Press Release

July 2021

Fish and Game adds 2021 nonresident tag supplement to big game rules

In accordance with state law, Idaho Fish and Game has posted a supplement to the Idaho Big Game Seasons and Rules proclamation outlining the number of tags available to nonresidents and allocated to outfitters. Most of the tags sold out in early 2021 and are no longer available except for those that are periodically returned by hunters and outfitters, and Fish and Game periodically resells as they become available. 

The Fish and Game Commission sets the number of nonresident tags available in each elk zone and deer hunting unit. The 2022 nonresident tags will go on sale Dec. 1, 2021.

August fish stocking schedule for the Salmon Region

With the hot summer weather, it’s a great time to grab your fishing gear and go fishing.

Department of Fish and Game will stock over 14,320 catchable-sized (10 to 12-inch) rainbow trout at the following location in August:

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The number of trout actually released may be altered by weather, water conditions, equipment problems or schedule changes. If delays occur, trout will be released when conditions become favorable.

Anglers can find more detailed information on each of these waters, including maps, facilities, species present, stocking records and fishing rules by visiting the Fishing Planner on Fish and Game’s website.


F&G seeking information about a cow elk shot and left to waste near Sheridan Creek

Conservation Officers responded to the report of a dead cow elk near Sheridan Creek off the Yale-Kilgore road on Saturday, July 24. Upon investigation it was determined that the elk had indeed been shot and left to waste. The shooting is believed to have occurred on the evening of July 23.   

Fish and Game is asking anyone with information in this case to help us with the investigation by calling the Idaho Falls Fish and Game Office at 208-525-7290, the Citizens Against Poaching Hotline at 1-800-632-5999 or report online at Callers may remain anonymous and a reward is being offered for information that leads to a citation.

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Jack Chinook Salmon stocked in Mosquito Flat Reservoir

Personnel from Idaho Fish and Game's Pahsimeroi Hatchery released 67 jack Chinook salmon in Mosquito Flat Reservoir near Challis on Friday, July 23.

Jack Chinook salmon are less than 24 inches in length, and are considered in the trout bag limit when stocked in ponds. The trout daily bag limit is six (6), all species combined.

Mosquito Flat Reservoir, located 15 miles northwest of Challis, offers plentiful rainbow trout as well as kokanee. A Forest Service developed campground and boat ramp are located on the east side of the 49 acre reservoir.

For more information on Mosquito Flat Reservoir as well as other local fishing opportunities, contact the Fish and Game office in Salmon at 208-756-2271 or visit the Idaho Fishing Planner.

Inadvertent closing date change to pheasant season to be addressed by F&G Commission

It was not the intent of staff, or the Commission, to extend the season in Area 2 without public comment opportunity, so the Commission will take up the matter during their next meeting, at which time they will have the opportunity to restore the Nov. 30 closure.

Summer elk hunts require special preparation

With some early season elk hunts starting Aug. 1, Idaho Fish and Game officials remind hunters that they can increase their chances of success and avoid possible problems by  obtaining landowner permission, knowing the area they intend to hunt and take extra precautions to properly care for the game meat during summer weather.