Press Release

Fish and Game to host Hunter-Angler Chili open houses in Salmon and Challis

Enjoy some delicious chili and discussions about local wildlife and fisheries management

Local hunters, anglers, trappers and wildlife enthusiasts are invited to join Idaho Fish and Game staff at open houses in Salmon and Challis to visit about current wildlife and fisheries management in Lemhi and Custer counties.

Topics include:

  • Big Game harvest statistics and recent aerial survey results
  • Updates on the spring steelhead season and possible Chinook season
  • Local projects on Idaho’s less known alpine wildlife including Black Rosy Finch, Hoary Marmot, Pika, and others
  • Boone and Crockett/Pope and Young measuring demonstration and information on scoring and entering your trophy into the record books

The Challis open house will be held Tuesday, March 24 at the Community Event Center on Clinic Road. The open house in Salmon will be held Wednesday, March 25 at the Fish and Game Office, 99 Hwy 93 North. Both meetings will be held from 4 to 7 p.m.

Chili with fixings from River City Baking will be served free of charge while it lasts.

There will be no formal presentations, but several informative displays and handouts will be available, as well as Fish and Game staff to discuss and answer questions.

"Bring a friend or neighbor and come by,” said Fish and Game Regional Supervisor Tom Curet. “These meetings will be very informative and we hope folks bring their questions and appetite.”

These open houses are intended for anyone interested in fish and wildlife and are designed to stimulate informal discussions about wildlife issues in Lemhi and Custer counties. For more information, contact Fish and Game’s Salmon Regional Office at 208-756-2271.