1. Because there is a limited number of these elk tags, they will be sold on a first come-first served basis. They are… more

Free Fishing Day is June 10th

Mon, 06/05/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Saturday, June 10 is Free Fishing Day. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) invites veteran and novice anglers of all ages (residents and nonresidents alike) to celebrate the day by fishing any public waters in Idaho without a license. Although fishing license requirements are suspended for this special day, all… more

June 10 is Free Fishing Day

Fri, 06/02/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Saturday, June 10 is Free Fishing Day, and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game invites veteran and novice anglers of all ages, residents and nonresidents alike, to celebrate the day by fishing anywhere in Idaho without a license. Though fishing license requirements are suspended for this special day, all other rules,… more

Free Fishing Day June 10

Fri, 06/02/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Idaho anglers, resident and nonresident alike, can fish on June 10 without paying for a fishing license. June 10 is Free Fishing Day, an annual tradition in Idaho and most other states that take part in National Fishing Week (June 3-11). Forty-six states have at least one free fishing day this year. With the general… more

Idaho Teachers Take Presidential Awards

Fri, 06/02/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Two Idaho teachers who are active in the Project WILD educational programs administered by Fish and Game will receive national awards in June. The presidential award for excellence in math and science is given every year to one elementary and one secondary teacher from each state. The awards will be presented to the… more

Trophy Hunt Notices to be Sent

Fri, 06/02/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Hunters who applied for moose, mountain goat, and bighorn sheep hunts will know soon whether they were picked in the draw. By June 10, applicants for trophy animal hunts will receive a tag if they were chosen in the draw or a refund if they were unsuccessful. The application process for moose, goat, and sheep differs… more

Ask Fish and Game

Fri, 06/02/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Q. Why can you take 10 brook trout, but only 6 trout? A. Brook trout are an introduced species that is very prolific and competes with native trout for food and habitat. Reducing the competition is the objective of this limit. Actually, the rule is "ten in addition to the trout limit" so if your first six trout were… more

Leftover Moose Tags on Sale June 15

Thu, 06/01/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Idaho has leftover moose tags after the recent controlled hunt drawing, and for the first time will be able to sell them over the counter. A new Fish and Game Commission rule approved the June 15 sale. Results of the drawing, which was completed May 31, are available on the Fish and Game website, http://www.state.id.… more