Press Release

Press Releases

  • Sheep Hunt Set for Hells Canyon

    The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has approved a hunt for Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep in Unit 11, home range of some of the largest rams in North America.

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. I read that a tag is required to hunt bobcats. Is this new?

  • Tips for Safe Bird Feeding

    Bird feeding is becoming a very popular winter activity for people of all ages. The fascinating world of birds is soon discovered when people place a feeding station near their home. However, the good intentions of some bird-lovers can lead to harmful effects on local songbirds.

  • Commission Approves Nonresident Moose Hunting

    Meeting in Boise January 18, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission voted unanimously to allow nonresidents to apply for moose permits in the controlled hunt drawings. They will be able to draw up to 10 percent of available permits. This year antlered permits will total 1003, up from 888 last year.

  • Wood Chairs Commission

    Dr. Fred Wood, Burley, presided as chairman over the January meeting of the Idaho Fish and Game Commission in Boise.

  • Fall Flights Disappoint Again

    One more time, North American duck production was near record high but Idaho duck hunters saw a dismal fall flight from the north.

  • Fish & Game Commission Calendar for 2001

    January 18-19 Annual Meeting

    Public Hearing January 17

    Boise

    Rules: Nonbiological for all big game animals; biological for moose, sheep, and goat (biennial).

    Fish Management Plan 2001-2005

    March 15-16 Special Meeting

    Public Hearing March 14

  • Ice Fishing Safety

    By Mike Demick Clearwater Region Conservation Educator

    With the recent cold weather, many ice anglers are venturing onto the frozen surfaces of Idaho's lakes and reservoirs in search of hungry fish.

  • Sportsman's Expo at Kootenai County Fairgrounds

    The Idaho Wildlife Council has scheduled the sixth annual "North Idaho Sportsman's Expo and Horn Show" for February 3-4 at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds. Show hours are Saturday, February 3 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, February 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Timely Tip puts Officers on Trail of Mule Deer Buck Poachers

    DRIGGS - Teton Basin Senior Conservation Officer Doug Petersen had his family's peaceful Thanksgiving Holiday festivities disturbed by a telephone call from a concerned landowner reporting some suspected poaching activity.

  • When Is The Ice Safe? No Sure Answer

    With the recent cold weather, many ice anglers are venturing on frozen surfaces of the area's lakes and reservoirs in search of hungry fish. Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials are asking ice anglers to remember their cold weather sport demands a few safety precautions.

  • Backyard Bird Count February 16-19

    Birdwatchers: Grab a pencil and paper, pour your coffee and observe the visitors at your bird feeder February 16 through 19, 2001.

  • Mountain Lion Season Closed in Hunt Unit 25

    As of Friday, January 12 the mountain lion hunting season in hunt unit 25 has been closed by order of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.

  • Hunter Education Class Registration Scheduled

    Although hunting seasons remain several months away, spring hunter education and bowhunter education classes are now forming. Because of high interest and limited space, participants are urged to register during upcoming registration sessions.

  • Jack Hemingway Annual Conservation Day

    October 10, 2001 will mark the first annual Jack Hemingway Conservation Day.

  • Hunting Seasons Wind Down

    The end of the last waterfowl seasons at sunset January 21 means oiling the guns and storing them away for most Idaho hunters.

  • Lion Quota Increased in Two Units

    Meeting by telephone conference call January 12, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission voted unanimously to increase the harvest quota for female mountain lions from 10 to 15 in management units 39 and 40.

  • Law Enforcement Stories

    Idaho conservation officers recently solved a case of closed-season deer shooting. An older man shot at a large buck out of the back door of his house. This was in a rural subdivision with other houses nearby. The deer was wounded and ran off, so the shooter had his son and another man follow.