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.
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.
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.
Fish and Game staff will be stocking nearly 34,000 catchable-size (10 to 12 inch) trout across the Southwest Region in October.
Idaho Fish and Game staff reminds hunters that they can avoid running afoul with the law this fall by simply reviewing the regulations and avoiding these common mistakes.
Whether you are a new hunter or a seasoned veteran, pheasant hunting opportunity in 2021 will not disappoint!
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.
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.
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.
Hey, deer hunters-- this is a reminder that most antlerless mule deer hunting opportunities were eliminated for the 2021-2022 seasons in the Southeast Region.
You can submit your hunter reports with the new online licensing system or by calling (877) 268-9365. The phone option is available 24 hours per day and seven days per week. Please have your hunting tag number when calling.
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:
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