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Press Releases

  • Apply for Crane Hunts by July 15

    The application period for sandhill crane controlled hunts ends July 15.

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. Last week I asked if I needed a hunting license to plink or shoot targets. The answer said I only needed a license if I shoot at an animal. Can you clarify this?

  • Salmon Season Closes In Three Areas

    Fishing for spring chinook will close July 4 on the Little Salmon, mainstem Clearwater and the North Fork Clearwater at the end of the legal fishing day, 9 p.m.

  • Sportsmen Pay Their Share

    Idaho counties will receive more than a quarter million dollars this year to offset property taxes where Fish and Game owns land.

  • Tiger Muskie Record Broken Twice in 72 Hours

    Idaho's 1999 record for tiger muskie was snapped twice in late June.

  • Cutthroat Spawning Creeks Open July 1

    IDAHO FALLS - Most anglers in Idaho associate the opening day of fishing with the Memorial Day weekend, but there is one special opening day unique to certain higher elevation creeks that doesn't take place until July 1 of each year.

  • Fish Limits to be Removed From Some Water at Hagerman WMA

    Effective July 1, and running through August 31, the bag, possession, and size limits on all fish in certain waters at Hagerman Wildlife Management Area (WMA) will be removed. Those ponds include Anderson Ponds #1, #2, and #3, plus both Bass Ponds.

  • Hunter Education Registrating Set For July

    Registration for late summer and early fall rifle hunter education classes will be held in the Magic Valley Region from Monday, July 10 through Friday, July 14 at various locations throughout the area.

  • Commission Sets South Fork Salmon Season

    Salmon anglers can begin fishing the famous South Fork of the Salmon River for summer chinook June 30 or after, as soon as federal fisheries authorities approve Idaho's request for a permit.

  • Predator Policy Public Review Sought

    Idaho Fish and Game Commissioners will continue to take comment from the public on the proposed predator management policy when they meet in Stanley July 13-14.

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. Do I have to have a license to target practice?

    A. No, you can plink cans, or shoot targets without a license. As soon as you shoot at an animal, you need a license.

  • Extra Fish For Regional Waters

    A surplus of hatchery steelhead was recently planted into several Idaho reservoirs. Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) hatchery personnel at Niagara Springs produced an excess of A-run steelhead this year.

  • South Fork Salmon Chinook Season Possible

    Summer chinook fishing on the famed South Fork of the Salmon River appears to be a possibility.

  • Don't Be A Wildlife Kidnapper

    Each year at about this time, Fish and Game offices are flooded with calls from citizens who, with the best of intentions, have captured newborn wild animals and wonder what to do with them.

  • Commissioners Reappointed

    Governor Dirk Kempthorne has reappointed two Fish and Game Commission members whose four-year terms had expired.

  • Audit of Fish and Game Licensing Contract Released

    The Idaho Fish and Game Commission, and the Department of Fish and Game, on June 12 reviewed results of an audit by the state Office of Performance Evaluation of the agency's automated licensing system. The audit was presented at a meeting of the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee.

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q.Where are the crawfish in Idaho?

  • Commission to Meet July 13, 14

    The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet at the Mountain Village Lodge in Stanley beginning at 8:00 a.m. Thursday, July 13. There will be a public hearing at the Community Building at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 12.