An incredibly popular event with local families,. Area sporting groups will once again be joining with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) to host a Youth Outdoor Skills Day on Saturday, May 13th, at Beaver Dick Park on Highway 33.
Closed sections of Boise River Wildlife Management Area (WMA), will open to public access on May 1. This includes areas impacted by the Table Rock and Mile Marker 14 Fires.
Most of the mule deer and elk wintering on WMA lands have now moved to higher elevations, giving WMA managers the okay to allow human access to the areas.
The Boise Front segment of the WMA closed in mid-January to protect wintering big game animals, while the WMA’s Charcoal Creek segment closed for the same reason in early February.
The Fish and Game Morrison Knudsen (MK) Nature Center in Boise is getting ready for its annual Spring Wildlife Celebration. This family-friendly event will be held at the nature center on Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $3 per person, ages three and over.
The new fee will pay for land access for sportsmen and women, and depredation prevention and payments to farmers and ranchers if big game damages their operations.
Anglers often wonder how Fish and Game manages the fishing seasons, so the department created a three-part video series to help people understand the challenges and rationale behind the chinook fisheries.
Bass fishing in the river sections between Swan Falls and Brownlee Reservoir is inconsistent, Fish and Game’s Southwest Region Fish Manager Joe Kozfkay said. It's good in some sections poor in others, and same for tributaries. Biologists want to find out why.
Personnel from Fish and Game's McCall and Nampa Hatcheries will be releasing
more than 100,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout at the following locations during May.
Due to continued high water, fish earmarked for river stocking will be allocated to local ponds.
LOCATION WEEK STOCKED NUMBER OF TROUT
Browns Pond (McCall) May 15 450
Caldwell Pond #2 May 1 500
Cascade Reservoir May 22 42,000
Corral Creek Reservoir (Cascade) May 29 3,500
Duff Lane Pond (Middleton) May 1 225
East Mountain Reservoir (Cascade) May 22 500
In early April, a thief made off with tens of thousands of dollars of big game live-trapping and monitoring equipment, together with the Fish and Game trailer they were stored in.
Now the public’s help is being sought to bring the case to a close. A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the trailer thief.
Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet May 16-17 at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s Salmon regional office in Salmon.
A public hearing will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 16 at 99 Highway 93 North. Citizens are invited to address the commission on any topic related to Fish and Game business. All testimony will be taken into consideration when the commission makes decisions on agenda items at the meeting the next day.
New hunters or hunters new to Idaho are invited to attend the Idaho Big Game Hunting 101 workshop sponsored by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. The May 6th outdoor skills workshop will be held at Fish and Game Headquarters – 600 S. Walnut in Boise from 8am to 5pm. Workshop cost is $15/participant.
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.
A one-year-old bighorn sheep ram that mingled with domestic sheep near Challis was euthanized Friday, April 14, to prevent the sheep from potentially carrying disease back to the wild herd. This is the third bighorn sheep removed from the same area on the edge of Challis since March 30.
Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials euthanized the yearling ram after receiving reports that it was observed inside a pen on private property with a small flock of domestic sheep.
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