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Press Releases

  • Stanley Lake

    Lake trout work to begin on Stanley Lake

    Idaho Fish and Game has contracted with a company to net lake trout in Stanley Lake during two-weeks in early June to reduce their population and reduce risk to endangered sockeye salmon populations.

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    Boise angler breaks catch-and-release record for catfish

    Congratulations to Scott Turner of Boise, who recently set a new catch-and-release state record for channel catfish. Scott landed the 32-inch catfish on May 16, 2020 while fishing the Snake River in Canyon County. His fish was just long enough to pass the previous 31-inch record set in 2018 by James Stackhouse.

  • IDFG Commission Gavel Symbolic Image

    Fish and Game seeks comments on several proposed rule changes

    Idaho Fish and Game is launching a negotiated rulemaking process and wants to hear from the public concerning nine proposed rule changes. The comment period opened on June 3, and runs through June 26.

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    Public's Help Sought in Pronghorn Poaching Case

    Fish and Game is asking the public for information regarding the recent poaching of a female pronghorn in hunt unit 38, just off of Cinder Butte Road in Elmore County. The doe was shot closed season during the last week of May, and no meat was taken.

  • family fishing in a boat for kokanee on Lake Pend Oreille fish on September 2015 medium shot

    Kokanee on a budget: No downriggers, no depth finder, no problem

    When people think of kokanee fishing, many envision big boats with state-of-the-art electronics and multiple downriggers. For anglers who haven’t fished for kokanee before, but are interested in trying, this perception can make the barrier to entry seem expensive.

    While these tools used by serious kokanee anglers make it easier to find and catch fish, that doesn’t mean you need any of them to pursue these landlocked salmon.

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    Fish and Game relocates two yearling moose who visited two southern Idaho communities

    Over the last weekend of May, local Fish and Game officials were kept busy when two yearling moose, one in Twin Falls and the other in Heyburn were found roaming in city neighborhoods.

  • Grizzly Bear

    Hiker attacked by bear near Henrys Lake Outlet

    The victim sustained injuries, but was able to walk out on his own. At around 5:30 p.m. he was transported by helicopter to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls. He was treated for his injuries and released.

  • Family Fishing on Lake Pend Oreille

    Free Fishing Day is June 13, and here's what you need to know for a fun day of fishing

    Free Fishing Day is an Idaho tradition that usually includes Fish and Game employees and volunteers bringing fishing gear to various fishing spots and loaning rods, reels and tackle and helping people learn to fish. While that’s not an option because of COVID-19, it's still a great opportunity for novice anglers to experience some of the wonderful fishing opportunities Idaho has to offer.

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    Fish stocking continues statewide, and here are some highlights for June

    Idaho Fish and Game has continued stocking fish during COVID-19, and despite this being an abnormal year, most of Idaho's angling opportunities remain unchanged. Here's a sampling of some places that will get generous trout stockings during June.

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    Parking lot construction will begin early June on top of Eagle Creek Road

    Parking lot construction will begin early as Monday, June 1st and will continue until June 15th on the large parking area at the intersection of Zaza and Eagle Creek Road.The parking area will be closed and motorists should anticipate heavy truck traffic and occassional delays.

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    Salmon Region waters to be stocked with trout in June

    Even with COVID-19 concerns changing the way we are currently living, working, and recreating, you can still get outside for some fishing adventures. Just remember to follow public health recommendations for social distancing, even when outdoors.

  • Idaho Super Hunt logo screen shot

    Super Hunt: A father, a son and an unforgettable Idaho elk hunt

    Super Hunt winners get the best of the best by being able to hunt any open hunt in Idaho for the species they draw, and keep hunting, general or controlled hunts, until they tag an animal. No license is needed to enter a Super Hunt drawing for either residents or nonresidents. The second Super Hunt application period opened June 1 and runs through Aug. 10.

  • Bear Capture Sign

    F&G begins annual grizzly bear research trapping in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest

    Biologists from Idaho Fish and Game will begin annual research trapping efforts for grizzly bears in the Upper Snake Region on May 31. To avoid conflicts with hunters, current operations will be confined to areas where hunting is prohibited. Larger scale operations will begin July 1, in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest within the caldera in Island Park, west of Highway 20 along the Centennial Mountain Range, and in the Cave Falls and Teton areas near the Wyoming border.

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    2020 Campground Openers/Closures at Horsethief Reservoir

    The opening of campgrounds at Horsethief Reservoir has been delayed due to the current COVID-19 situation. The opening date for overnight camping at Horsethief Reservoir Campground has been set for Saturday, May 30th.

  • Mountain Lion

    F&G capture and euthanize injured mountain lion near Rexburg

    On the evening of May 23, a young male mountain lion was tranquilized by Fish and Game staff on the outskirts of Rexburg. The young lion had an injury on his right flank and was held overnight for observation.

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    Spring bear hunters reminded of baiting rules

    With spring black bear hunting season well underway, Idaho Department of Fish and Game reminds hunters that using bait comes with easy to follow rules. Yet each spring, some run afoul with the law when their blunders could easily be avoided.

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    Please Recreate Responsibly during the Memorial Day Weekend

    Despite COVID-19, Memorial Day remains the start of the summer recreation season, and state and federal land managers urge the public to enjoy the outdoors – but to do so responsibly.

  • hunter with her trophy elk vertical shot November 2013