Press Release

Press Releases

  • Commission Sets South Fork Salmon Season

    Salmon anglers can begin fishing the famous South Fork of the Salmon River for summer chinook June 30 or after, as soon as federal fisheries authorities approve Idaho's request for a permit.

  • Extra Fish For Regional Waters

    A surplus of hatchery steelhead was recently planted into several Idaho reservoirs. Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) hatchery personnel at Niagara Springs produced an excess of A-run steelhead this year.

  • Commission to Meet July 13, 14

    The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet at the Mountain Village Lodge in Stanley beginning at 8:00 a.m. Thursday, July 13. There will be a public hearing at the Community Building at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 12.

  • South Fork Salmon Chinook Season Possible

    Summer chinook fishing on the famed South Fork of the Salmon River appears to be a possibility.

  • Don't Be A Wildlife Kidnapper

    Each year at about this time, Fish and Game offices are flooded with calls from citizens who, with the best of intentions, have captured newborn wild animals and wonder what to do with them.

  • Commissioners Reappointed

    Governor Dirk Kempthorne has reappointed two Fish and Game Commission members whose four-year terms had expired.

  • Audit of Fish and Game Licensing Contract Released

    The Idaho Fish and Game Commission, and the Department of Fish and Game, on June 12 reviewed results of an audit by the state Office of Performance Evaluation of the agency's automated licensing system. The audit was presented at a meeting of the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee.

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q.Where are the crawfish in Idaho?

  • Wildlife is Plentiful in Idaho

    Wildlife is plentiful in Idaho. In the past 25 years, popular and easily recognized wildlife species including elk, white-tailed deer, wild turkey, the bald eagle and others have increased in number.

  • Hunter Education Class Registration Scheduled

    Prospective hunters have one more opportunity to register and complete a hunter education or bowhunter education class prior to fall 2000 hunting seasons.

  • Firearm Safety Clinic Slated

    Firearms-related accidents are a tragedy whenever and wherever they occur. An upcoming firearm safety clinic will address this issue head-on by teaching youngsters how to properly handle and use firearms.

  • Leftover Moose Tags on Sale June 15

    Idaho has leftover moose tags after the recent controlled hunt drawing, and for the first time will be able to sell them over the counter. A new Fish and Game Commission rule approved the June 15 sale.

  • Sage Grouse Program Set June 21

    One of the West's favorite game birds, now considered by some as a candidate for the endangered species list, will be the subject of a presentation in Boise this month.

  • Salmon Fishing Exceptional

    Anglers who have been waiting for good salmon fishing may want to pack a lunch and a rod right now.

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. I'm a resident. When can I get my Middle Fork elk tag?

  • Free Fishing Day June 10

    Don't forget, Saturday is Free Fishing Day.

  • Commission Approves Rule Changes

    Meeting by conference call June 1, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved several rule changes which were proposed at its May meeting.

  • Free Fishing Day is June 10th

    Saturday, June 10 is Free Fishing Day. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) invites veteran and novice anglers of all ages (residents and nonresidents alike) to celebrate the day by fishing any public waters in Idaho without a license.