Press Release

Press Releases

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • Hunter Education Class Registration Scheduled

    Prospective hunters have one more opportunity to register and complete a hunter education or bowhunter education class prior to fall 2000 hunting seasons.

  • Wildlife is Plentiful in Idaho

    Wildlife is plentiful in Idaho. In the past 25 years, popular and easily recognized wildlife species including elk, white-tailed deer, wild turkey, the bald eagle and others have increased in number.

  • Firearm Safety Clinic Slated

    Firearms-related accidents are a tragedy whenever and wherever they occur. An upcoming firearm safety clinic will address this issue head-on by teaching youngsters how to properly handle and use firearms.

  • Commission Approves Rule Changes

    Meeting by conference call June 1, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved several rule changes which were proposed at its May meeting.

  • Leftover Moose Tags on Sale June 15

    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.