Press Release

Press Releases

  • Stop! Do Not Pass Go! Go Directly to Jail!

    ST. ANTHONY - Monopoly is a fun board game and hunting is a wholesome sport, but lying to the judge about poaching is a dangerous game. A father and son poaching team from Sugar City broke the law and then gambled on a lie.

  • Hunter Ed Sign-up Scheduled for Saturday January 22

    IDAHO FALLS - To many young people the purchasing of a hunting license is a rite of passage. In Idaho, like all other states, mandatory hunter education is now required before a hunting license can be purchased for the first time.

  • Commission Meeting Rescheduled to January 27, 28

    The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has rescheduled its January meeting due to the postponement of the legislative session. The Commission will meet at department headquarters, 600 S. Walnut in Boise, on January 27 and 28. The meeting will begin at 10:15 a.m. January 27.

  • Fawn Trapping Underway

    Senior conservation officer Jeff Day, based in Elmore County, is the Safari Club International Conservation Officer of the Year.

  • Draft Owyhee Sage Grouse Plan Available

    The draft Owyhee sage grouse conservation plan is available for public review, according to state upland bird manager Tom Hemker.

  • Duck Season Closes January 15

    Waterfowl hunters need to make the most of it: Saturday, January 15, is the last day of the Idaho duck season.

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. I shot a really big buck last fall. I would like to enter it in the record book. What do I do?

  • Rainbow Trout Stocking Report

    Personnel from Fish and Game's Nampa Hatchery will be releasing more than 6,800 catchable-sized rainbow trout at the following locations during January.


    Boise River (Boise) 2,000

    Boise River (Eagle to Middleton) 1,000

  • Public Input Sought on 2000 Big Game Hunting Proposals

    Proposed changes in Owyhee County mule deer seasons and bull elk overharvest in unit 39 are just two issues slated for discussion during a series of Fish and Game-hosted open houses.

  • Volunteers Can Give Wildlife a Hand

    If you've ever wanted to "do something for wildlife," the Idaho Department of Fish and Game has a golden opportunity for you. "We are seeking volunteers to contribute some of their precious 'spare' time to plant bitterbrush," Fish and Game volunteer coordinator Mary Dudley noted.

  • Mountain Lion Season Closed in Hunt Unit 31

    As of January 10, the mountain lion hunting season in Hunt Unit 31 has been closed by order of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG).

  • Commission to Meet January 20, 21

    The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet at department headquarters, 600 S. Walnut in Boise, on January 20 and 21. The meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m. both days. A public hearing will be held at the same location beginning at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday January 19.

  • Correction

    A Fish and Game Headquarters news release dated 12-31-99 contained a story on the history of chukar partridge in Idaho. It included mention of the 1999 season remaining open until January 15, 2000.

  • Trophy Mule Deer Poachers Enter Guilty Pleas

    On December 22, Judge Lynn Brower of Bear Lake County Magistrate Court in the southeastern Idaho town of Montpelier sentenced two men for poaching a trophy mule deer in Bear Lake County. Fines and penalties totaled $1271 each. Joshua C. Christensen 21, of Montpelier, and Cody A.

  • Fish and Game to Hold Ice Fishing Clinic

    Want to know more about ice fishing? Then come to the MK Nature Center's Wildlife Wednesday.

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. I am getting ready for spring turkey hunting and would like to use my bow. Is this a legal weapon for turkey hunting? Do I need any additional permits to use it?

  • Watch Out for Early Ice

    By Ned Horner, Regional Fisheries Manager, Idaho Department of Fish and Game

  • Ice Fishing Underway in Clearwater Region

    The Clearwater region offers a lot of opportunity for ice fishing on the area's lowland lakes and reservoirs that have recently iced over in the new year.