Press Release

September 2016

Keep an Eye Out for Tagged Monarch Butterflies

Late summer marks the beginning of the monarch butterfly’s epic migration to wintering grounds in coastal California and central Mexico. In the western U.S., hundreds of these magnificent orange-and-black butterflies will be sporting white tags — each the width of an M&M and bearing an email address and serial number — in an effort to track the direction, route, and destination of their migratory movements. Researchers are enlisting the help of the public to spot and report these tagged migrants en route to their wintering grounds.

Fish and Game hosts Dutch Oven lunch

LEWISTON - - The Clearwater Region of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game will provide a Dutch Oven lunch at a sportsperson meeting to be held Thursday, October 6th at 3316 16th street in Lewiston.  

The meeting will begin at noon and will include presentations on big game hunting outlook, significant enforcement cases, fall fishing season updates and other related activities.

Governor Otter fills two vacancies on Idaho Fish and Game Commission

Source:  Office of the Governor, contact Jon Hanian, (208) 334-2100

(BOISE) – Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter announced the appointments today of two new members to the Idaho Fish and Game Commission, representing the Salmon River country and the Magic Valley on the seven-member panel.

Program will raise awareness of bat conservation and rabies prevention on Sept. 28

Health and Welfare state public health veterinarian Dr. Leslie Tengelsen will talk about avoiding bat rabies exposures in people and pets. Dr. Rita Dixon, Fish and Game state wildlife action plan coordinator, will review the ecology of bats and threats to a healthy bat population. After the presentation, Dr. Dixon will take participants on a walk to look and listen for bats.

Public Meeting: Impacts and management of Henrys Creek Fire on Tex Creek WMA

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game will host a public meeting on Tuesday, September 27 to seek input from landowners, sportsmen and other interested public concerning plans for habitat restoration and management of wildlife populations of the Tex Creek Wildlife Management Area.

Since the Henry’s Creek Fire has been extinguished, Fish and Game staff has been on the ground evaluating the impacts of the fire.  At the meeting, an overview of the situation will be presented along with potential rehabilitation and management options for this fall and winter.

Share your favorite hunting shots

Fall is here, and we're already seeing some great Idaho hunting shots on social media. Why not put them here, too?

We love seeing folks out hunting in the fall and sharing their experiences through photos, and we encourage people to share their best shots on our photo gallery.

It's quick and easy to download them, and don't worry, we won't ask for your favorite hunting spot, but photos may be used for Fish and Game illustrations and promotions.