Press Release

Press Releases

  • Elk in the Clear Creek Burn: To Feed or Not to Feed?

    The Clear Creek Fire in game management unit 28 has left many people wondering what big game animals, especially elk, will be feeding on this winter. Impressions of a completely charred landscape have led to rumors that Fish and Game will feed wintering elk to make up for a lack of natural food.

  • Steelhead Anglers: Nez Perce Tribal Steelhead License Not Valid Outside Reservation

    Steelhead anglers are reminded that the Nez Perce tribal steelhead license is not valid outside the reservation boundary on the Clearwater River or on the Salmon and Snake rivers. However, an Idaho fishing license with a steelhead permit is valid on all three rivers.

  • Check Stations Show Increased Hunters, Success And Satisfaction

    Check stations run by Magic Valley Regional personnel on the opening weekend of the deer season revealed an increase of hunters in the field, hunter success, and overall general satisfaction. Most hunters commented on seeing "lots of does and fawns."

  • Pheasant Opener Set For This Saturday, October 21st

    IDAHO FALLS - Amidst the ongoing flurry of opening days it's easy to let one slip by, but bird hunters are sure to remember that pheasant season in the Upper Snake Region starts this Saturday, October 21.

  • Deer Hunting Success Up

    Even with less than ideal hunting conditions, mule deer hunters across most of southern Idaho found more deer on the hunting opener.

  • Sockeye Exceed Expectations

    Salmon biologists expected a sockeye return last summer of about 100 fish but 257 actually made the trip back to Idaho.

  • More of Unit 28 Ready for Hunters

    About two-thirds of Unit 28 in the Clear Creek burn area near Salmon has been re-opened to hunting.

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. I've got a two-pole validation. Can I fish for steelhead with two poles?

    A. No, the rules on fishing specifically prohibit fishing with two poles for salmon or steelhead.

  • Steelhead Run Continues Climb

    Idaho steelhead enthusiasts tend to be a hardy bunch who can tolerate a little adversity, but this fall-with a large run coming into the rivers early-they have a rare opportunity to go after the big ocean-run fish in shirtsleeve weather.

  • Fish and Game on the Alert for Diseased Deer

    A disease outbreak spread by gnats is responsible for the deaths of some 35 deer, discovered in a small area of hunting unit 11A southwest of Orofino.

  • Commission Changes Elk Zone

    The current Big Desert elk hunting zone will be split for next fall's hunting season.

  • Fire Refunds for Salmon River Anglers

    Meeting in Salmon October 5, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission voted to approve license refunds for anglers who purchased short-term fishing licenses to fish on Salmon River float trips which were subsequently cancelled by Forest Service area closures.

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. Are there rules against electronic gadgets on hunting equipment?

  • Youth Pheasant Hunt Scheduled

    Your Salmon Region Fish and Game is offering a Youth Pheasant Hunt for budding young upland gamebird hunters on Saturday, October 28th. Participants will begin their day by meeting at the Fish and Game office to spend some time learning about pheasants as well as about hunting with dogs.

  • Pheasant Youth Hunt Slated

    First time bird hunters have a chance to learn from the experts at an upcoming pheasant youth hunt sponsored by the Canyon County Chapter of Pheasants Forever.

  • Proper Disposal of Game Waste

    With big game season nearly underway, hunters that butcher their own game are encouraged to dispose of their wastes properly.

  • Be Careful with Fire, Feed

    Hunters need to remember that the fire hazard on Idaho's wildlands has only been reduced from powderkeg to tinderbox level in many parts of Idaho.

  • Best Steelhead Run in Five Years Comes Early

    The best steelhead run in at least five years, maybe the best since 1992-93, is coming ahead of schedule.