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Hunting Clinics Planned for Youth and Women

Wed, 08/30/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) and the Coeur d'Alene Trap and Skeet Club have scheduled two hunting clinics to assist women and youth new to hunting, and those who wish to hone their hunting skills. The seventh annual Panhandle Region "Women in Hunting" clinic, and a third "Youth Shotgun Skills" clinic will… more

Commission Sets Waterfowl Seasons, Aprroves Limited Turkey Outfitting

Tue, 08/29/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

At their recent meeting in Boise, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission set waterfowl seasons for 2000 - 01, and established a two day Youth Waterfowl Hunt for September 23 and 24. This season's arrangement will maximize the number of weekend days for hunting, and extend the closing date to the latest possible allowed under… more

Commission Sets Process for Refunds, Exchanges for Deer, Elk Tags

Tue, 08/29/2000 - 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 will… more

Commission Sets Process for Refunds, Exchanges for Trophy Species and Other Species

Tue, 08/29/2000 - 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

Sixth Annual Wildfowl Fair Slated for September 9

Mon, 08/28/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The sixth annual Wildfowl Fair will be held at the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge Visitors' Center on Saturday, September 9. There is no cost to attend and lunch will be served. The Wildfowl Fair targets young hunters and is designed to foster a greater appreciation of waterfowl and improve hunting and outdoor… more

Residents Can Buy Nonresident Tags

Mon, 08/28/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Beginning September 1, resident hunters can buy nonresident deer and elk tags. The tags will be sold at nonresident prices, $235 for deer and $338.50 for elk, and can be used as a second tag. The new program is expected to be especially popular with hunters who enjoy going to different areas of Idaho. Fish and Game… more

Youth Hunt to Start Duck Season

Mon, 08/28/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The popular youth waterfowl hunt has been expanded to two days before the regular duck season begins. This year's youth waterfowl hunt will be held September 23-24. In previous years, the youth hunts were held on one day only. The regular duck and goose seasons in most of Idaho will begin October 7. Youth hunts… more

Limited Outfitting for Turkeys Approved

Mon, 08/28/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

For a three-year trial period, Idaho outfitters may use their own deeded property to take clients turkey hunting. The Idaho Fish and Game Commission decided during its August meeting in Boise to recommend the experiment to the Outfitters and Guides Licensing Board. The Licensing Board has the final say in the matter… more

Poachers Pay $6,113, Draw Jail Time

Mon, 08/28/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

A southeast Idaho judge has raised the ante for folks who want to gamble with poaching laws. Judge Lynn Brower of Bear Lake County sent a clear message to offenders of fish and game laws with fines and penalties totaling $6,113 and jail time handed out to two men who confessed to poaching two mule deer in Bear Lake… more

Lake Cascade's Clinging Crustaceans

Mon, 08/28/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

They're back, and on Cascade's trout. Small, whitish copepods less than one-quarter inch in length are once again being found on fish taken from Lake Cascade. The worm-like organisms are the reproductive stage of Lernaea cyprinacea, a crustacean related to freshwater shrimp. "Many Idaho waters contain these copepods… more

Wolf Plan Comment Deadline Near

Mon, 08/28/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The public comment period for the draft plan for managing wolves in Idaho once they come off the federal list of endangered species will end September 1. The plan, which was written by a committee established by the Idaho legislature, can be found on the Fish and Game web site at http://www.state.id.us/fishgame in the… more

Ask Fish and Game

Mon, 08/28/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Q. What stamps do I need to hunt birds? A. For upland birds, you only need a hunting license, unless you hunt sage or sharptail grouse, which have a special $1.50 permit to gather information on hunter numbers and harvest. For waterfowl, you need a license, a federal duck stamp, and federal harvest information permit… more

Sight In that Favorite Rifle

Fri, 08/25/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

With hunting seasons just around the corner, big game hunters around the region are asking themselves the same question: does my rifle shoot straight? That question can be positively answered on Saturday, September 9 at the annual Sight In event, to be held at Black's Creek Rifle Range, 2420 E. Kuna-Mora Road east of… more

All Cranes Are Not Created Equal!

Thu, 08/24/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

IDAHO FALLS - As the opening day for the sandhill crane controlled hunt season approaches, hunters are reminded that in addition to sandhill cranes, Eastern Idaho is also host to endangered whooping cranes. While whooping crane population numbers are still low, these cranes have been known to hang out with their more… more

In The Field

Thu, 08/24/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Cooler nights, county fairs, pick-ups hauling firewood, fields and roadsides turning brown...all are reminders that Idaho's great fall hunting seasons are just around the corner. Hunters are sighting in rifles, poring over maps of hunting areas and in general "gearing up" for good times ahead. There is one other… more

Lake Cascade's Clinging Crustaceans

Tue, 08/22/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

They're back... and on Cascade's trout. Small, whitish copepods less than one-quarter inch in length are once again being found on fish taken from Lake Cascade. The worm-like organisms are the reproductive stage of Lernaea cyprinacea, a crustacean related to freshwater shrimp. "Many Idaho waters contain these copepods… more

Poachers Pay $6,113 In Fines and Penalties

Tue, 08/22/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Judge Lynn Brower of Bear Lake County sent a clear message to offenders of fish and game laws with fines and penalties totaling $6113 and jail time handed out to two men who confessed to poaching two mule deer in Bear Lake County. On Wednesday August 16 th 2000, Josh Christensen, 22 and Nathan Humphreys, 24 both of… more

State, County Appeal Road Closure

Mon, 08/21/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The state Attorney General, on behalf of the Department of Fish and Game, has filed an appeal with the Idaho Supreme Court to open the Antelope Creek in Bonneville County. The county has filed a similar appeal to open the road, which it maintains. The road is an important access route to lands of the Caribou National… more