Press Release

Press Releases

  • Winter Wildlife Conditions Report February 2000

    UPPER SNAKE REGION - Although the winter conditions in the Upper Snake have been milder than normal, we have not been immune to depredation problems by antelope, deer, elk and moose. These depredations are occurring on haystacks, but are not because of the lack of available native forage.

  • Sando to Head Fish and Game

    Nancy Hadley, chair of the Idaho Fish and Game Commission, today announced that the Commission has selected Rodney Sando, former director of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, to be director of the Department of Fish and Game. Mr.

  • Commission Gavel Passes to Burns

    Salmon Region commissioner John Burns of Carmen has been selected to chair the seven-member Idaho Fish and Game Commission for the coming year. Magic Valley Region commissioner Fred Wood will serve as vice-chair.

  • Bighorn Transplants Planned

    Two new bighorn herds will be established with fresh transplants in the Hells Canyon area this winter, part of a long-term effort to fill vacant wild sheep habitat there.

  • Winter Feeding Attracts Elk and Wolves

    Winter feeding operations for elk at Commission-approved feed sites in the South Fork of the Boise River drainage have brought in a significant number of elkÉ and some wolves.

  • Rainbow Trout Stocking Report

    Personnel from Fish and Game's Nampa Hatchery will be releasing more than 10,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout at the following locations during February.

    LOCATION NUMBER OF TROUT

    Boise River (Boise) 1,000

  • Elk Hunter Success Rises

    Despite warm, dry hunting conditions last fall, hunter success in general elk hunts was actually higher than in 1998.

  • Do Something Wild

    It's time to do something wild on your Idaho tax form.

  • Lying Leads Directly to Jail

    By Gregg Losinski

    Upper Snake Region Conservation Educator

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. I've heard that I can get a permit to use a spotlight hunting coyotes. What's the scoop?

  • Volunteers, Reservists Aid Wildlife

    How many Idahoans are ready to give time, labor and materials to help fish and wildlife? One good indication is the Fish and Game volunteer and reservist program.

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. Hunting seasons are about done, but I would like to go out and do some plinking. What's required?

  • Aerial Counts Take Off

    Airborne biologists are busy across Idaho as weather conditions for counting big game have improved in recent days.

  • Reports Reminders Sent

    About 35 percent of Idaho's big game hunters can expect a reminder from their Fish and Game Department about now.

  • Stop! Do Not Pass Go! Go Directly to Jail!

    ST. ANTHONY - Monopoly is a fun board game and hunting is a wholesome sport, but lying to the judge about poaching is a dangerous game. A father and son poaching team from Sugar City broke the law and then gambled on a lie.

  • Hunter Ed Sign-up Scheduled for Saturday January 22

    IDAHO FALLS - To many young people the purchasing of a hunting license is a rite of passage. In Idaho, like all other states, mandatory hunter education is now required before a hunting license can be purchased for the first time.

  • Commission Meeting Rescheduled to January 27, 28

    The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has rescheduled its January meeting due to the postponement of the legislative session. The Commission will meet at department headquarters, 600 S. Walnut in Boise, on January 27 and 28. The meeting will begin at 10:15 a.m. January 27.

  • Fawn Trapping Underway

    Senior conservation officer Jeff Day, based in Elmore County, is the Safari Club International Conservation Officer of the Year.