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Sockeye Return Could Be 100

Mon, 07/31/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Idaho's sockeye salmon captive breeding program may pay off this year with the return of at least 100 of the endangered fish. Fisheries research biologist Paul Kline said more than 300 adult sockeye produced in Fish and Game's captive broodstock program had been counted passing Lower Granite Dam, the last dam in the… more

Bighorn Tag Lottery Nets Disease Research Dollars

Mon, 07/31/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Bighorn sheep disease research received a shot in the arm with this year's bighorn tag lottery. South Bend, Indiana hunter Rick Ferrara bought the right ticket this year. Fish and Game Director Rod Sando drew the winner July 26 in a brief ceremony attended by officers of the Idaho Chapter of the Foundation for North… more

Teachers Take Wild Knowledge Back to Classrooms

Mon, 07/31/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Teachers from all across Idaho will take more knowledge of Idaho's wildlife with them when they return to the classroom this fall. Project WILD II, an advanced program offered by Fish and Game for school teachers who have already taken Project WILD courses, recently concluded after teachers had the opportunity for "… more

Ask Fish and Game

Mon, 07/31/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Q.What's the process for reporting big game harvest this year? A. A. When you buy a deer tag or an elk tag, the license machine will print out a report form. Fill it out and mail it in within ten days of harvest only if you are successful. There is no supertag drawing with this hunting season and reporting method… more

Rainbow Trout Stocking Report

Wed, 07/26/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Personnel from Fish and Game's Nampa Hatchery will be releasing more than 33,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout at the following locations during August. LOCATION NUMBER OF TROUT Boise River (Boise) 6,000 Boise River (Eagle to Middleton) 6,000 Boise River, Middle… more

Potential Loss Of Winter Range To Fire Prompts IDFG To Ban Campfires On All Department Administered

Wed, 07/26/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

IDAHO FALLS- The increasing danger of wildfires, coupled with the recent burning of over 1,000 acres of critical deer winter range near Ririe Reservoir, has prompted local IDFG Officials to institute an immediate ban on all campfires on all lands administered in the Upper Snake Region, including all Wildlife Management… more

Upland Bird, Dove, Furbearer Rules Available

Mon, 07/24/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The 2000 and 2001 proclamation covering upland game birds, mourning doves, furbearers, falconry, sandhill cranes and other species is now available. The proclamation booklet is available at Fish and Game offices and license vendors. A PDF format version is available on the Fish and Game web site at for reading or… more

Hells Canyon Initiative Continues

Mon, 07/24/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

One of the luckiest hunters in America will win a chance at an Idaho bighorn later this month and help in a small way to fund a unique wildlife initiative. Idaho offers two bighorn tags each year outside the controlled hunt drawing process. One of the tags goes to the winner of a lottery; the other is sold at auction… more

Lots of Tags Left in Southwest Youth Hunt

Mon, 07/24/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Lots of deer tags are left in the multi-units youth deer hunt in Southwest Idaho, according to Fish and Game spokesman Jack Trueblood. "There were 1,395 permits available for this controlled hunt as of July 14. It offers a great opportunity for deer hunters to help their kids learn and encourage them to hunt." The… more

Hound Hunting Rules Changed

Mon, 07/24/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Meeting in Stanley July 13, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission changed the rules for hound hunting, making it possible to accompany a hunter without having to have a hunting license. The change is effective immediately. Previously, anyone who accompanied a hunter using hounds was required to have a hunting license.… more

Ask Fish and Game

Mon, 07/24/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Q. I drew on a controlled hunt. Is there a deadline for picking up my permit and tag? A. No, you can pick it up anytime up until the hunt closes, at any license vendor. It will cost $6.50 for the permit, plus the cost of the tag. If you already have a general-season tag, you will need to exchange it for the controlled… more

Salvage Fish From Fish Creek Reservoir!

Wed, 07/19/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

In a recent decision, the IDAHO FISH AND GAME Commission has removed the limit restrictions on all fish in Fish Creek Reservoir in Blaine County. Effective immediately, there is no limit on the number of fish anglers may take from Fish Creek Reservoir proper, Fish Creek below the reservoir dam, and Lava Lake. The Fish… more

Spaces Still Open for Hunter Ed Classes

Wed, 07/19/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Several upcoming rifle hunter education classes in the Magic Valley Region still have spaces available for those who missed the registration week. Anyone born on or after January 1, 1975 must complete the state-approved hunter education course before buying a license to hunt in Idaho. If you plan to hunt this year, this… more

Blackstone Reservoir Goes Dry

Mon, 07/17/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

If you've been planning a fishing trip to extreme southwestern Idaho, scratch Blackstone Reservoir off your list. The reservoir is bone dry. The state's newest "trophy" fishery located near Grasmere began draining several weeks ago when a water release valve failed. The 40+ acre reservoir drained quickly in the days… more

Wolf Plan Comment Sought

Mon, 07/17/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The draft plan for managing wolves in Idaho once they come off the federal list of endangered species is up for public review until 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 www.state.id.us/fishgame in the "What's New"… more

Idaho Fish Art Winner Named

Mon, 07/17/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Arimo junior high school student Crystal Clark was the Idaho winner in the second annual Wildlife Forever State Fish Art Contest. All the state winners for the Wildlife Forever State Fish Art Contest were recognized at the State-Fish Art Expo at the Mall of America in Minneapolis, Minnesota from June 2-4. A massive… more

Commissioners Honor Instructor

Mon, 07/17/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Charles Cox of Shelley was honored recently by the Fish and Game Commission for his contributions to hunter education. Commissioners gave their award for "Continuing Our Heritage" during their meeting at Stanley July 13. Cox started teaching hunter education in 1979. In his long career as a volunteer instructor, he… more

Ask Fish and Game

Fri, 07/07/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Q. It's too hot in the valley and I'm ready to head to the high country for some fishing. Fish and Game used to publish a guidebook to high mountain lakes, but now you don't. Why not? A. A number of years ago, the department did publish such a book which was extremely popular with many anglers but irked a lot of… more