Press Release

Press Releases

  • Four, Not Five, Fatalities

    The number of fatalities during the most recent hunting seasons in Idaho was four, not five, as reported in a February 18 news release.

  • Nonresident 10 Percent Rule Decision Set for May

    Fish and Game Commissioners will decide at their May meeting how to recalibrate trophy species controlled hunts to conform to a 10 percent rule for nonresident participation.

  • Bird Conservation Plan 1

    Idaho Partners in Flight has 1 an ambitious plan to improve habitat for birds in Idaho. The Idaho Bird Conservation plan lays out strategies for keeping bird habitats and making them better with a focus on partnerships and voluntary actions.

  • Spring Steelheading Looking Good

    The steelhead action has moved upstream for spring anglers.

  • Watch for Critters

    When deer and automobiles meet, both lose, but it is usually the end for the deer.

  • Elmore CO Wins Safari Awards

    Senior conservation officer Jeff Day, based in Elmore County, is the Safari Club International Conservation Officer of the Year.

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. The controlled hunt application period for moose, goat and sheep is coming up. When will the rules brochure and applications be available?

  • Elk Counts Completed in Units 43 & 44

    Wildlife personnel and conservation officers have completed aerial and ground counts of elk in game management units 43 and 44. In the South Fork of the Boise River Drainage (unit 43) a total of 814 elk were noted at five elk feed sites.

  • Commission Meets March 2-3

    Fish and Game Commissioners will take action to set big game hunting seasons for this fall when they meet in Boise March 2-3.

  • Pheasants Trapped for Transplants

    Wild pheasants trapped in Idaho and four other western states will be released in the Magic Valley and Upper Snake Regions this winter, part of a plan to try to rebuild ringneck numbers in southern Idaho.

  • Big Changes for Lake Pend Oreille Trophy Fishery

    Although most anglers have heard of the major changes in fishing regulations on Lake Pend Oreille, many are still wondering exactly what the changes were, what those changes were based on, and what more is being done to help rebuild the kokanee population.

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. I thought Fish and Game had an "electronic bulletin board service." What happened?

  • Fatality Total Worst Since 1982

    Idaho's 1999-2000 hunting seasons ended with the highest number of fatalities since 1982.

    Five people died in hunting-associated shooting incidents during the seasons recently ended. Four non-fatal shootings were also reported, below the 20-year average for such incidents.

  • Lost and Found! Missing Forms Found

    Data from an estimated 5,000 hunter report cards was recovered February 10, according to Assistant Director Steve Huffaker. It was still with the contractor in Omaha, Nebraska.

  • Radio News Available on Website

    For several months, Fish and Game has offered radio stations a telephone number with recorded sound bites. Now, that service is available on the agency website as well.

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. My son won't be old enough to buy a hunting license until after the controlled hunt application period. Can he apply anyway?

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. Why is the size of the hole limited to 10 inches for ice fishing?

    A. For your own safety. Idaho Code section 36-1509 specifies this. There are exceptions, such as the one on Bear Lake in the Southeast Region, where any sized hole may be cut to go after cisco with a dip net.

  • Lost and Found! Missing Forms Found

    Data from an estimated 5,000 hunter report cards was recovered Feb. 10, according to Assistant Director Steve Huffaker. It was still with the contractor in Omaha, Nebraska.