Press Release

November 2016

Reward Offered For Information About Dead Grizzly Bear

The Idaho Department of Fish & Game is working with the United States Fish & Wildlife Service to locate the individual or individuals responsible for the death of a grizzly bear on or about October 21, 2016, near the Coyote Meadows Road on the  Caribou-Targhee National Forest in Fremont County, Idaho.

Christmas gifts for hunters and anglers

People shopping in Idaho for Christmas gifts on “Black Friday” likely have a relative or friend who is an angler or hunter.  There is absolutely no end to the products that are available in the retail stores for someone on your list who hunts, fishes, camps or boats.

Hunters and anglers are probably the easiest people on your list to buy Christmas gifts for. There are items that would be appreciated that cost only a few dollars…all the way up to items that cost hundreds or more.

Bag a wild turkey for the holidays

While hunting wild turkeys in the fall often takes a back seat to big game, waterfowl and upland bird hunting, pursuing the elusive birds in the fall has its advantages.

“Hunting turkeys in the fall can be just as exciting as in the spring,” said Jeff Knetter, Fish and Game upland game and migratory game bird program manager.  “Plus in some places, you will likely have the woods all to yourself.”  

F&G bringing more Steelhead to Boise River

Another load of steelhead will be stocked in the Boise River on Wednesday, November 23, the second and likely last stocking for the year.

Approximately 250 steelhead were stocked November 10 and a number of anglers have reported tangling with the large fish.

Fish and Game will stock the fish at four locations including Glenwood Bridge, Americana Bridge, Broadway Avenue Bridge behind Boise State University, and West Parkcenter Bridge. 

Holiday bird seed sale set for December 2 & 3

The tenth annual Holiday bird seed sale will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., December 2 and 3 at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game Morrison Knudsen (MK) Nature Center in Boise.

Stock up on winter bird seed and find that special gift for the outdoor person on your list. Assorted types of locally-preferred bird seed will be available for purchase, as well as feeding supplies, books, apparel, jewelry, children’s gifts and nature-themed holiday gifts.  Nature Center staff will be available to help with seed selection and for education.