The adult sockeye are “captive broodstock” that have been reared at the Eagle Hatchery for spawning and increasing the sockeye population.
Two bighorn sheep rams that were in immediate proximity to domestic sheep near Challis were euthanized Thursday, March 30, to prevent the sheep from potentially carrying disease back to the wild herd. One ram was a five-years-old and the other a six-year old.
Stocked with equipment and information, Fish and Game’s fishing trailer will soon be making more than 25 appearances at local ponds across the region, promoting fishing as part of a healthy outdoor lifestyle.
To learn more about the trailer program, contact the Fish and Game Nampa office at 465-8465. More information regarding the fishing trailer program, including other regional trailer schedules, is also available on Fish and Game’s website at https://idfg.idaho.gov/event/fishing-trailers.
Crews keeping flooding Boise River at bay to protect captive sockeye.
On Thursday, March 16, 2017, a bull elk was shot and left to waste on privately owned farm ground near White Owl Butte approximately 11 miles east of Rexburg in Madison County, ID.
A herd of approximately 180 pronghorn left Oregon in mid-January, crossing the then-frozen Snake River to the Idaho side, where they're living in close proximity to homes.
Youth turkey hunters get an early shot as Idaho's general season youth turkey hunt runs Saturday, April 8 through Friday, April 14.
Benefits from this year will be seen for several years, and in the case of sturgeon, possibly for decades.
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).
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