Press Release

Press Releases

  • Fire Refunds for Salmon River Anglers

    Meeting in Salmon October 5, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission voted to approve license refunds for anglers who purchased short-term fishing licenses to fish on Salmon River float trips which were subsequently cancelled by Forest Service area closures.

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. Are there rules against electronic gadgets on hunting equipment?

  • Youth Pheasant Hunt Scheduled

    Your Salmon Region Fish and Game is offering a Youth Pheasant Hunt for budding young upland gamebird hunters on Saturday, October 28th. Participants will begin their day by meeting at the Fish and Game office to spend some time learning about pheasants as well as about hunting with dogs.

  • Pheasant Youth Hunt Slated

    First time bird hunters have a chance to learn from the experts at an upcoming pheasant youth hunt sponsored by the Canyon County Chapter of Pheasants Forever.

  • Proper Disposal of Game Waste

    With big game season nearly underway, hunters that butcher their own game are encouraged to dispose of their wastes properly.

  • Be Careful with Fire, Feed

    Hunters need to remember that the fire hazard on Idaho's wildlands has only been reduced from powderkeg to tinderbox level in many parts of Idaho.

  • Best Steelhead Run in Five Years Comes Early

    The best steelhead run in at least five years, maybe the best since 1992-93, is coming ahead of schedule.

  • Successful Hunters Asked to Report

    Successful elk and deer hunters are now the only ones who need to send a harvest report to Fish and Game.

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. Can I look up Idaho big game records on the internet?

  • Fall Hunting Outlook

    Despite months of drought and weeks of fire, the fall hunting season is shaping up to be a great one, regardless of the game you plan to pursue. Here's a rundown of this year's hunting predictions in Southwest Idaho by Fish and Game Wildlife Manager Lou Nelson:

    Big Game

  • Highland Valley Road to be Closed

    The 2,500-acre wildfire which burned in the Boise River Wildlife Management Area (WMA) last weekend has led to the closure of Highland Valley Road effective at midnight on Monday, October 2, 2000. The closure includes all motorized and non-motorized vehicle traffic.

  • C.J. Strike Gets Surplus Rainbows

    Get ready for some great fall fishing at C.J. Strike Reservoir. "We stocked 17,000 catchable rainbows in C. J. Strike Reservoir late last week," Fish and Game fisheries manager Dale Allen explained.

  • Habitat Rehabilitation Effort Needs Volunteers

    More than 2,500 acres of wildlife habitat in the Boise foothills went up in smoke last week as a result of a wildfire. Rehabilitation of that burned area is now underway, as is an effort to rehabilitate a 30,000 acre burn just north of Mountain Home.

  • Ageless Reservists Honored

    Fish and Game reservists from eastern Idaho are to be honored by Blue Cross of Idaho in Boise September 27.

  • Portion of Unit 28 Closed to Hunting

    The Idaho Fish and Game Commission honored a Forest Service request to close more than half of Unit 28 to hunting in a conference call meeting September 18.

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. How come the silly two-day split in duck season?

    A. The federal framework allows only a certain number of days in duck season. By putting the two-day split in midweek, the Commission gained another weekend at the end of the season.

  • Waterfowl Rules Available

    The Idaho waterfowl hunting rules for the 2000-2001 season will be available this week.

  • Steelheaders: If the Gum's Black - Put It Back

    The Idaho Department of Fish and Game reminds steelhead anglers that fall-run chinook salmon will be found in area rivers this fall. Some of these fish will have missing adipose fins, similar to hatchery steelhead, but all fall chinook must be released immediately.