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Hunt Drawing Results Available

Fri, 07/07/2000 - 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 by July 10. Unsuccessful applicants will not get a card in the mail. Results can also be learned by calling 1-900-896-3729, at a charge of 75 cents per minute; or looked… more

Input Sought on Outfitting for Turkeys

Fri, 07/07/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Idaho's wild turkey population and hunting opportunity has increased dramatically over the past decade. Tag sales increased from 1,333 to 16,781 between 1989 and 1999. Similarly, the harvest increased from 228 to 5,458 turkeys during the same time. With this increase in popularity, some hunters have asked, "why not allow… more

Tiger Muskie Angler Name Corrected

Fri, 07/07/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The correct spelling of the name of the angler who holds the current state record for tiger muskie is Dave Tacheny. The last name was misspelled in a news release on the record in last week's news package.

Ask Fish and Game

Fri, 07/07/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Q. It's too hot in the valley and I'm ready to head to the high country for some fishing. Fish and Game used to publish a guidebook to high mountain lakes, but now you don't. Why not? A. A number of years ago, the department did publish such a book which was extremely popular with many anglers but irked a lot of… more

South Fork Salmon Season is Closed

Fri, 07/07/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Anglers are reminded that the fishing season for hatchery chinook salmon on the South Fork of the Salmon River closed July 5. Salmon cannot be targeted by anglers fishing on the South Fork of the Salmon River, even if the fish are to be released. Fish and Game director Rod Sando signed the South Fork closure notice… more

Unfilled Controlled Hunt Permits On Sale July 15

Thu, 07/06/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Leftover tags for deer, elk, and turkey that did not fill during the regular controlled hunt permit drawing in June will be sold over the counter at the Magic Valley Region Fish and Game Office and regional vendor outlets on Saturday, July 15. All leftover tags are sold on a "first come, first served" basis. For our… more

Hailey Bowhunter Education Class Dates Set; Register Now!

Thu, 07/06/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

A bowhunter education class for all first-time archers will be held in Hailey from July 17 through July 20; each class session is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The class will be held in the basement of the new Blaine County Courthouse. This will be the last opportunity to attend a bowhunter education course in Blaine County… more

Leftover Permits on Sale July 15

Thu, 07/06/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Permits which did not sell in the recent controlled hunt drawings will go on sale at Fish and Game license vendors July 15. Sales will begin at 10 a.m. Mountain Time and 9 a.m. Pacific Time. A total of 2,220 permits are available for deer hunts, mostly in hunts for antlerless deer or in youth hunts. The youth hunts… more

South Fork Salmon Season Closes Tonight

Wed, 07/05/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The season for hatchery chinook salmon on the South Fork of the Salmon River will close at 9:00 p.m. tonight, July 5. Fish and Game director Rod Sando signed the South Fork closure notice today after fisheries staff advised him that the quota for incidental catch of listed chinook salmon had been reached. Seasons on… more

Salmon Season Closes In Three Areas

Fri, 06/30/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Fishing for spring chinook will close July 4 on the Little Salmon, mainstem Clearwater and the North Fork Clearwater at the end of the legal fishing day, 9 p.m. The 9 p.m. closure is for Mountain Daylight Time on the Little Salmon River and 9 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time on the mainstem and North Fork Clearwater Rivers… more

Sportsmen Pay Their Share

Fri, 06/30/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Idaho counties will receive more than a quarter million dollars this year to offset property taxes where Fish and Game owns land. Sportsmen's license money pays the fees-in-lieu-of-taxes (FILT) to keep counties from losing funding that would otherwise come from taxes on private property. These fees have been paid… more

Tiger Muskie Record Broken Twice in 72 Hours

Fri, 06/30/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Idaho's 1999 record for tiger muskie was snapped twice in late June. The old record of 34 pounds, eight ounces-set last year by Justin Olson-was broken by a 35-pound fish caught on the last weekend of June. Before the paperwork was submitted for that record, angler Dave Tacherv brought a 37-pound, 13 ounce tiger… more

Hunter Education Instructor Honored

Fri, 06/30/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Nick Hogamier of Wallace has certified 1,036 hunters in his 20 years as an Idaho Hunter Education instructor, a volunteer career that earned him the Instructor of the Year award. Governor Dirk Kempthorne was on hand in Coeur d'Alene to honor Hogamier for his service. Hogamier was given a lifetime hunting and fishing… more

Apply for Crane Hunts by July 15

Fri, 06/30/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The application period for sandhill crane controlled hunts ends July 15. Hunters can apply at any license vendor or by mail using the application form printed in the information brochure. Application can also be made over the phone by calling 1-800-824-3729 or on the Fish and Game Website under "What's New." The… more

Ask Fish and Game

Fri, 06/30/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Q. Last week I asked if I needed a hunting license to plink or shoot targets. The answer said I only needed a license if I shoot at an animal. Can you clarify this? A. You can shoot cans or other targets without a license. You actually need a license long before you shoot at an animal. If you are pursuing any animal… more

Cutthroat Spawning Creeks Open July 1

Thu, 06/29/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

IDAHO FALLS - Most anglers in Idaho associate the opening day of fishing with the Memorial Day weekend, but there is one special opening day unique to certain higher elevation creeks that doesn't take place until July 1 of each year. According to Regional Fish Manager Mark Gamblin, "We keep those creeks closed a little… more

Fish Limits to be Removed From Some Water at Hagerman WMA

Tue, 06/27/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Effective July 1, and running through August 31, the bag, possession, and size limits on all fish in certain waters at Hagerman Wildlife Management Area (WMA) will be removed. Those ponds include Anderson Ponds #1, #2, and #3, plus both Bass Ponds. On June 23, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission issued a special order… more

Hunter Education Registrating Set For July

Mon, 06/26/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Registration for late summer and early fall rifle hunter education classes will be held in the Magic Valley Region from Monday, July 10 through Friday, July 14 at various locations throughout the area. Those people needing the basic course, and planning to hunt this fall, will only have this opportunity to sign up for… more