Press Release

Press Releases

  • Brochure Tells Big Game Season Changes

    Changes in some big game hunting seasons, caused by a summer of wildfires, are explained in a new Fish and Game brochure available now.

  • Van Vooren Selected for Deputy Director

    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.

  • Southwest Chukar Count Up

    Chukar hunters can expect another excellent season in southwest Idaho. Chukar, gray partridge and quail seasons begin September 16.

  • Fall Is Harvest Time For Grizzly Bears Too!

    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.

  • Use Caution When Hunting From Tree Stands

    Deer hunters employ a wider variety of hunting techniques than do hunters of any other big game species.

  • Commission Extends Seasons Due to Fires

    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.

  • Commission Sets Refund Process,Tag Exchanges

    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.

  • Trophy, Other Species Refunds, Exchanges Allowed

    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.

  • Air Arrow Not Legal

    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.

  • Building Bridges at the Nature Center

    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.

  • Upland Seasons Open September 16

    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.

  • Burned Out? Website Will Help You Choose

    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.

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. Do I need a federal HIP validation to hunt doves?

  • Idaho Fish and Game Seeking Help From Elk Hunters

    The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is seeking help from elk hunters as part of the Elk Recruitment Project.

  • Hunting Clinics Planned for Youth and Women

    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.

  • Commission Sets Waterfowl Seasons, Aprroves Limited Turkey Outfitting

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.