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Southeast Region Winter Feeding Advisory Committee Meeting

Tue, 01/31/2023 - 18:00 | idfg-jjackson

Date:         Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023- 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Address:    Idaho Fish and Game Southeast Region Office,
                  1345 Barton Road, Pocatello, ID

Call-in Number:   208-236-1281

Members of the Southeast Region Winter Feeding Advisory Committee (WFAC) will meet to assist… more

Bull moose euthanized after becoming a public safety hazard near Interstate 84 in southern Idaho

Tue, 01/31/2023 - 11:33 | idfg-tthompson

On Monday evening, January 30, 2023, Fish and Game conservation officers received a report of a moose very close to Interstate 84 near the Declo exit in southern Idaho. Once on scene, the officer found a large bull moose within 30 feet of the interstate where vehicle speed limits are 80 mph and road conditions were… more

Southwest Region rainbow trout stocking schedule - February

Mon, 01/30/2023 - 11:45 | idfg-bpearson

Fish and Game staff will be stocking more than 9,000 catchable-size (10 to 12 inch) trout at the following locations across the Southwest Region in February.

Public can comment on big game season proposals beginning Feb. 8

Mon, 01/30/2023 - 09:58 | idfg-cliess

Idaho Fish and Game will be setting new big game seasons for deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear, wolf and mountain lion, and gathering public input on proposals beginning on Feb. 8.

Hunters can easily check out the proposals on the big game season setting webpage. Proposals are expected to be posted midweek during… more

Camouflaged critters class for kids offered in Pocatello

Sat, 01/28/2023 - 16:02 | idfg-jjackson

The Idaho Museum of Natural History and the Idaho Fish and Game is co-hosting a fun, educational class to teach young learners the ways wildlife use color to communicate or hide in plain sight in order to survive.  This camouflaged critters class will feature hands-on activities, games, and even an edible camouflage-… more

Trapper and hunter education classes coming up in southeast and east Idaho

Sat, 01/28/2023 - 14:42 | idfg-jjackson

Looking for a trapper, wolf trapper, or hunter education course in southeast or east Idaho?  Not sure which classes you or your upcoming hunters/trappers need?   Idaho Fish and Game has got the answers to your questions! 

Trapper Education Classes
Trapper Education covers trapping laws, safety, ethics,… more

Moose and elk captures set to begin Jan 29 in Units 8, 8A, 10A & 14

Sat, 01/28/2023 - 09:28 | idfg-jbruns

Helicopters may be observed flying low and slow over Units 8, 8A, & 10A. Biologists will be using helicopters to dart, capture and collar moose as part of a long-term survivability study. Depending on weather and helicopter availability, wildlife staff may also be capturing and collaring elk in Unit 14 as part of a… more

A day at a rotary screw trap

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 15:45 | idfg-tcopeland

Idaho Fish and Game biologists spend a lot of time collecting information about Idaho’s salmon and steelhead populations. These fish travel huge distances over their lifespan, so understanding those migrations are key to managing healthy populations. One of the best ways to do that is by collecting young fish as they… more

Unusual coyote behavior reported in Bonner County in North Idaho

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 14:30 | idfg-tjross

Idaho Fish and Game has received multiple reports of highly unusual coyote behavior in and around the city of Sandpoint in Bonner County.

In early Jan., reports were received of coyotes on Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort that were chasing skiers as they navigated down the slopes. Fish and Game staff worked… more

Fish and Game to hold open houses to take public comments on 2023 – 2024 big game season proposals

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 12:42 | idfg-tthompson

Wildlife staff from the Magic Valley Region, Idaho Fish and Game just announced that they will host four public open houses across the Magic Valley to take public comment on big game hunting season proposals for the upcoming 2023 – 2024 seasons. 

Proposals will be available for review in early February and will… more

Three moose relocated from Wood River Valley communities

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 12:06 | idfg-tthompson

Idaho Fish and Game staff recently moved three moose when they became a public safety hazard in Sun Valley, Ketchum and Hailey. Moose can become a threat to public safety, particularly if they become stressed by human activity such as people getting too close, or the presence of dogs, both leashed and unleashed.

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Idaho's wolf population has dropped by about 13 percent

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 11:26 | idfg-rphillips

Idaho’s 2022 population estimate of 1,337 wolves declined by about 13%, or 206 wolves, compared with the 2021 estimate based on cameras surveys that measure the population during summer near its annual peak. 

“Wolf population reduction has been a priority of the Fish and Game Commission,” Idaho Fish and Game… more

Henrys Lake Quarterly Newsletter – Winter 2022/2023

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 09:12 | idfg-ntillotson

Image Caption Henrys Lake

F&G will trap, attempt to relocate Cascade town deer this winter

Thu, 01/26/2023 - 09:00 | idfg-bpearson

The Cascade City Council passed an ordinance on June 13 that bans the feeding of most wild animals in town. The feeding ban was primarily a response to the large number of resident deer in city and the associated risks to human safety and property damage, as well as potential health-related concerns for the animals… more

Applications for spring turkey controlled hunts open Feb. 1

Wed, 01/25/2023 - 17:04 | idfg-cliess

Turkey hunters looking to apply for 2023 spring controlled turkey hunts can apply from Feb. 1 to March 1. Information on the spring 2023 controlled turkey hunts can be found in the 2022-23 Upland Game, Furbearer and Turkey Seasons and Rules book.

Hunters must have a 2023 hunting license in order to apply for… more

Idaho Fish and Game is carefully monitoring wintering big game in the Southeast Region

Wed, 01/25/2023 - 15:20 | idfg-jjackson

The Idaho Fish and Game has been monitoring winter conditions and potential impacts to big game animals throughout the Southeast Region. Though this winter has brought significant snow accumulations in some areas, especially in the southeast corner of the state, a winter-feeding emergency does not exist at this time… more

Upcoming hunter education classes in Clearwater Region

Wed, 01/25/2023 - 14:32 | idfg-jbruns

Attention new hunters!  If you were born on or after January 1st 1975, you must complete a hunter education course in order to purchase an Idaho hunting license.  Idaho Department of Fish and Game is offering several hunter education classes in the Clearwater region to help you meet that requirement.  These classes are… more

Handguns 101 skills course will be hosted at the Farragut Shooting Range Center in the Panhandle Region on Feb. 4

Wed, 01/25/2023 - 10:41 | idfg-tjross

Back by popular demand! Idaho Fish and Game staff along with NRA certified instructors will again be teaching Handguns 101 – A Fundamentals Workshop on Feb. 4 at the Farragut Shooting Range Center in Athol.

The class is geared toward new or potential gun owners with little or no experience with handguns.… more