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Press Releases

  • IDFG Bobcat Pelt Tagging Deadline - March 10th

    The Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) reminds hunters and trappers of the March 10th deadline for mandatory tagging of bobcat pelts.
  • Get Ready for Bluebirds

    Even though snow still covers the ground and temperatures remain chilly, now is the time to get ready for the return of our state bird, the Mountain Bluebird. These lovely members of the thrush family arrive in the Salmon region usually by the end of February or early in March.
  • Pend Oreille Lake Levels Affect Kokanee

    by Melo Maiolie, Panhandle Region Fisheries Biologist Editor's note: the following is adapted from an article for a north Idaho sportsmans newsletter. It explains some of the important points in the continuing saga of one of the most popular large lake fisheries in Idaho.
  • Is Fish and Game Listening?

    As Fish and Game conducts public meetings and surveys around the state to obtain comment before big game hunting rules are set next month, some will wonder if the department is listening.
  • Idahoans Give a Hand

    Idahoans support their fish and wildlife with more than just license fees. More than 4,600 of them contributed hours, equipment and materials in 2000.
  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. I won't turn 12 until this summer but would like to apply in a controlled hunt drawing this spring. Is this possible?
  • Winter Recreationists - Use Caution on Craig Mountain

    The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is conducting a fire-related salvage logging operation on the Craig Mountain Wildlife Management beginning Monday, February 19, and is urging winter recreationists to use caution when traveling on area roads.
  • Registration Set For Hunter Education Classes

    Registration for spring and summer rifle and bowhunter education classes in the Magic Valley Region will be held the last week of February and the first week of March.
  • Big Game Comment Meetings Set

    Meeting times and places have been set throughout most of Idaho to comment on proposals for the 2001 deer, elk, antelope, black bear, and mountain lion hunts. The meetings will focus on proposals for the region where they are held, but comment may be offered regarding any proposal.
  • Cascade Pikeminnow Will Be Trapped

    Fish and Game plans a new approach to restoring Lake Cascade fisheries to their former glory.
  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. I heard the Fish and Game web site is going to change. When? Why? Will the address be the same?
  • Tours Available Of Lewiston Wildlife Habitat Area

    With bird songs and butterflies soon to be fluttering in the spring air, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game is offering teachers, youth leaders and interested individuals guided tours of the Lewiston Wildlife Habitat Area located near the IDFG Clearwater Region Office at 1540 Warner Ave.
  • Project Wild Workshops Scheduled

    The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has scheduled two Project Wild workshops for teachers and youth leaders. Workshops will be held March 15 and 16, 2001 at Lewis and Clark State College (LCSC) in Lewiston, and April 27 and 28 at the University of Idaho in Moscow.
  • IDFG Seeks Public Input on Proposed Big Game Regulations for Fall 2001 Seasons

    IDAHO FALLS - Sportsmen in the Upper Snake Region will have a chance in the next few weeks to comment on proposed changes on the upcoming 2001 Big Game Season framework. A series of open houses is planned in Idaho Falls on Feb. 20, Arco on Feb. 21, and Rexburg on Feb. 22.
  • Public Input Sought on 2001 Big Game Hunting Proposals

    Proposed changes in Owyhee County mule deer seasons and a cap on bull elk tags in the Boise River Zone are just two issues slated for discussion during a series of upcoming Fish and Game-hosted open houses.
  • 2001 Big Game Season Open Houses Set

    What is your definition of traditional archery equipment? Should it include only wooden arrows and longbows, or could it include recurves with metal arrows also? What is a traditional muzzleloader rifle?
  • Mountain Lion Season in Units 56 and 57 Closed

    A third female mountain lion has been taken from the combined hunt area of game management units 56 (Sublette) and 57 (Black Pine). This cat was harvested on Thursday, February 8, 2001.
  • Score a Turkey for IDFG!

    ARCHER - In hockey, three goals by a player during a game is called a hat trick. In bowling, when you throw three strikes in a row it's called a turkey.