Press Release

September 2021

Call to Idaho poaching hotline leads to heavy sentences for Missourians

A simple call to Idaho’s Citizens Against Poaching (CAP) hotline of reported illegal wildlife crimes in Custer and Blaine counties, resulted in multiple-year hunting, fishing and trapping license revocations, jail time, and thousands of dollars in fines and restitution to the state.

Fish and Game’s pheasant stocking program cancelled at the Zollinger Access Yes! property in southeast Idaho

The Zollinger Access Yes! property near Preston in Franklin County will not be stocked by Idaho Fish and Game this fall as planned due to significant changes in habitat conditions at that location.  However, birds will still be released to two Southeast Region Wildlife Management Areas during pheasant season.

F&G biologists complete first fish population survey in Warm River, a tributary of the Henrys Fork

In early September, Idaho Fish and Game fisheries biologists conducted their first population survey in the Warm River, a tributary of the Henrys Fork Snake River and sampled over 1,500 fish representing multiple fish species including brown, brook, and rainbow trout, mountain whitefish, and nongame species Paiute and mottled sculpin.

Although EHD affected deer numbers in parts of the region, there is hope for this hunting season

In 2003, a substantial die-off of white-tailed deer occurred in the Clearwater region due to EHD. However the die-off did not have significant impact on hunter success or number of 5-points harvested that year or the years that followed. Wildlife staff anticipate a similar outcome this fall. 

Video and supporting documents are now available from the Sept. 22 virtual public meeting to discuss the Priest Lake cold-water bypass concept

On Sept. 22, Fish and Game staff hosted a virtual public meeting to further examine the feasibility of implementing a cold-water bypass to benefit the Priest River fishery.



Woodhead Access Road on Cecil D. Andrus WMA temporarily closed

Idaho Fish and Game staff and contractors will be conducting an aerial herbicide application to control invasive and noxious weeds along the Woodhead Access Road on Cecil D. Andrus Wildlife Management Area, and the road is closed to the public for a few days while crews work.

Hatchery highlights for October: Cooler water means lots of trout headed to Idaho waters

Idaho Fish and Game is stocking about 312,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout throughout the state in October. With so many fish stocked in so many places, it can be hard for anglers to sift through the stocking forecasts and records to identify noteworthy stocking events. To make it easier, we asked Fish and Game hatchery staff to highlight some stocking events for the month: