Press Release

Press Releases

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. An Idaho landowner I know told me I don't need a hunting license to hunt on their private land. Is that true?

  • Bear Baiting Rules Changed

    At the recent Fish and Game Commission meeting in Boise, there was a unanimous decision to reduce the distance required between bear bait and water. In the past, it was set by rule at 200 yards. The commission reduced that distance to 200 feet.

  • Discounted Bear, Lion Tags Available for Fall Hunts Only

    When the Fish and Game Commission approved new rules for big game seasons, it changed the limits in some areas on bears and mountain lions, and discounted tag prices. The changes are effective July first.

  • Correction to Report System Story

    In a Fish and Game news release dated March10, 2000, it was stated that the Fish and Game Commission had asked Fish and Game to design a plan to use a mandatory report system for all controlled hunts and a telephone survey for elk and deer general season hunts.

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q.Where can I find steelhead catch rates and run information?

    A. Look on the Fish and Game website at http://www.state.id.us/fishgame/askfish.htm#cts.

  • Nonresident 10 Percent Rule Decision Set for May

    Fish and Game Commissioners will decide at their May meeting how to recalibrate trophy species controlled hunts to conform to a 10 percent rule for nonresident participation.

  • Bird Conservation Plan 1

    Idaho Partners in Flight has 1 an ambitious plan to improve habitat for birds in Idaho. The Idaho Bird Conservation plan lays out strategies for keeping bird habitats and making them better with a focus on partnerships and voluntary actions.

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. When will I be notified about the turkey drawing?

  • Commission Sets Big Game Seasons

    Meeting in Boise March 2, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission set big game seasons for fall, 2000 and spring, 2001. An increase in youth deer and antelope controlled hunts is the highlight of the new seasons.

  • Hybrid Hunt Report System Considered

    Most big game hunters in Idaho could soon be out from under the mandatory harvest report system established two years ago.

  • Four, Not Five, Fatalities

    The number of fatalities during the most recent hunting seasons in Idaho was four, not five, as reported in a February 18 news release.

  • Spring Steelheading Looking Good

    The steelhead action has moved upstream for spring anglers.

  • Watch for Critters

    When deer and automobiles meet, both lose, but it is usually the end for the deer.

  • Elmore CO Wins Safari Awards

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

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. The controlled hunt application period for moose, goat and sheep is coming up. When will the rules brochure and applications be available?

  • Elk Counts Completed in Units 43 & 44

    Wildlife personnel and conservation officers have completed aerial and ground counts of elk in game management units 43 and 44. In the South Fork of the Boise River Drainage (unit 43) a total of 814 elk were noted at five elk feed sites.

  • Big Changes for Lake Pend Oreille Trophy Fishery

    Although most anglers have heard of the major changes in fishing regulations on Lake Pend Oreille, many are still wondering exactly what the changes were, what those changes were based on, and what more is being done to help rebuild the kokanee population.

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. I thought Fish and Game had an "electronic bulletin board service." What happened?