Press Release

Press Releases

  • Big Game Record Book Updated

    The 2000 edition of the Idaho Big Game Record Book has been completed with 61 new entries.

    The record book is compiled by Fish and Game retiree Ralph Pehrson and is currently available at department offices. It will appear at a later date on the department web site.

  • Fees Changed for Trophy Species Drawing

    Due to the recent Legislative approval of a Fish and Game fee increase package, prices for the upcoming application period for moose, goat, and sheep hunts will increase to the new fee levels.

  • Incredible Idaho on the Web

    Now you can view Incredible Idaho videos on your computer. Watch an angler catch a huge sturgeon in Hells Canyon or go along on a bighorn sheep capture!

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. I plan on going bear hunting this spring. Do I have to bring the meat home?

  • Spring Steelhead Fishing

    With spring Steelhead fishing winding down, anglers can still find opportunities to land a hatchery Clearwater "B". The total number of adult steelhead over Lower Granite Dam in 1999 was 77,000 fish, which is just below the ten-year average of 84,500 fish.

  • Spring Fishing Heats Up

    The warm spring days are bringing out fishermen anxious to wet a line in area waters according to Rick Cooper, Sr. Conservation Officer for Idaho Fish & Game.

  • Idaho Falls Site of this years Annual Fur Sale by Idaho Department of Fish & Game

    IDAHO FALLS- Fur Sale? Has Fish & Game resorted to selling fur coats to make ends meet? No, It's time for the annual fur sale of raw furs confiscated from poachers or removed from abandoned animals.

  • Mountain Lion Season Closed in Hunt Unit 25

    As of Monday, March 27 the mountain lion hunting season in hunt unit 25 has been closed by order of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG).

  • Summer Host(s) Sought for Horsethief Reservoir

    Wanted: a person or persons to spend the entire summer in a beautifully scenic location. Occupy shaded campsite on lakeshore. Meet and greet new people each day. Trout fishing available just a few feet from front door. Sounds like tough duty doesn't it?

  • Don't Get Fooled on April 1 Opening of Southern Portion of Egin-Hamer Closure Area

    IDAHO FALLS- Everyone knows that April 1 is "April Fools Day," but local resource management agencies want to make sure that no one gets fooled by new management guidelines regarding the Egin-Hamer Closure Area.

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. An Idaho landowner I know told me I don't need a hunting license to hunt on their private land. Is that true?

  • Commission to Meet in Pocatello April 5-7

    The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet at 8:00 a.m. April 6 at Cavanaughs Pocatello Hotel, 1555 Pocatello Creek Road in Pocatello. A public hearing will be held the previous evening, April 5, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the same location.

  • Harvest, Draw Figures Available

    Statistics on last year's deer, elk, and antelope controlled hunts, as well as harvest information on general and controlled hunts, will be available to hunters next week.

  • Peregrines Ready to Nest

    Rumors of a remarkable bird's demise proved premature this spring.

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q.Where can I find steelhead catch rates and run information?

    A. Look on the Fish and Game website at

  • Bear Baiting Rules Changed

    At the recent Fish and Game Commission meeting in Boise, there was a unanimous decision to reduce the distance required between bear bait and water. In the past, it was set by rule at 200 yards. The commission reduced that distance to 200 feet.

  • Discounted Bear, Lion Tags Available for Fall Hunts Only

    When the Fish and Game Commission approved new rules for big game seasons, it changed the limits in some areas on bears and mountain lions, and discounted tag prices. The changes are effective July first.

  • Correction to Report System Story

    In a Fish and Game news release dated March10, 2000, it was stated that the Fish and Game Commission had asked Fish and Game to design a plan to use a mandatory report system for all controlled hunts and a telephone survey for elk and deer general season hunts.