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Idaho Fish and Game

A day at a rotary screw trap

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 15:45 | idfg-tcopeland

Idaho Fish and Game biologists spend a lot of time collecting information about Idaho’s salmon and steelhead populations. These fish travel huge distances over their lifespan, so understanding those migrations are key to managing healthy populations. One of the best ways to do that is by collecting young fish as they… more

Unusual coyote behavior reported in Bonner County in North Idaho

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 14:30 | idfg-tjross

Idaho Fish and Game has received multiple reports of highly unusual coyote behavior in and around the city of Sandpoint in Bonner County.

In early Jan., reports were received of coyotes on Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort that were chasing skiers as they navigated down the slopes. Fish and Game staff worked… more

Fish and Game to hold open houses to take public comments on 2023 – 2024 big game season proposals

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 12:42 | idfg-tthompson

Wildlife staff from the Magic Valley Region, Idaho Fish and Game just announced that they will host four public open houses across the Magic Valley to take public comment on big game hunting season proposals for the upcoming 2023 – 2024 seasons. 

Proposals will be available for review in early February and will… more

Three moose relocated from Wood River Valley communities

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 12:06 | idfg-tthompson

Idaho Fish and Game staff recently moved three moose when they became a public safety hazard in Sun Valley, Ketchum and Hailey. Moose can become a threat to public safety, particularly if they become stressed by human activity such as people getting too close, or the presence of dogs, both leashed and unleashed.

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Idaho's wolf population has dropped by about 13 percent

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 11:26 | idfg-rphillips

Idaho’s 2022 population estimate of 1,337 wolves declined by about 13 percent, or 206 wolves, compared with the 2021 estimate based on cameras surveys that measure the population during summer near its annual peak. 

“Wolf population reduction has been a priority of the Fish and Game Commission,” Idaho Fish and… more

Henrys Lake Quarterly Newsletter – Winter 2022/2023

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 09:12 | idfg-ntillotson

Image Caption Henrys Lake

F&G will trap, attempt to relocate Cascade town deer this winter

Thu, 01/26/2023 - 09:00 | idfg-bpearson

The Cascade City Council passed an ordinance on June 13 that bans the feeding of most wild animals in town. The feeding ban was primarily a response to the large number of resident deer in city and the associated risks to human safety and property damage, as well as potential health-related concerns for the animals… more

Applications for spring turkey controlled hunts open Feb. 1

Wed, 01/25/2023 - 17:04 | idfg-cliess

Turkey hunters looking to apply for 2023 spring controlled turkey hunts can apply from Feb. 1 to March 1. Information on the spring 2023 controlled turkey hunts can be found in the 2022-23 Upland Game, Furbearer and Turkey Seasons and Rules book.

Hunters must have a 2023 hunting license in order to apply for… more

Idaho Fish and Game is carefully monitoring wintering big game in the Southeast Region

Wed, 01/25/2023 - 15:20 | idfg-jjackson

The Idaho Fish and Game has been monitoring winter conditions and potential impacts to big game animals throughout the Southeast Region. Though this winter has brought significant snow accumulations in some areas, especially in the southeast corner of the state, a winter-feeding emergency does not exist at this time… more

Upcoming hunter education classes in Clearwater Region

Wed, 01/25/2023 - 14:32 | idfg-jbruns

Attention new hunters!  If you were born on or after January 1st 1975, you must complete a hunter education course in order to purchase an Idaho hunting license.  Idaho Department of Fish and Game is offering several hunter education classes in the Clearwater region to help you meet that requirement.  These classes are… more

Handguns 101 skills course will be hosted at the Farragut Shooting Range Center in the Panhandle Region on Feb. 4

Wed, 01/25/2023 - 10:41 | idfg-tjross

Back by popular demand! Idaho Fish and Game staff along with NRA certified instructors will again be teaching Handguns 101 – A Fundamentals Workshop on Feb. 4 at the Farragut Shooting Range Center in Athol.

The class is geared toward new or potential gun owners with little or no experience with handguns.… more

Idaho Fish and Game will host spring/summer Chinook salmon public meetings in February

Tue, 01/24/2023 - 13:03 | idfg-jdupont

Don’t miss this opportunity to attend one of five public meetings to provide comments and opinions on how best to manage the 2023 spring/summer Chinook salmon fisheries in the Clearwater, Hells Canyon, lower Salmon, Little Salmon, and South Fork Salmon river drainages.

During these meetings, FREE pizza and… more

Moose dies north of Ketchum after eating toxic yew plant

Tue, 01/24/2023 - 11:16 | idfg-tthompson

Despite a 2016 Blaine County ordinance restricting the planting of noxious plants, including exotic yew, a bull moose was found dead in the backyard of a residence on Tuesday January 17, 2023, after eating the toxic plant north of Ketchum. A field necropsy was conducted by a conservation officer who confirmed that the… more

F&G initiates feeding operation in Hamer to reduce elk damage

Mon, 01/23/2023 - 16:14 | idfg-jbrower

 

Harsh winter conditions persist throughout the Upper Snake Region, bringing elk into the lower elevations and areas near farming and cattle operations. Since early December residents in the rural community of Hamer have seen around 2,500 elk move into the area, causing a hazard to motorists along Interstate 15… more

Terreton moose shot in self-defense

Mon, 01/23/2023 - 14:35 | idfg-jbrower

The large moose had been frequenting residential areas around the Mud Lake and Terreton areas for over a week and had reportedly become increasingly agitated. 

The man involved in the incident had been attempting to haze the moose out of the yard when the moose charged at him.  At that point the man decided to… more

F&G Citizen Shooting Range Advisory Committee to meet virtually Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. MST

Fri, 01/20/2023 - 18:04 | idfg-cliess

The Idaho Fish and Game Citizen Shooting Range Advisory Committee will hold their first meeting of 2023 on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. MST. The meeting will be streamed live via Zoom. 

Members of the public can observe the meeting by visiting the above link or can watch the meeting in the Owyhee Room at Idaho Fish… more

Moose attacks and injures Ketchum woman

Thu, 01/19/2023 - 11:10 | idfg-tthompson

On the evening of January 13, 2023, a resident of Ketchum received substantial injuries in her driveway area after a moose attack. The incident was preceded by an encounter between an unleashed small dog and the moose. When the homeowner attempted to intervene, the moose, which was approximately 20 feet away, charged… more

River otter trapping closes for the season in the Upper Snake Region

Wed, 01/18/2023 - 12:00 | idfg-jbrower

The river otter harvest quota for Idaho’s Upper Snake Region was reached at 5 p.m. Tuesday, January 17. The otter trapping season for the entire region closes 72 hours after the harvest quota has been met. As a result, the otter season for the Upper Snake closes at 5 p.m. Friday, January 20.

Any otter trapped… more