Press Release

March 2017

Spring chinook seasons set

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.

Annual fur auction set for April 22 in Lewiston

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).

Canada Geese Poached, Wasted

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.

Commission to meet this week in Boise

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.