Press Release

Press Releases

  • Fish and Game to Hold GPS Class

    Getting lost is a real concern for outdoorsmen in the Salmon Region. Big country can get much bigger in a hurry especially when you lose your bearings. The new GPS technology seems to be the answer, but sometimes using this technology can seem just as daunting as being lost.

  • Deer and Elk Surveys Underway

    The Idaho Department of Fish and Game, in cooperation with Potlatch Corporation and the Army Corps of Engineers, will be conducting aerial surveys of deer and elk populations in the Clearwater region in units 10A, portions of units 8A and 10.

  • Bringing Back the Bighorns: The Hells Canyon Initiative

    The area is vast, rugged and spectacular; an imposing, primitive landscape, twice the size of Yellowstone National Park. Eight hundred bighorns are estimated to live here, scattered in 15 different herds, but that is probably just a fraction of the numbers that once inhabited Hells Canyon.

  • Fisheries Plan in Place in Case of Drought

    Idaho Department of Fish and Game Department fisheries managers expect that the low snow pack will result in most irrigation reservoirs being emptied or going to minimum pool in the coming water year.

  • Clearwater Region Media Contact/Educator Changes

    Mike Demick has replaced the retiring Rod Parker as conservation educator at the Clearwater Region office in Lewiston.

  • Commission to Meet March 15-16

    The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet March 15 and 16 at Fish and Game headquarters, 600 South Walnut in Boise.

    The meeting will start at 8:00 a.m. each day. A public hearing will be held at 7:00 p.m. March 14 at the same location.

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. When do I apply for controlled hunts?

  • Fish & Game Reservists Receive Awards

    The Magic Valley Region of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game recently recognized members of the Reservist program for their efforts and contributions to fish and wildlife management in 2000.

  • Checkoff for Wildlife

    If Idahoans look up from their income tax paperwork long enough to see the spring migration of songbirds, it should remind them to make one extra mark on their return forms.

  • Bighorn Tag Brings $80,000

    The Idaho bighorn auction permit brought $80,000 at the recent Foundation for North American Wild Sheep (FNAWS) annual convention in Reno. Last year's tag went for $46,000.

  • Trophy Big Game Animals Measured

    Hunters with trophy big game animals they want measured and scored on the Boone and Crockett or Pope and Young system are invited to bring their trophies to the Idaho Fish and Game Office at 1345 Barton Road, Pocatello on March 7.

  • IDFG Breakfast Forum at Helm Restaurant

    Outdoor enthusiasts are invited to the monthly Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) breakfast at the Helm Restaurant in LEWISTON, Tuesday March 6, at 6:30 a.m.

  • Winter

    Biting cold and driving snow sends most of us indoors to warmth and comfort. Outside, wildlife braves the elements, trying to survive yet another winter. That as many animals survive may seem nothing short of a miracle.

  • IDFG Bobcat Pelt Tagging Deadline - March 10th

    The Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) reminds hunters and trappers of the March 10th deadline for mandatory tagging of bobcat pelts.

  • Get Ready for Bluebirds

    Even though snow still covers the ground and temperatures remain chilly, now is the time to get ready for the return of our state bird, the Mountain Bluebird. These lovely members of the thrush family arrive in the Salmon region usually by the end of February or early in March.

  • Pend Oreille Lake Levels Affect Kokanee

    by Melo Maiolie, Panhandle Region Fisheries Biologist

    Editor's note: the following is adapted from an article for a north Idaho sportsmans newsletter. It explains some of the important points in the continuing saga of one of the most popular large lake fisheries in Idaho.

  • Is Fish and Game Listening?

    As Fish and Game conducts public meetings and surveys around the state to obtain comment before big game hunting rules are set next month, some will wonder if the department is listening.

  • Idahoans Give a Hand

    Idahoans support their fish and wildlife with more than just license fees. More than 4,600 of them contributed hours, equipment and materials in 2000.