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  • Lower Snake River trolling, Photo By Roger Phillips, IDFG.

    Fall Chinook season ends soon

    Idaho anglers who have yet to land a salmon this season still have a little time left.  

  • Photo of Duck hunter in boat in cold conditions

    Cold water dangers to waterfowl hunters, anglers

    With the onset of autumn and resulting cold air and water temperatures, waterfowl hunters and anglers are urged to take precautions and wear life jackets while on the water this fall.

  • Dead deer lying on side of road after hit by vehicle in Idaho

    Motorists urged to slow down and lookout for big game

    The number of auto collisions involving big game animals typically rises during fall and winter, so Idaho Fish and Game encourages motorists to slow down and be extra cautious.

  • Steelhead closeup

    Steelhead catch picks up

    Steelhead catch rates are picking up and there is plenty of exciting fishing left.

  • Rainbow Trout Stocking Schedule

    This includes Boise’s newest urban fishing pond, Esthers Pond, located off Whitewater Boulevard, immediately north of Quinns Pond.

    LOCATION                                       WEEK STOCKED         NUMBER OF TROUT

  • Newest Boise Urban Pond Set to Open

    Esthers Pond is located just off Whitewater Park Boulevard, west of downtown Boise and immediately north of Quinns Pond.

  • Sturgeon, stocking, Snake River, Swan Falls Dam, Southwest Region

    Fish and Game stocks sturgeon, and now the wait begins

    Taking the long view is easier when you consider a sturgeon stocked in 2016 could be caught by an angler in 2066. 

  • whitetail deer

    From field to freezer: tips for processing your big game animal

    You successfully shot a deer, elk or other big game animal. Now the work begins. You want to properly process the animal so you get many healthy, enjoyable meals from it.

  • Pheasant stocking underway at nine Wildlife Management Areas

    Pheasant hunting is a popular form of upland game hunting, and hunters can find a place to hunt them at Fish and Game's Wildlife Management Areas. The Department is stocking thousands of rooster pheasants at the following areas during the hunting season:

  • CAP logo

    How to contact Fish and Game officers after hours

    With Idaho’s hunting seasons in progress, the Idaho Fish and Game reminds people who spend time outdoors that there are several ways to contact a Fish and Game officer on weekends or after hours. 

  • Hunter Report Icon

    Hunters: Please use toll-free number for hunter reports

    Fish and Game's online hunter reports have unfortunately been a casualty of the data breach of our online vendor's database, but hunters can still file their reports by calling the toll-free number at (877) 268-9365.

  • Gavel, enforcement,

    Commission to meet in Lewiston in November

    The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet Wednesday and Thursday, November 16 and 17 at Fish and Game’s Clearwater Regional office, 3316 16th Street in Lewiston. 

  • Seats available in wolf trapping certification courses in McCall and Nampa

    Trappers interested in learning more about the specifics of trapping wolves are reminded that Idaho rules require trappers to successfully complete a Wolf Trapper Certification course before they can purchase wolf trapping tags.

  • Cornfield pheasant

    Pheasant season opens October 15 in much of Idaho

    The 2016 pheasant hunting season gets underway Saturday, October 15 in much of Idaho, with the season in northern Idaho already open.

    The season runs through November 30 in eastern Idaho and through December 31 in southern and northern Idaho.  

  • Fish Eradication Effort Closes Redwood Park Pond

    Treatment to remove an illegally-stocked invasive fish species will close Boise’s Redwood Park Pond beginning October 12. Fish and Game staff will treat the pond with a fish toxicant to eradicate rosy red shiner – a minnow species from the Midwestern US and a popular aquarium trade fish.

  • Tripod Reservoir near Smiths Ferry, Idaho

    Valve Repairs Nearly Complete at Tripod Reservoir

    Emergency repairs on the outlet valve at Tripod Reservoir, near Smiths Ferry, should be completed by the end of Tuesday, October 11. Crews hoped to have the repairs done last week, but once the faulty valve was examined, it became apparent that an easy fix was not in the cards.

  • Tex Creek WMA, Henry's Creek Fire willow_creek_from_red_granary_site.jpg

    Tags for special antlerless hunts go on sale Oct. 13

    In response to a wildfire that burned about 75 percent of the Tex Creek Wildlife Management Area near Idaho Falls, Idaho Fish and Game is offering special controlled hunts with 500 antlerless deer tags and 500 antlerless elk tags to be sold on a first-come, first-served basis at 10 a.m.

  • Prescribed fire preparation, Boise National Forest

    Prescribed fire near Arrowrock Reservoir could affect hunters

    The Boise National Forest expects to ignite a prescribed burn in a portion of Unit 39, which means a small portion of the unit will be closed to public access during the project.