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Fish Limits Reinstated at Mountain Home Reservoir

Mon, 09/11/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

By order of the Department of Fish and Game, fish bag, possession and size limits, together with normal fishing rules at Mt. Home Reservoir have been reinstated effective at midnight, Friday, September 15. That means normal bag and possession limits apply, as does standard method of take, i.e. fishing with hook and line… more

Brochure Tells Big Game Season Changes

Mon, 09/11/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Changes in some big game hunting seasons, caused by a summer of wildfires, are explained in a new Fish and Game brochure available now. The brochure is a supplement to big game hunting rules and has the same authority. The special rules are in effect from September 5 through December 31, 2000. Hunters can find the… more

Van Vooren Selected for Deputy Director

Mon, 09/11/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Southwest Regional Supervisor Al Van Vooren has been selected as Deputy Director of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. He will fill the position left by retired Assistant Director Jerry Mallet. The selection was announced by Director Rod Sando at a September 5 staff meeting. Van Vooren, regional supervisor… more

Southwest Chukar Count Up

Mon, 09/11/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Chukar hunters can expect another excellent season in southwest Idaho. Chukar, gray partridge and quail seasons begin September 16. Aerial surveys around Brownlee and Lucky Peak Reservoirs showed a 23 percent increase over the 10-year average and 11 percent more than last year at Brownlee, 24 percent over the average… more

Fall Controlled Turkey Hunts Start

Mon, 09/11/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Fall controlled hunts for wild turkey will begin in the Southwest and Clearwater Regions September 15. The season starts October 20 in the Panhandle Region. Fall turkey hunting began in a limited way in 1998 and 1999. Additional hunting was approved for this fall by the Fish and Game Commission because Idaho's wild… more

Correction

Mon, 09/11/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

In a press release relating extensions to big game seasons, which was sent out from Fish and Game headquarters September 5 and 6, the Selway and Middle Fork "B" tag elk hunts were both identified as antlered-only hunts. That was incorrect. The Selway hunt is open to taking of antlered elk only (bulls) and the Middle Fork… more

Ask Fish and Game

Mon, 09/11/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Q. The rule book says if I get a controlled hunt permit I can't hunt any other deer, but I heard I could buy a leftover nonresident tag and use it as a second tag. Which is it? A. You heard correct. The Commission passed the leftover tag rule after the book was printed, so the book is incorrect. You will be charged… more

Fall Is Harvest Time For Grizzly Bears Too!

Fri, 09/08/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Yellowstone Ecosystem - As cooling evenings and shortening days signal the onset of autumn, the instinct to prepare for the coming winter is triggered in both man and animal alike. Sometimes, the similar reactions of the two hunter-gatherers to the coming autumn result in chance meetings. The result of these encounters… more

Use Caution When Hunting From Tree Stands

Fri, 09/08/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Deer hunters employ a wider variety of hunting techniques than do hunters of any other big game species. Still hunting, spotting and stalking, driving (or "brushing"), stand hunting (tree or ground), calling, rattling, floating in a drift boat...all are methods which bring success in deer hunting with the right… more

Idaho Fish and Game Seeking Help From Elk Hunters

Tue, 09/05/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is seeking help from elk hunters as part of the Elk Recruitment Project. Because elk hunters play an essential role in helping the Department understanding factors affecting elk population dynamics, bull elk hunters in the Lolo, Elk city, and McCall zones are being asked to collect… more

Commission Extends Seasons Due to Fires

Tue, 09/05/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Meeting by conference call September 5, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission voted unanimously to extend some general seasons and controlled hunts in areas affected by wildfire closures. In the Selway (antlered-only) and Middle Fork (any elk) elk zones, the commission changed the B tag elk hunt to run from September 15… more

Commission Sets Refund Process,Tag Exchanges

Tue, 09/05/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has established a process for hunting license and tag rain checks, refunds, or exchanges for areas closed due to fire. Hunters who have purchased tags and who can show in good faith that they intended to hunt in an area closed by the land managing agency to all recreational activity… more

Trophy, Other Species Refunds, Exchanges Allowed

Tue, 09/05/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has established a process for hunting license and tag rain checks, refunds or exchanges for areas closed due to fire. For hunters with trophy species, bear and lion tags and permits, the following process applies. (see the basic rules for the application process after species… more

Air Arrow Not Legal

Tue, 09/05/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission, meeting in Boise August 25, passed a rule outlawing a newly-developed "compressed air arrow." The tubular metal arrows contain a sealed chamber loaded with compressed air, which is supposed to erupt into the wound made by the arrow, making it more deadly. The Commission, in a move… more

Building Bridges at the Nature Center

Tue, 09/05/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Next time you visit the MK Nature Center at Fish and Game headquarters in Boise you may be walking on old milk jugs that you threw into your recycle bin. Over $8000 worth of an innovative material called "ChoiceDek" has been donated to the MK Nature Center to rebuild splintering bridges. Weyerhaeuser, in cooperation… more

Upland Seasons Open September 16

Tue, 09/05/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Seasons for chukar, gray (Hungarian) partridge, quail and sage grouse will open September 16. Forest grouse, mourning dove, cottontail rabbit and snowshoe hare seasons opened September 1. Dove season will be the first to close, September 30, and has limits of ten daily and 20 in possession. Sharp-tailed grouse… more

Burned Out? Website Will Help You Choose

Tue, 09/05/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Hunters who are eligible to change elk zones because of a total recreation closure of their area by a land management agency can get help choosing from the Fish and Game website. A new page under the refund and exchange information contains a list of elk tag sales by zone. Hunters can now get an idea of how many… more

Ask Fish and Game

Tue, 09/05/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Q. Do I need a federal HIP validation to hunt doves? A. You sure do. The harvest information program permit is required for anyone who hunts waterfowl, snipe, sandhill cranes, or doves. It helps the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service keep track of populations and harvest throughout the range of these migratory birds… more