Press Release

Press Releases

  • Youth Hunt to Start Duck Season

    The popular youth waterfowl hunt has been expanded to two days before the regular duck season begins.

  • Limited Outfitting for Turkeys Approved

    For a three-year trial period, Idaho outfitters may use their own deeded property to take clients turkey hunting.

  • Poachers Pay $6,113, Draw Jail Time

    A southeast Idaho judge has raised the ante for folks who want to gamble with poaching laws.

  • Lake Cascade's Clinging Crustaceans

    They're back, and on Cascade's trout. Small, whitish copepods less than one-quarter inch in length are once again being found on fish taken from Lake Cascade.

  • Wolf Plan Comment Deadline Near

    The public comment period for the draft plan for managing wolves in Idaho once they come off the federal list of endangered species will end September 1.

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. What stamps do I need to hunt birds?

  • Sight In that Favorite Rifle

    With hunting seasons just around the corner, big game hunters around the region are asking themselves the same question: does my rifle shoot straight?

  • In The Field

    Cooler nights, county fairs, pick-ups hauling firewood, fields and roadsides turning brown...all are reminders that Idaho's great fall hunting seasons are just around the corner. Hunters are sighting in rifles, poring over maps of hunting areas and in general "gearing up" for good times ahead.

  • All Cranes Are Not Created Equal!

    IDAHO FALLS - As the opening day for the sandhill crane controlled hunt season approaches, hunters are reminded that in addition to sandhill cranes, Eastern Idaho is also host to endangered whooping cranes.

  • Lake Cascade's Clinging Crustaceans

    They're back... and on Cascade's trout. Small, whitish copepods less than one-quarter inch in length are once again being found on fish taken from Lake Cascade.

  • Poachers Pay $6,113 In Fines and Penalties

    Judge Lynn Brower of Bear Lake County sent a clear message to offenders of fish and game laws with fines and penalties totaling $6113 and jail time handed out to two men who confessed to poaching two mule deer in Bear Lake County.

  • Muzzleloader Rule Impacts Few Hunters

    The Idaho Department of Lands led the way August 17 in announcing more stringent fire-prevention rules on state and private forest land. The rules include a ban on discharge of muzzle-loading weapons.

  • State, County Appeal Road Closure

    The state Attorney General, on behalf of the Department of Fish and Game, has filed an appeal with the Idaho Supreme Court to open the Antelope Creek in Bonneville County. The county has filed a similar appeal to open the road, which it maintains.

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. I heard there is a grouse permit required now. What's the deal?

  • Dove Hunting Rules in Upland Booklet

    Dove and forest grouse hunters will find rules for their seasons in the upland game proclamation booklet, available at license vendors as well as Fish and Game offices.

  • Fire and Wildlife

    As the number of acres burned by wildfires adds up, many people wonder what will be left when the smoke finally clears and the last embers burn out. Charred stumps and ashen landscapes appear to be devastated, incapable of recovery and unable to support wildlife populations.

  • Commission to Meet August 23-25

    The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet at 8:00 a.m. August 24 and 25 at Fish and Game headquarters, 600 S. Walnut in Boise. A public hearing will be held at 7:00 p.m. on August 23 in the same location.

  • Sockeye Count Hits 165

    Fish and Game fisheries biologists predicted at least 100 sockeye would return to the Sawtooth Basin in this summer's run and now the figure stands at 165.