Press Release

Press Releases

  • New Southwest Supervisor Takes Over

    Don Wright is on the job as Supervisor of the Southwest Region, the largest and by far most populous of Fish and Game's seven regions.

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. When do next year's licenses become available?

    A. December 1, resident and nonresident licenses will be available, as well as nonresident general-season tags.

  • In The Field

    An illegal act in Hayden caused quite a stir this week. A poacher launched an arrow at a doe whitetail deer. Unfortunately, the arrow hit the deer. Fortunately, the arrow struck the scapula and only slightly penetrated the animal's shoulder.

  • Pheasant Stocking Increases

    Fish and Game will plant about twice as many birds on Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) this fall compared to past years.

  • Elk in the Clear Creek Burn: To Feed or Not to Feed?

    The Clear Creek Fire in game management unit 28 has left many people wondering what big game animals, especially elk, will be feeding on this winter. Impressions of a completely charred landscape have led to rumors that Fish and Game will feed wintering elk to make up for a lack of natural food.

  • All Stop At Check Stations

    Idaho sportsmen take pride in their knowledge of hunting and fishing techniques and safety practices, but there is one basic rule that is sometimes overlooked.

  • Commission Sets Tag Quotas

    The number of general hunt elk and deer tags allowed for nonresidents will be about the same for next year as in the last several years.

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. Does calling the Citizen's Against Poaching (CAP) really help find poachers? Can I remain anonymous and still collect a reward if the information I give them helps catch a poacher?

  • Steelhead Anglers: Nez Perce Tribal Steelhead License Not Valid Outside Reservation

    Steelhead anglers are reminded that the Nez Perce tribal steelhead license is not valid outside the reservation boundary on the Clearwater River or on the Salmon and Snake rivers. However, an Idaho fishing license with a steelhead permit is valid on all three rivers.

  • Check Stations Show Increased Hunters, Success And Satisfaction

    Check stations run by Magic Valley Regional personnel on the opening weekend of the deer season revealed an increase of hunters in the field, hunter success, and overall general satisfaction. Most hunters commented on seeing "lots of does and fawns."

  • Pheasant Opener Set For This Saturday, October 21st

    IDAHO FALLS - Amidst the ongoing flurry of opening days it's easy to let one slip by, but bird hunters are sure to remember that pheasant season in the Upper Snake Region starts this Saturday, October 21.

  • More of Unit 28 Ready for Hunters

    About two-thirds of Unit 28 in the Clear Creek burn area near Salmon has been re-opened to hunting.

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. I've got a two-pole validation. Can I fish for steelhead with two poles?

    A. No, the rules on fishing specifically prohibit fishing with two poles for salmon or steelhead.

  • Deer Hunting Success Up

    Even with less than ideal hunting conditions, mule deer hunters across most of southern Idaho found more deer on the hunting opener.

  • Sockeye Exceed Expectations

    Salmon biologists expected a sockeye return last summer of about 100 fish but 257 actually made the trip back to Idaho.

  • Fish and Game on the Alert for Diseased Deer

    A disease outbreak spread by gnats is responsible for the deaths of some 35 deer, discovered in a small area of hunting unit 11A southwest of Orofino.

  • Steelhead Run Continues Climb

    Idaho steelhead enthusiasts tend to be a hardy bunch who can tolerate a little adversity, but this fall-with a large run coming into the rivers early-they have a rare opportunity to go after the big ocean-run fish in shirtsleeve weather.

  • Commission Changes Elk Zone

    The current Big Desert elk hunting zone will be split for next fall's hunting season.