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IDFG Offers Reward For Would-Be Cat Poachers

Wed, 07/04/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

St. Anthony - Someone tried to poach a cat in the Targhee National Forest near Sand Creek Wildlife Management Area last weekend, but the cat in question wasn't the four-legged feline mountain lion type, but a heavy machinery D4 Caterpillar bulldozer owned by IDFG! The same individuals also shot over one hundred bullets… more

Weiser River Zone Elk Hunters Should Do Your Homework

Tue, 07/03/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

If you're pondering the purchase of a Weiser River Zone A tag with thoughts of hunting cow elk in unit 32, there are at least two things you'll need to do in preparation for your hunt: get to know the hunt area boundary and get to know a local landowner. This special general antlerless elk hunt is a novelty for a… more

Last Shot At Bowhunter Education Course

Tue, 07/03/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is encouraging first-time bow hunters to sign up for the season's last remaining bowhunter education course, scheduled for July 11, 12, 17 and 21 in Lewiston. This course will be the last opportunity to get the required training before archery season begins. Anyone who has not… more

South Fork Salmon Season Closed

Mon, 07/02/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

What has been a fantastic chinook salmon fishing season on the South Fork of the Salmon River ends today. Effective July 2, 2001 at 9:00 pm MST, the South Fork will be closed to chinook salmon fishing. "Our hatchery chinook harvest quota has been reached," Fish and Game anadromous fish manager Sharon Kiefer noted. "We… more

Hunt Drawing Results Available

Mon, 07/02/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Hunters who have been successful in drawings for deer, elk, antelope, fall black bear, and wild turkey controlled hunts will be notified by postcard no later than July 10. Unsuccessful applicants will not get a card in the mail. Results can be learned now by calling 1-900-896-3729, at a charge of 75 cents per minute… more

Hunters Give Poaching Fund $43,000

Mon, 07/02/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Hunters contributed more than $43,000 to help stop poaching in Idaho when they applied for controlled hunts in May. Hunters applying for controlled hunts are given the option of donating $1 of their application fee to Citizens Against Poaching (CAP). From the 92,670 who applied for hunts in May, $43,232 was raised for… more

Ask Fish and Game

Mon, 07/02/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Q. Last week's question was about fishing in the Snake River on the Oregon or Washington border. It explained that I can't fish from shore on the Oregon side with my Idaho license, but what if I stay in the boat? A. An angler with an Idaho license cannot tie up a boat to the Oregon shore while fishing nor fish while… more

Hadley Reappointed to Fish and Game Commission

Mon, 07/02/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Governor Dirk Kempthorne has reappointed Nancy Hadley to serve as Fish and Game Commissioner from the Panhandle Region. Hadley, the first woman ever appointed to the Idaho Fish and Game Commission, will serve through June 30, 2005. She was first appointed by then-governor Phil Batt in 1997. Hadley is a financial… more

Rainbow Trout Stocking Report

Mon, 07/02/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Personnel from Fish and Game's Nampa Hatchery will be releasing more than 19,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout at the following locations during July. LOCATION NUMBER OF TROUT Boise River (Boise) 2,000 Boise River (Eagle to Middleton) 1,000… more

South Fork Salmon River Chinook Season Closes

Mon, 07/02/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

What has been a fantastic chinook salmon fishing season on the South Fork of the Salmon River ends today. Effective July 2, 2001 at 9:00 pm MST, the South Fork will be closed to chinook salmon fishing. "Our hatchery chinook harvest quota has been reached," Fish and Game anadromous fish manager Sharon Kiefer noted. "We… more

USF&W Hatchery and IDFG Stock Lunker Trout For Young Anglers

Fri, 06/29/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Young anglers - grab your tackle box and fishing pole and head to Lewiston's Burling Pond. Personnel from Fish and Game's Orofino Hatchery recently released over 250 lunker rainbow trout that average 1.5 pounds at the small pond in north Lewiston. The trout were raised at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife's Dworshak… more

Fish Limits Removed On More Waters

Fri, 06/29/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

As the water situation worsens around the region, irrigation companies are advising the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (Department) of possible total drawdowns at certain reservoirs. In order to allow the public to take advantage of this situation, and take fish that might otherwise die, the Fish and Game Commission… more

Fish And Game Sets Fire Restrictions

Wed, 06/27/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The Magic Valley Region, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, has set fire restrictions on all department property in the region effective Wednesday, June 27, 2001. As a result of the extremely dry conditions and the potential for fires so early in the summer, the Region has decided to impose these restrictions now.… more

Fish And Game Commission To Meet In Twin Falls

Wed, 06/27/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting in Twin Falls on July 9, 10 and 11 at the Weston Plaza. A public hearing will be held Monday night; anything of a fish and wildlife nature may be presented to the Commission starting at 7 p.m. On Tuesday, July 10, the Commissioners will meet in… more

Loving Dogs Often Harmful To Wildlife

Tue, 06/26/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

While this spring has been favorable for young wildlife, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game reminds dog owners that their loving pet can be harmful to area wildlife, especially upland game birds and deer. "We receive reports almost daily about dogs harassing both young birds and adults still sitting on nests… more

Panther Creek Opened to Chinook Fishing

Mon, 06/25/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Meeting by conference call June 21, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved a season on hatchery chinook salmon for Panther Creek in the Salmon Region. The season opened June 22. It will run through August 5 unless it is closed earlier for biological reasons. Fish and Game fisheries managers plan to transport at… more

Leave Forest Homes

Mon, 06/25/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Idahoans who provide their own homes with the comfort of wood heat might think of their neighbors while cutting a winter wood supply. With the soaring costs of propane, natural gas and electricity, thousands of Idahoans are out and about collecting wood for heating. Saving money is one of the biggest reasons for… more

Ask Fish and Game

Mon, 06/25/2001 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Q. Can I fish the Oregon side of Brownlee, or put in my boat on the Oregon side, if I only have Idaho fishing and boat licenses? A. You can put in your boat anywhere, regardless of what state's license is on it, the trailer, or your vehicle. With your Idaho fishing license you can fish from the shore on the Idaho side… more