Press Release

Press Releases

  • Fish & Game Commission Calendar for 2001

    January 18-19 Annual Meeting Public Hearing January 17 Boise Rules: Nonbiological for all big game animals; biological for moose, sheep, and goat (biennial). Fish Management Plan 2001-2005 March 15-16 Special Meeting Public Hearing March 14 Boise
  • Ice Fishing Safety

    By Mike Demick Clearwater Region Conservation Educator With the recent cold weather, many ice anglers are venturing onto the frozen surfaces of Idaho's lakes and reservoirs in search of hungry fish.
  • Sheep Hunt Set for Hells Canyon

    The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has approved a hunt for Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep in Unit 11, home range of some of the largest rams in North America.
  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. I read that a tag is required to hunt bobcats. Is this new?
  • Sportsman's Expo at Kootenai County Fairgrounds

    The Idaho Wildlife Council has scheduled the sixth annual "North Idaho Sportsman's Expo and Horn Show" for February 3-4 at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds. Show hours are Saturday, February 3 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, February 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Timely Tip puts Officers on Trail of Mule Deer Buck Poachers

    DRIGGS - Teton Basin Senior Conservation Officer Doug Petersen had his family's peaceful Thanksgiving Holiday festivities disturbed by a telephone call from a concerned landowner reporting some suspected poaching activity.
  • When Is The Ice Safe? No Sure Answer

    With the recent cold weather, many ice anglers are venturing on frozen surfaces of the area's lakes and reservoirs in search of hungry fish. Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials are asking ice anglers to remember their cold weather sport demands a few safety precautions.
  • Backyard Bird Count February 16-19

    Birdwatchers: Grab a pencil and paper, pour your coffee and observe the visitors at your bird feeder February 16 through 19, 2001.
  • Mountain Lion Season Closed in Hunt Unit 25

    As of Friday, January 12 the mountain lion hunting season in hunt unit 25 has been closed by order of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.
  • Hunter Education Class Registration Scheduled

    Although hunting seasons remain several months away, spring hunter education and bowhunter education classes are now forming. Because of high interest and limited space, participants are urged to register during upcoming registration sessions.
  • Hunting Seasons Wind Down

    The end of the last waterfowl seasons at sunset January 21 means oiling the guns and storing them away for most Idaho hunters.
  • Lion Quota Increased in Two Units

    Meeting by telephone conference call January 12, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission voted unanimously to increase the harvest quota for female mountain lions from 10 to 15 in management units 39 and 40.
  • Law Enforcement Stories

    Idaho conservation officers recently solved a case of closed-season deer shooting. An older man shot at a large buck out of the back door of his house. This was in a rural subdivision with other houses nearby. The deer was wounded and ran off, so the shooter had his son and another man follow.
  • Bear, Turkey Controlled Hunt Applications Due

    Applications for spring black bear and wild turkey controlled hunts will be accepted through February 15.
  • Correction to "Report by Phone" Story

    In a news release dated January 2, 2001, a phone number to report big game harvest was incorrect. The corrected release with an important message about being "on hold" at this number follows. Hunters Can Report by Phone
  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. I want to apply for a moose tag and an early season elk tag or late season deer tag. Since we can now buy nonresident tags can I apply for the trophy elk and late deer hunts as a nonresident and apply for the moose tag as a resident?
  • Jack Hemingway Annual Conservation Day

    October 10, 2001 will mark the first annual Jack Hemingway Conservation Day.
  • Winter Waterfowl Survey Recently Conducted

    In cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and Army Corps of Engineers recently surveyed wintering waterfowl populations in the Lewiston-Clarkston valley.