Press Release

Press Releases

  • Elk Hunters Help Wildlife Disease Research

    Some Idaho elk hunters can help Fish and Game conduct disease surveillance by taking a few minutes to send blood samples in to Fish and Game.

  • Women's Shotgun Clinic Scheduled For Blaine County Gun Club

    The Idaho Department of Fish and Game will conduct a shotgun-shooting clinic for ladies only on Tuesday, October 3 at the Blaine County Gun Club, Ohio Gulch Road. This introductory clinic will offer good basic training in shotgun use and safety for this fall's bird hunting seasons.

  • In The Field

    Hunting seasons are upon us and this is a good time for hunters to take some time to review this year's regulations. While the seasons are all similar to last year, a few changes are important to note. I will highlight a few changes here.

  • No Fish Salvage Planned For Richfield Canal

    The Big Wood River below Magic Reservoir dam and the Richfield Canal will NOT be open to fish salvage this fall.

  • Fish & Game Seeks Information On Elk Poaching Case

    Hunters who have a permit for bull elk in unit 52A in October and November will unfortunately not have the opportunity to take a 7 x 7 point trophy class bull that was shot and left recently near Kimima.

  • Special Validation for Sage and Sharptail Grouse

    Saturday, September 16 is the opening day for sage grouse season in Idaho and sharptail grouse season will open October 1. For the first time, hunters after these birds need to get their license validated.

  • Correction on Turkey Story

    Last week's story on new controlled hunts for wild turkeys incorrectly said fall turkey hunting is only by controlled hunt. Actually, a general hunt for turkeys is held October 1-31 in units 73, 74, 75 and 77.

  • Youth Hunt Kicks Off Waterfowl Season

    Young waterfowlers will have two days of special hunting this year instead of just one. Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24 are set aside as Special Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days this year in Idaho.

  • 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.

  • Duck Talk Set

    Whether you are a duck hunter or just enjoy masterful wildlife wood carving, Wildlife Wednesday at the Nature Center has a program for you.

  • Commission Changes Refund Date

    Meeting by telephone conference call September 12, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission voted to set October 1 as the deadline to apply for a refund, rain check for next season, or exchange a big game tag for one in another area.

  • Youth Hunt to Start Duck, Pheasant Seasons

    The popular youth waterfowl hunt has been expanded to two days before the regular duck season begins, and a two-day youth pheasant hunt will be held before that opener.

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. When is duck season? I haven't seen the rules book yet.

  • Commission to Meet in Salmon in October

    The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet at 8:00 a.m. October 5 at the Stagecoach Motel in Salmon. There will be a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 4 at the same location.

  • Check Stations Are For All Sportsmen!

    IDAHO FALLS - Most Idaho sportsmen take great pride in their comprehensive knowledge of hunting & fishing lore, but there is one basic rule that many have either "forgotten" or have simply never been made aware of. According to Idaho Code, . . .

  • Fall Controlled Turkey Hunts Start

    Fall controlled hunts for wild turkey will begin in the Southwest and Clearwater Regions September 15. The season starts October 20 in the Panhandle Region.

  • Fish Limits Reinstated at Mountain Home Reservoir

    By order of the Department of Fish and Game, fish bag, possession and size limits, together with normal fishing rules at Mt. Home Reservoir have been reinstated effective at midnight, Friday, September 15. That means normal bag and possession limits apply, as does standard method of take, i.e.

  • Brochure Tells Big Game Season Changes

    Changes in some big game hunting seasons, caused by a summer of wildfires, are explained in a new Fish and Game brochure available now.