Press Release

Press Releases

  • Wild Game Cooking Class Held in Salmon

    Things were really cooking in the Salmon Regional Fish and Game office over the weekend---literally! Twenty-eight participants joined wild game chef Vince Pernicano as he spent the day sharing his secrets for turning wild game meat into the finest of gourmet meals.

  • Bluebird Nest Boxes Available

    To greet the early spring arrival of Idaho's state bird, the Mountain Bluebird, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) Clearwater Region is currently offering the public bluebird nest boxes for a small fee.

  • Chronic Wasting Disease Not Seen in Idaho

    Chronic wasting disease, a fatal brain disorder of deer and elk, has not been seen in Idaho.

  • February Hunter Education Course Offered

    The Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) is encouraging future hunters to get signed up now for the mandatory hunter education course.

  • Urban Goose Hunts Completed

    To reduce conflicts with the ever-increasing resident Canada goose population, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG), in cooperation with the U.S.

  • Turkey Controlled Hunt Applications Due February 15

    The deadline for submitting applications for spring wild turkey controlled hunts is rapidly approaching. February 15 is the last day to apply, so those of us who have put it off are running out of time.

  • Project Wild Workshop Offered

    The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has scheduled another "Project Wild" workshop for teachers and youth leaders. The workshop is scheduled for March 9-10 at Naples Elementary School. The workshop includes a Friday evening (4-9 p.m.) and Saturday (8a.m.-6p.m.).

  • Winter Wildlife Conditions

    In order to help keep the citizens of Idaho informed regarding the physical condition of their wildlife the Upper Snake Regional Office will be issuing reports throughout the winter. Reports reflect information gathered from IDFG field staff and contacts in local communities.

  • Southwest Idaho Otter Season Closes

    By order of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, the river otter trapping season has been closed in Idaho's southwest region effective January 31, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. MST. The harvest quota of 27 otters has been reached.

  • Mountain Lion Season Closed in Hunt Unit 33, 34 and 35

    As of Wednesday, January 31, the mountain lion hunting season in hunt units 33, 34 and 35 has been closed by order of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.

  • Mountain Lion Season Closed in Hunt Unit 40

    As of Tuesday January 30, the mountain lion hunting season in hunt unit 40 has been closed by order of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.

  • IDFG Seeking Public Comment on Big Game Seasons

    The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is seeking public comment on proposed changes to the 2001 big game seasons in the Clearwater region. Interested individuals can discuss the proposals and provide written comments at any of four open houses scheduled from 5:00 p.m.

  • Check-Off for Nongame Wildlife

    It's time again to "Check-Off" for nongame wildlife on your Idaho State income tax form.

  • Commission Joins Grizzly Lawsuit

    The Idaho Fish and Game Commission voted unanimously January 19 to urge the state attorney general to file suit against the federal government to stop the reintroduction of grizzly bears proposed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

  • Big Game Rule Changes Approved

    Meeting in Boise January 18-19, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved several changes in the "nonbiological" rules for big game. Nonbiological rules are ones dealing with land boundaries, methods of take or other things which remain the same or similar year after year.

  • Reminder Letter Information in Error

    The Department of Fish and Game recently mailed a reminder letter to deer and elk hunters who have not yet mailed in their harvest reports. The letter explained the importance of gathering those reports and announced changes that hunters can expect in the harvest system for next year.

  • Correction to Moose Permit Story

    A news release dated January 22 incorrectly separated potential nonresident moose permits into the categories of antlered and antlerless. The ten percent nonresident quota will actually come from those permits combined, not separated. The release should read:

  • Mountain Lion Season Closed in Hunt Unit 39

    As of Monday, January 29 the mountain lion hunting season in hunt unit 39 has been closed by order of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.