Press Release

Press Releases

  • Potential Loss Of Winter Range To Fire Prompts IDFG To Ban Campfires On All Department Administered

    IDAHO FALLS- The increasing danger of wildfires, coupled with the recent burning of over 1,000 acres of critical deer winter range near Ririe Reservoir, has prompted local IDFG Officials to institute an immediate ban on all campfires on all lands administered in the Upper Snake Region, including

  • Hound Hunting Rules Changed

    Meeting in Stanley July 13, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission changed the rules for hound hunting, making it possible to accompany a hunter without having to have a hunting license. The change is effective immediately.

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. I drew on a controlled hunt. Is there a deadline for picking up my permit and tag?

  • Upland Bird, Dove, Furbearer Rules Available

    The 2000 and 2001 proclamation covering upland game birds, mourning doves, furbearers, falconry, sandhill cranes and other species is now available.

  • Hells Canyon Initiative Continues

    One of the luckiest hunters in America will win a chance at an Idaho bighorn later this month and help in a small way to fund a unique wildlife initiative.

  • Lots of Tags Left in Southwest Youth Hunt

    Lots of deer tags are left in the multi-units youth deer hunt in Southwest Idaho, according to Fish and Game spokesman Jack Trueblood. "There were 1,395 permits available for this controlled hunt as of July 14.

  • Salvage Fish From Fish Creek Reservoir!

    In a recent decision, the IDAHO FISH AND GAME Commission has removed the limit restrictions on all fish in Fish Creek Reservoir in Blaine County.

  • Spaces Still Open for Hunter Ed Classes

    Several upcoming rifle hunter education classes in the Magic Valley Region still have spaces available for those who missed the registration week. Anyone born on or after January 1, 1975 must complete the state-approved hunter education course before buying a license to hunt in Idaho.

  • Wolf Plan Comment Sought

    The draft plan for managing wolves in Idaho once they come off the federal list of endangered species is up for public review until September 1.

  • Idaho Fish Art Winner Named

    Arimo junior high school student Crystal Clark was the Idaho winner in the second annual Wildlife Forever State Fish Art Contest.

  • Commissioners Honor Instructor

    Charles Cox of Shelley was honored recently by the Fish and Game Commission for his contributions to hunter education.

    Commissioners gave their award for "Continuing Our Heritage" during their meeting at Stanley July 13.

  • Blackstone Reservoir Goes Dry

    If you've been planning a fishing trip to extreme southwestern Idaho, scratch Blackstone Reservoir off your list. The reservoir is bone dry.

  • Hunt Drawing Results Available

    Hunters who have been successful in drawings for deer, elk, antelope, fall black bear, and wild turkey controlled hunts will be notified by postcard by July 10. Unsuccessful applicants will not get a card in the mail.

  • Input Sought on Outfitting for Turkeys

    Idaho's wild turkey population and hunting opportunity has increased dramatically over the past decade. Tag sales increased from 1,333 to 16,781 between 1989 and 1999. Similarly, the harvest increased from 228 to 5,458 turkeys during the same time.

  • Tiger Muskie Angler Name Corrected

    The correct spelling of the name of the angler who holds the current state record for tiger muskie is Dave Tacheny.

    The last name was misspelled in a news release on the record in last week's news package.

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. It's too hot in the valley and I'm ready to head to the high country for some fishing. Fish and Game used to publish a guidebook to high mountain lakes, but now you don't. Why not?

  • South Fork Salmon Season is Closed

    Anglers are reminded that the fishing season for hatchery chinook salmon on the South Fork of the Salmon River closed July 5. Salmon cannot be targeted by anglers fishing on the South Fork of the Salmon River, even if the fish are to be released.

  • Unfilled Controlled Hunt Permits On Sale July 15

    Leftover tags for deer, elk, and turkey that did not fill during the regular controlled hunt permit drawing in June will be sold over the counter at the Magic Valley Region Fish and Game Office and regional vendor outlets on Saturday, July 15.