Bird feeding is becoming a very popular winter activity for people of all ages. The fascinating world of birds is soon discovered when people place a feeding station near their home. However, the good intentions of some bird-lovers can lead to harmful effects on local songbirds.
Meeting in Boise January 18, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission voted unanimously to allow nonresidents to apply for moose permits in the controlled hunt drawings. They will be able to draw up to 10 percent of available permits. This year antlered permits will total 1003, up from 888 last year.
January 18-19 Annual Meeting
Public Hearing January 17
Rules: Nonbiological for all big game animals; biological for moose, sheep, and goat (biennial).
Fish Management Plan 2001-2005
March 15-16 Special Meeting
Public Hearing March 14
The Idaho Wildlife Council has scheduled the sixth annual "North Idaho Sportsman's Expo and Horn Show" for February 3-4 at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds. Show hours are Saturday, February 3 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, February 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
DRIGGS - Teton Basin Senior Conservation Officer Doug Petersen had his family's peaceful Thanksgiving Holiday festivities disturbed by a telephone call from a concerned landowner reporting some suspected poaching activity.
With the recent cold weather, many ice anglers are venturing on frozen surfaces of the area's lakes and reservoirs in search of hungry fish. Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials are asking ice anglers to remember their cold weather sport demands a few safety precautions.
Although hunting seasons remain several months away, spring hunter education and bowhunter education classes are now forming. Because of high interest and limited space, participants are urged to register during upcoming registration sessions.
In a news release dated January 2, 2001, a phone number to report big game harvest was incorrect. The corrected release with an important message about being "on hold" at this number follows.
Hunters Can Report by Phone
Q. I want to apply for a moose tag and an early season elk tag or late season deer tag. Since we can now buy nonresident tags can I apply for the trophy elk and late deer hunts as a nonresident and apply for the moose tag as a resident?