Press Release

Press Releases

  • Correction

    Last week we said it was legal to shoot waterfowl from a boat, but it had to be dead stopped. Actually, the boat's forward progress from the motor has to be stopped. You can shoot from a moving boat but only if the motion is caused by current or human propulsion, i.e. paddle, oar or pole.
  • Fly Tying Class Offered

    Attention fly fishermen! Your Salmon region Fish and Game will be sponsoring an introductory fly tying class beginning at 6pm on Monday, January 8th and continuing the evenings of Wednesday, January 10th, and Friday, January 12th.
  • Trophy Game Open House Slated

    Bighorn sheep, moose and mountain goats - Idaho's premier trophy species - will be the subjects of an upcoming open house hosted by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.
  • Motorists: Watch Out For Wintering Big Game

    Similar to the rising snow depths, vehicle collisions with deer and elk are increasing as well. Local law enforcement agencies are urging motorists to watch for deer and elk, to slow down and give wildlife a wide berth.
  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. Is it legal to shoot a deer from a boat? A. You cannot legally shoot big game from a motorized vehicle of any kind and that includes boats. It is legal to shoot from kayaks, canoes, and other non-motorized boats, but it is not considered to be a safe practice.
  • Turkey Seasons Approved

    Meeting in Orofino December 6-8, the Fish and Game Commission has approved wild turkey hunting seasons for 2001 as proposed by the Fish and Game Department. Public comment was taken throughout most of Idaho before proposed seasons were presented to the Commission.
  • Deer and Elk Surveys Underway

    The Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) will be conducting aerial surveys of deer and elk populations in the Clearwater region in units 10A, 13, 14, 18, 19 and 20, from early December through February.
  • Former Fish & Game Commissioner Jack Hemingway

    On December 30th, Jack Hemingway will be buried here in Idaho, a place he loved for its outdoor life and wonderful hunting and fishing opportunity. "Idaho has lost one of its finest and he will be truly missed," Governor Dirk Kempthorne said.
  • Southeast Deer Tags Sold Out

    Nonresident tags to hunt deer in game management units 75, 76, 77 and 78 in southeast Idaho sold out in a little more than four hours December 1, the first day they were available.
  • Clearwater Region River Otter Season Closed

    The river otter trapping season for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game's Clearwater Region closed at 5 P.M., December 4, when the harvest quota of 14 was reached.
  • Fish Plan Comment Sought

    Fish and Game's Draft 2001-2005 Fisheries Management Plan is now available for public comment. A series of open houses planned in Idaho's seven Fish and Game regions will give the public a chance to shape the direction of fish management for the coming five years.
  • Anglers Surveyed

    How do Idaho's anglers fish, and what kind of fish management do they want? Fish and Game has been busy finding out.
  • Saving Winchester Lake

    Plans are underway for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game to repair Winchester Dam, thus preserving an extremely popular fishery near Lewiston.
  • Elk Poachers Receive Heavy Sentences

    A deer hunter's quick action and memory for detail recently helped Fish and Game conservation officers nab a pair of elk poachers.
  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. Is it possible for a cow elk to have antlers?
  • Open Houses to Discuss Draft Fish Management Plan

    Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) has scheduled a series of open house meetings for public review and comment on the draft five-year fisheries management plan for 2001 through 2005.
  • Thanks to Tip, Officers Nab Moose Poachers

    Thanks to the quick actions of a group of hunters, Idaho Fish and Game Conservation Officers Mark Rhodes and Mark Sands were able to act on the tip, locate, interview and cite two poachers for killing a cow moose without a permit.
  • Mountain Lion Sought In Orofino

    The Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) has requested assistance from local hound hunters in locating an errant mountain lion near the outskirts of Orofino. However, with the recent warm weather and lack of snow, tracking the lion has made scent trailing for the hounds very difficult.