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Free Fishing Day June 10

Fri, 06/02/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Idaho anglers, resident and nonresident alike, can fish on June 10 without paying for a fishing license. June 10 is Free Fishing Day, an annual tradition in Idaho and most other states that take part in National Fishing Week (June 3-11). Forty-six states have at least one free fishing day this year. With the general… more

Idaho Teachers Take Presidential Awards

Fri, 06/02/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Two Idaho teachers who are active in the Project WILD educational programs administered by Fish and Game will receive national awards in June. The presidential award for excellence in math and science is given every year to one elementary and one secondary teacher from each state. The awards will be presented to the… more

Trophy Hunt Notices to be Sent

Fri, 06/02/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Hunters who applied for moose, mountain goat, and bighorn sheep hunts will know soon whether they were picked in the draw. By June 10, applicants for trophy animal hunts will receive a tag if they were chosen in the draw or a refund if they were unsuccessful. The application process for moose, goat, and sheep differs… more

Ask Fish and Game

Fri, 06/02/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Q. Why can you take 10 brook trout, but only 6 trout? A. Brook trout are an introduced species that is very prolific and competes with native trout for food and habitat. Reducing the competition is the objective of this limit. Actually, the rule is "ten in addition to the trout limit" so if your first six trout were… more

Leftover Moose Tags on Sale June 15

Thu, 06/01/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Idaho has leftover moose tags after the recent controlled hunt drawing, and for the first time will be able to sell them over the counter. A new Fish and Game Commission rule approved the June 15 sale. Results of the drawing, which was completed May 31, are available on the Fish and Game website, http://www.state.id.… more

Fishing Season Opens May 27

Fri, 05/26/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Idaho's general fishing season on rivers and streams will open Saturday, May 27. The annual opener is always scheduled for the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend so anglers can take advantage of the holiday. Most lakes and reservoirs are open year around. The next fishing "event" will be Free Fishing Day June 10, when… more

Controlled Hunt Application Deadline Near

Fri, 05/26/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The last day for applying for this fall's big game and turkey controlled hunts comes Wednesday, May 31. Applications postmarked May 31 are accepted. All other forms of application must be completed by close of business on that day. Hunters are applying for deer, elk, antelope, black bear and - for the first time -… more

Mountain Lion Helps Education

Fri, 05/26/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Contact: Sue Nass 334-2633 snass@idfg.state.id.us On Thursday morning, a mountain lion will begin a second life teaching Idaho school children about wildlife. At 9 AM, Bruce Wiegers will present a taxidermy mount of a young mountain lion to Fish and Game Commissioner Don Clower in a kindergarten class at Valley View… more

Ask Fish and Game

Fri, 05/26/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Q. Is a treble hook legal when the rules say "single barbless hook?" A. Yes, as long as it has no barbs, or the barbs have been bent completely closed.

Salmon Harvest Online

Fri, 05/19/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Anglers wanting a report on fishing conditions in the Clearwater or Little Salmon River chinook seasons can check it out on the Fish and Game website under "What's New." As of May 14, 251 salmon had been caught in the lower portion of the Lower Clearwater River, and 285 in the upper portion and the North Fork of the… more

TV Show Wins Awards

Fri, 05/19/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game, along with KTVB, was honored with two 1999 Idaho Press Club awards. Sue Nass won second place for television writing in the statewide contest with a story entitled "Sage Grouse Serenade". This segment of the May 1999 edition of Incredible Idaho highlighted the sage grouse… more

Salmon Fishing Rule Pamphlet Corrected

Fri, 05/19/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

In the rules pamphlet for the current salmon fishing season, one stretch of river was left out. Anglers who catch a spring chinook in the segment of the Clearwater River upstream from the Orofino bridge to the confluence with the South Fork and the Middle Fork of the Clearwater should use the code "04" when they punch… more

Ask Fish and Game

Fri, 05/19/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Q. Can my kid apply for a controlled hunt even though she will not be 12 years old until after the application deadline? A. Yes. As soon as she completes Hunter's Education, a license can be issued so she can apply for controlled hunts. The license will specify that it is valid only on and after her birthday… more

Radio Auction Best Since 1992

Fri, 05/12/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Idaho's wildlife habitat will receive a boost from one of the most successful radio auctions ever held with Fish and Game participation. Fish and Game teamed up with the Idaho Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation May 9 for a radio auction that was heard through most of southern Idaho. The… more

Aren't All Chinook Endangered?

Fri, 05/12/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

How can we fish for chinook salmon this spring when Idaho salmon are listed under the federal Endangered Species Act? A number of residents have posed this to Fish and Game since a fishing season for chinook was announced last month. The answer is that not all Idaho chinook salmon are "listed" under the Endangered… more

Commission Approves Upland, Furbearer Rules

Fri, 05/12/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Meeting at the Andrus Wildlife Management Area May 4, the Idaho Fish and Game commission approved seasons and rules for upland game, game birds and furbearers for 2000 and 2001. The season structure for most birds remained the same as in past years, with few exceptions. Forest grouse seasons will open the first of… more

Ask Fish and Game

Fri, 05/12/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

Q. I caught a trout that had a jaw tag. What do you want me to do with it? A. Fish and Game needs some information in an effort to improve the catchable rainbow trout we plant in some Idaho waters. If the tag has "$$ 10 $$" on it, you're and instant $10 winner. Otherwise, turning in the tag information places you in a… more

Little Salmon River Season Set for May 12

Mon, 05/08/2000 - 00:00 | idfg-staff

The season for hatchery spring chinook salmon on the Little Salmon River will open Friday, May 12, as proposed by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Late last week the National Marine Fisheries Service agreed that the season did not pose a threat to wild salmon in the river. Authorization from that agency was… more