Press Release

Press Releases

  • Services Set for Biologist Killed in Crash

    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.
  • Comment Sought on Trophy Species Seasons

    Nonresident hunter numbers will be trimmed, California bighorn sheep permits cut dramatically, and moose hunting expanded in proposals by Fish and Game that are on the table now for public comment.
  • Memorial Reception For IDFG Biologist

    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.
  • Hunters Can Report by Phone

    Successful deer and elk hunters can either mail their harvest report cards or, for the first time, call the information in by phone.
  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. I lost my hunter education card. How can I replace it? A. Look on the Fish and Game website at:
  • Open House Slated for Trophy Species

    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.
  • Law Enforcement Tales

    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.
  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. When does spring steelhead season open?
  • Shooting Ranges Receive Funds

    Some of the shooting ranges around Idaho are upgrading their facilities with funding derived from wildlife violation fines.
  • Commission Supports Clearwater Elk Initiative

    The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has raised Fish and Game's stake in the effort to restore one of America's premier elk herds.
  • Spring Chinook Runsize Estimate Shows Upswing

    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.
  • Lake Lowell Goose Closure Remains In Effect

    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.
  • Houndsmen Help IDFG Radiocollar Mountain Lions

    With winter snows blanketing most of the area, several local houndsmen are working with Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) to capture and radiocollar mountain lions in north central Idaho.
  • Successful Egin-Hamer Area Closure Goes Back Into Effect Again on January 1st

    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.
  • Sorry! No Ice, No Fishing At Ririe Reservoir!

    IDAHO FALLS - It's hard to have an ice fishing season without any ice, but that is exactly what's happening at Ririe Reservoir right now.
  • It's a Bird! It's a Plane! No, It's a Biologist!

    IDAHO FALLS - Wildlife managers use many tools to help them perform their jobs. Among the more romantic, yet dangerous of these are helicopters and fixed-winged aircraft.
  • Licenses for Disabled Made More Available

    Licenses for disabled hunters and anglers will now be available at selected vendors or by mailing or visiting any Idaho Fish and Game Regional office or Headquarters.