Press Release

Press Releases

  • Mountain Lion Season Closed in Hunt Unit 25

    As of Monday, March 27 the mountain lion hunting season in hunt unit 25 has been closed by order of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG).

  • Summer Host(s) Sought for Horsethief Reservoir

    Wanted: a person or persons to spend the entire summer in a beautifully scenic location. Occupy shaded campsite on lakeshore. Meet and greet new people each day. Trout fishing available just a few feet from front door. Sounds like tough duty doesn't it?

  • Don't Get Fooled on April 1 Opening of Southern Portion of Egin-Hamer Closure Area

    IDAHO FALLS- Everyone knows that April 1 is "April Fools Day," but local resource management agencies want to make sure that no one gets fooled by new management guidelines regarding the Egin-Hamer Closure Area.

  • Harvest, Draw Figures Available

    Statistics on last year's deer, elk, and antelope controlled hunts, as well as harvest information on general and controlled hunts, will be available to hunters next week.

  • Peregrines Ready to Nest

    Rumors of a remarkable bird's demise proved premature this spring.

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. An Idaho landowner I know told me I don't need a hunting license to hunt on their private land. Is that true?

  • Commission to Meet in Pocatello April 5-7

    The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet at 8:00 a.m. April 6 at Cavanaughs Pocatello Hotel, 1555 Pocatello Creek Road in Pocatello. A public hearing will be held the previous evening, April 5, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the same location.

  • Bear Baiting Rules Changed

    At the recent Fish and Game Commission meeting in Boise, there was a unanimous decision to reduce the distance required between bear bait and water. In the past, it was set by rule at 200 yards. The commission reduced that distance to 200 feet.

  • Discounted Bear, Lion Tags Available for Fall Hunts Only

    When the Fish and Game Commission approved new rules for big game seasons, it changed the limits in some areas on bears and mountain lions, and discounted tag prices. The changes are effective July first.

  • Correction to Report System Story

    In a Fish and Game news release dated March10, 2000, it was stated that the Fish and Game Commission had asked Fish and Game to design a plan to use a mandatory report system for all controlled hunts and a telephone survey for elk and deer general season hunts.

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q.Where can I find steelhead catch rates and run information?

    A. Look on the Fish and Game website at

  • Commission Sets Big Game Seasons

    Meeting in Boise March 2, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission set big game seasons for fall, 2000 and spring, 2001. An increase in youth deer and antelope controlled hunts is the highlight of the new seasons.

  • Hybrid Hunt Report System Considered

    Most big game hunters in Idaho could soon be out from under the mandatory harvest report system established two years ago.

  • Four, Not Five, Fatalities

    The number of fatalities during the most recent hunting seasons in Idaho was four, not five, as reported in a February 18 news release.

  • Nonresident 10 Percent Rule Decision Set for May

    Fish and Game Commissioners will decide at their May meeting how to recalibrate trophy species controlled hunts to conform to a 10 percent rule for nonresident participation.

  • Bird Conservation Plan 1

    Idaho Partners in Flight has 1 an ambitious plan to improve habitat for birds in Idaho. The Idaho Bird Conservation plan lays out strategies for keeping bird habitats and making them better with a focus on partnerships and voluntary actions.

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. When will I be notified about the turkey drawing?

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. The controlled hunt application period for moose, goat and sheep is coming up. When will the rules brochure and applications be available?