Press Release

Press Releases

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. When will I be notified about the turkey drawing?

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • Sheep Tag Goes for $46,000

    The Idaho bighorn auction permit brought $46,000 at the recent Foundation for North American Wild Sheep (FNAWS) convention.

    Jerry Tyrell, president of the Washington FNAWS chapter, bought the permit for the coming fall sheep hunt. Last year's permit sold for $36,500.

  • Hunters Not at Fault in Report Card Problems

    Hunters are not at fault in the problems with Fish and Game's deer and elk hunter report cards, said assistant director Steve Huffaker.

  • Fishing Rules Changed in Panhandle, Upper Snake

    Meeting in Boise Jan. 27, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission voted unanimously to change some fishing rules in the Panhandle and Upper Snake regions.

  • Fish and Game Receives Blood Award

    The Lewis and Clark Region of the American Red Cross has awarded Fish and Game employees its certificate of appreciation for donating 176 pints of blood in 1999.