Fish and Game officials appreciate the public’s patience and assistance in helping wildlife recover after a record winter. The difference between people complying with the closure or not could mean life and death to many animals.
Idaho Fish and Game commissioners approved the spring chinook seasons and rules for the Snake, Clearwater, Salmon and Little Salmon rivers during its regular meeting Thursday, March 16 in Boise.
Fishing will open April 22, with a four-day-a-week season on the Clearwater River, and daily fishing on the Snake, lower Salmon and Little Salmon rivers. Once open, the seasons will continue as set until further notice. The season typically ends when the sport anglers' share of the run is caught, which varies by river.
Idaho Fish and Game commissioners on Thursday, March 17 set the hunting seasons for deer, elk, bear, pronghorn, mountain lion and wolf. The rules will be available online and in print in mid April.
You don’t have to be a taxidermist to find a treasure at Idaho Fish and Game’s annual fur auction.
This year’s auction of furs, hides, antlers, and other items is set for Saturday, April 22 at the Idaho Fish and Game office located at 3316 16th Street in Lewiston. Items may be viewed beginning at 8 a.m., with the live auction beginning promptly at 10 a.m. (PDT).
In recent years, the Sawtooth tags have sold out quickly and the rush to buy them overloaded computer servers and bogged down sales.
Japanese yew is an evergreen suitable for much of Idaho’s climate, which makes it attractive for landscaping. Unfortunately, it’s also deadly to animals.
Southern Portion Of Egin-Hamer Closure Opens April 1st
Fish and Game is asking the public for information regarding the recent poaching and wasting of five Canada geese, discovered February 17th at Mountain Home Reservoir. The birds were shot and disposed of sometime the week before.
Idaho Department of Fish and Game is seeking public comment on proposed changes to the upcoming migratory game bird seasons.
To view and comment on the season proposals, visit Fish and Game's public involvement page at https://idfg.idaho.gov/comment
In the aftermath of the Mile Marker 14 Wildfire near Boise and the Soda Fire south of Marsing, Idaho Fish and Game staff are looking for volunteers to plant sagebrush and bitterbrush seedlings to help restore both areas.
Up to 60,000 snow geese, white-fronted geese and other waterfowl use the Fort Boise WMA as a stop over on their northern flights.
Setting of big game and salmon seasons will be major items on the agenda when the Idaho Fish and Game Commission meet this week in Boise.
A public hearing will be held Wednesday, March 15 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Washington Group - Main Auditorium at 720 East Park Blvd. Citizens are invited to address the commission regarding agenda and non-agenda items at the hearing. All testimony will be taken into consideration when the commission makes decisions on agenda items at the meeting the next day.
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