Press Release

Press Releases

  • No Fish Salvage Planned For Richfield Canal

    The Big Wood River below Magic Reservoir dam and the Richfield Canal will NOT be open to fish salvage this fall. Due to the amount of water left in Magic Reservoir, there will be sufficient seepage and spring water below the dam to maintain fish populations in the river and canal below the dam.
  • In The Field

    Hunting seasons are upon us and this is a good time for hunters to take some time to review this year's regulations. While the seasons are all similar to last year, a few changes are important to note. I will highlight a few changes here.
  • Fish & Game Seeks Information On Elk Poaching Case

    Hunters who have a permit for bull elk in unit 52A in October and November will unfortunately not have the opportunity to take a 7 x 7 point trophy class bull that was shot and left recently near Kimima.
  • Commission Changes Refund Date

    Meeting by telephone conference call September 12, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission voted to set October 1 as the deadline to apply for a refund, rain check for next season, or exchange a big game tag for one in another area.
  • Youth Hunt to Start Duck, Pheasant Seasons

    The popular youth waterfowl hunt has been expanded to two days before the regular duck season begins, and a two-day youth pheasant hunt will be held before that opener.
  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. When is duck season? I haven't seen the rules book yet.
  • Commission to Meet in Salmon in October

    The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet at 8:00 a.m. October 5 at the Stagecoach Motel in Salmon. There will be a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 4 at the same location.
  • Special Validation for Sage and Sharptail Grouse

    Saturday, September 16 is the opening day for sage grouse season in Idaho and sharptail grouse season will open October 1. For the first time, hunters after these birds need to get their license validated.
  • Correction on Turkey Story

    Last week's story on new controlled hunts for wild turkeys incorrectly said fall turkey hunting is only by controlled hunt. Actually, a general hunt for turkeys is held October 1-31 in units 73, 74, 75 and 77.
  • Successful Hunters Asked to Report

    Successful elk and deer hunters are now the only ones who need to send a harvest report to Fish and Game.
  • Youth Hunt Kicks Off Waterfowl Season

    Young waterfowlers will have two days of special hunting this year instead of just one. Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24 are set aside as Special Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days this year in Idaho.
  • Duck Talk Set

    Whether you are a duck hunter or just enjoy masterful wildlife wood carving, Wildlife Wednesday at the Nature Center has a program for you.
  • Check Stations Are For All Sportsmen!

    IDAHO FALLS - Most Idaho sportsmen take great pride in their comprehensive knowledge of hunting & fishing lore, but there is one basic rule that many have either "forgotten" or have simply never been made aware of. According to Idaho Code, . . .
  • 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. 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.
  • 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 Controlled Turkey Hunts Start

    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.
  • Correction

    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.