Press Release

Press Releases

  • More of Unit 28 Ready for Hunters

    About two-thirds of Unit 28 in the Clear Creek burn area near Salmon has been re-opened to hunting.

  • Steelhead Run Continues Climb

    Idaho steelhead enthusiasts tend to be a hardy bunch who can tolerate a little adversity, but this fall-with a large run coming into the rivers early-they have a rare opportunity to go after the big ocean-run fish in shirtsleeve weather.

  • Commission Changes Elk Zone

    The current Big Desert elk hunting zone will be split for next fall's hunting season.

  • 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.

  • Fish and Game on the Alert for Diseased Deer

    A disease outbreak spread by gnats is responsible for the deaths of some 35 deer, discovered in a small area of hunting unit 11A southwest of Orofino.

  • 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.

  • Waterfowl Rules Available

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