Michael Gratson, 48, an Idaho Department of Fish and Game senior research biologist, was killed along with helicopter pilot Mike Haygens December 29 while conducting mountain lion surveys along the Lochsa River near Lowell, Idaho.
Michael Gratson, Idaho Department of Fish and Game senior research biologist, was killed along with helicopter pilot, Mike Haygens, on Thursday, December 29, while conducting mountain lion surveys along the Lochsa River near Lowell, Idaho.
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) will host an open house for public comment on proposed season changes for bighorn sheep, moose and mountain goat, on Tuesday, January 9, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Clearwater Regional Office, 1540 Warner Avenue in Lewiston.
After shooting a bull elk on a Sunday evening recently, a Coeur d'Alene man left it in the woods without even looking for the animal. The shooter, however, did stop by the regional Fish and Game office around noon the next day to ask if anyone had reported him for shooting from the road.
Editors: This is intended as background for potential stories on the coming chinook run. We will be sending news releases as warranted in the new year. This backgrounder was prepared by anadromous fisheries biologist Sharon Kiefer in the Fisheries Bureau at Fish and Game, (208)-334-3791.
Hunters pursuing Canada geese around Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge are reminded that Lake Lowell and some lands adjacent to the lake are closed to goose hunting. "We've cited a number of folks for violating the closure this season," Fish and Game conservation officer Clay Cummins said.
IDAHO FALLS - What started out as an idea by local county commissioners to reopen a popular farm to market road three years ago has continued to be a success not just for humans, but also for wintering wildlife.