Press Release

Press Releases

  • When Is The Ice Safe? No Sure Answer

    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.
  • Backyard Bird Count February 16-19

    Birdwatchers: Grab a pencil and paper, pour your coffee and observe the visitors at your bird feeder February 16 through 19, 2001.
  • Mountain Lion Season Closed in Hunt Unit 25

    As of Friday, January 12 the mountain lion hunting season in hunt unit 25 has been closed by order of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.
  • Hunter Education Class Registration Scheduled

    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.
  • Hunting Seasons Wind Down

    The end of the last waterfowl seasons at sunset January 21 means oiling the guns and storing them away for most Idaho hunters.
  • Lion Quota Increased in Two Units

    Meeting by telephone conference call January 12, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission voted unanimously to increase the harvest quota for female mountain lions from 10 to 15 in management units 39 and 40.
  • Law Enforcement Stories

    Idaho conservation officers recently solved a case of closed-season deer shooting. An older man shot at a large buck out of the back door of his house. This was in a rural subdivision with other houses nearby. The deer was wounded and ran off, so the shooter had his son and another man follow.
  • Bear, Turkey Controlled Hunt Applications Due

    Applications for spring black bear and wild turkey controlled hunts will be accepted through February 15.
  • Correction to "Report by Phone" Story

    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
  • Ask Fish and Game

    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?
  • Jack Hemingway Annual Conservation Day

    October 10, 2001 will mark the first annual Jack Hemingway Conservation Day.
  • Winter Waterfowl Survey Recently Conducted

    In cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and Army Corps of Engineers recently surveyed wintering waterfowl populations in the Lewiston-Clarkston valley.
  • Wild Turkey Regulations Available

    The 2001 Idaho Wild turkey regulations are now available at all license vendors and Fish and Game offices. Similar to Idaho's expanding turkey population, hunter opportunity and bag limits continue to increase, with hunters allowed to harvest three birds during the year.
  • Anglers Catch Money!

    Sixteen lucky anglers who made the extra effort to send in tags from rainbow trout they caught will receive $50.00 each for their catch.
  • Ice Anglers - Happily Walking on Water

    This winter's harsh weather has got avid ice anglers walking on water. In fact, most of the bundled up anglers are happily trying to keep the secret to themselves. Well, the secret is out - ice fishing in the Clearwater Region is hot.
  • Fish & Game Recognizes Volunteer Instructors

    Each year in Idaho, hundreds of dedicated volunteers give of themselves to teach aspiring hunters the subtleties of a deer stalk, how to identify ducks, the safe way to handle a firearm, how to take care of harvested game, how to stay alive if you get lost, and why it is important to have and comply
  • Avoid the Rush - Take a Hunter Education Course Now!

    The Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) is encouraging future hunters to get signed up now for the mandatory hunter education course, because those who wait may be left out in the cold.
  • Commission to Meet January 18-19

    The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet at Fish and Game headquarters, 600 South Walnut in Boise, on January 18 and 19. The meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m. each day. A public hearing will be held in the same location at 7:00 p.m. January 17.