Press Release

Press Releases

  • Winter Wildlife Conditions

    In order to help keep the citizens of Idaho informed regarding the physical condition of their wildlife the Upper Snake Regional Office will be issuing reports throughout the winter.
  • Weiser Elk Trapping Efforts Completed

    More than 170 elk formerly residing in the Weiser Cove area have been relocated to Hells Canyon, some 65 air miles from their former home.
  • Big Game Public Meetings Planned

    For more information contact Jim Hayden, 769-1414
  • Mountain Lion Hunts Reopened In Units 64, 65, 66, 67, & 69; But Other Specific Rules Still Apply

    IDAHO FALLS - Meeting via conference call on 1/22/02, the Idaho Fish & Game Commission voted unanimously to reopen the lion hunting season in the management area that encompasses units 64, 65, 66, 67, & 69.
  • Elk Die in Weiser Trap

    As many as 60 elk died during a trapping operation at Weiser Cove shortly after noon Tuesday.
  • February Fish And Game Breakfast Meeting Cancelled

    LEWISTON - The Idaho Department of Fish and Game reminds hunters and anglers that the February 5 breakfast meeting has been cancelled. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 5, beginning at 6:30 a.m. at the Helm restaurant in Lewiston.
  • Idaho's Conservation Officers - Battling The Odds

    LEWISTON - Conservation officers for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game face a formidable task in enforcing the state's hunting and fishing laws.
  • Commission to Meet January 29-30

    The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet Tuesday, January 29 at Fish and Game headquarters, 600 South Walnut in Boise. The meeting will convene at 1:30 p.m. and is expected to continue at 8:00 a.m. January 30.
  • Biologist Wins National Award

    The Foundation for North American Wild Sheep has recognized Idaho Fish and Game biologist Karen Rudolph for her work on bighorn sheep disease.
  • Predator Survey Updated

    Both humans and four-footed predators like to eat elk, but they don't go for the same elk. Wolves and cougars show a strong preference for elk calves while human hunters generally select elk in the three- to nine-year old range.
  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. Isn't there one place in Idaho where all fishing for sturgeon is off limits? A. That's right, there is no fishing at all for the sturgeon in the Kootenai River drainage because the unique population there appears not to be reproducing and is considered endangered.
  • Sportsman's Expo at North Idaho Fairgrounds Feb 2-3

    The Idaho Wildlife Council has scheduled the seventh annual "North Idaho Sportsman's Expo and Big Game Show" for February 2-3 at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds. Show hours are Saturday, February 2 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, February 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Fish and Game Director Resigns

    Meeting by conference call January 23, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission accepted the resignation of Department of Fish and Game Director Rod Sando. Sando will remain on administrative leave with full pay and benefits until June 30. He had served as director since April 2000.
  • Backyard Bird Count February 15-18

    LEWISTON - The Palouse Audubon Society, Canyon Birders and the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology ask area bird watchers to participate in the 5th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count scheduled for February 15 through 18, 2002.
  • Female Mountain Lion Season Closed in Hunt Unit 22

    As of Tuesday January 15, the female portion of the mountain lion hunting season in hunt unit 22 has been closed by order of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.
  • Managed Goose Hunts Completed

    LEWISTON - To reduce conflicts with the ever-increasing resident Canada goose population, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, in cooperation with the U.S.
  • Bluebird Nesting Box Makes An Ideal Winter Project

    LEWISTON - With many outdoor enthusiasts frustrated by the recent inclement weather, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game encourages them that building a bluebird nesting box can provide a refreshing change and can benefit our small but attractive feathered friends.
  • Grab The Phone - Stop A Poacher

    LEWISTON - With most of the hunting seasons closed now, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game reminds people who spend time outdoors that they should still reach for a phone whenever they witness a violation of fish and game laws.