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Idaho Fish and Game Customer Information Potentially Compromised

Idaho Fish and Game today learned that personal information for license buyers who began purchasing hunting and fishing licenses and tags prior to 2008 was potentially accessed by a breach of the online computer license sales system owned and operated by Active Network, a Texas-based company.

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 5:19 PM MDT
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Upper Snake Region Fire Update - 8/26

IDAHO FALLS – With some of the worst wildfires in recent years still burning across the Upper Snake Region the situation is creating more questions than answers for wildlife managers and hunters.

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 1:02 PM MDT
Mountain whitefish is a game fish native to Idaho streams.

Yellowstone River disease outbreak is not affecting Idaho fish

The disease that killed thousands of fish in the Yellowstone River in Montana is present in Idaho rivers, but Idaho Fish and Game officials have seen no large outbreaks or die offs of fish in Idaho rivers this summer. 

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 10:50 AM MDT
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Shooting down rumors about lighted nocks and expandable broadheads

Rumors have spread throughout Idaho that expandable broadheads and lighted nocks on arrows are legal for big game archery hunting. However, these rumors are not true

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 8:44 AM MDT

Fish and Game Temporarily Halts Online License and Tag Sales

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game on Wednesday announced it has temporarily suspended the sale of licenses and tags online after being notified that its online license vendor’s computer system was breached.  The State of Idaho online licensing system will be down indefinitely until state offi

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 9:10 PM MDT
Volunteers Ron and Ross Carrico with AMU Inc. cover graffiti at Wilson Ponds in Nampa.

Volunteers repair vandalism at Wilson Ponds

A frustrated Facebook post about racially-based graffiti at Wilson Ponds led a concerned local man and his son to volunteer to repair the walking path at the popular fishing and birding area south of Nampa.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 12:09 PM MDT

Leftover controlled hunt tags available August 25

Approximately 156 deer and 161 elk controlled hunt tags not issued during the recent second drawing for deer, elk, pronghorn and black bear will go on sale first come, first served August 25 at 10 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 12:44 PM MDT
Tripod Reservoir near Smiths Ferry, Idaho

Repairs Force Tripod Reservoir Drawdown

Tripod Reservoir, near Smiths Ferry, will soon be drawn down as Fish and Game crews begin repairs on a failed emergency water control valve. The drawdown and repair work will begin in early September. Monday, August 22, 2016 - 5:18 PM MDT

Hunters - Hit the Bullseye at Sight In Event

With hunting seasons just around the corner, big game hunters around the region are asking themselves the same question: does my rifle shoot straight?

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 5:05 PM MDT

Second controlled hunt draw results now online

Hunters who applied in the second controlled hunt drawing for elk, deer, pronghorn, and fall black bear can check online to see whether they were successful in the recent computerized drawing.

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 4:14 PM MDT
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Time is running out for discounted second general season elk tags

Time is running out for hunters wanting to buy a second general season elk tag at a discount.

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 2:25 PM MDT
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10 tips for hunters during fire season

With hunting seasons beginning soon and ideal conditions for wildfires to spread, hunters should do their part to ensure they aren't contributing to the problem.

Here are 10 things every hunter can do during fire season:

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 2:21 PM MDT
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Wildlife workshop for educators scheduled in Ketchum

Idaho Fish and Game will host a WILD about Early Learners workshop in Ketchum for educators of pre-Kindergarten to second grade to help them learn fun and exciting ways to teach wildlife conservation in the classroom.

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 2:18 PM MDT
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Super Hunt winners announced

Winners in the second of two Idaho Super Hunt drawings have been picked.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 2:00 PM MDT

New information on Mountain Lion attack east of Rexburg

The mountain lion believed to be responsible for attacking a four year-old girl near her family camp Friday evening east of Rexburg weighed approximately 90 pounds and turned out to be a young male rather than a young female as

Monday, August 15, 2016 - 4:46 PM MDT
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Fall Chinook seasons open September 1

An exciting fall Chinook season is ahead for anglers, with September 1 marking the first day of the season on parts of the Snake, Clearwater, and Salmon rivers.

Monday, August 15, 2016 - 2:55 PM MDT
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Hunters can extend their seasons with second tags

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission reduced the price for second elk tags if purchased during August, and hunters are taking advantage of the savings.

Monday, August 15, 2016 - 2:51 PM MDT