Press Release

Press Releases

  • Apply Now for Spring Turkey, Bear Controlled Hunts

    Hunters have until February 15 to apply for spring turkey and bear controlled hunts.
  • Commission Gavel Passed

    Marcus Gibbs of Grace accepted the chairmanship of the Idaho Fish and Game Commission January 17.
  • Fish and Game Schedules Public Meetings

    The Idaho Department of Fish and Game will hold several public meetings around southeast Idaho to receive public comments on 2002 hunting seasons and regulations for elk, deer, antelope, mountain lion, and black bear. Meetings will be held at 7:00 P.M. on the following dates:
  • Final Salmon Survey Reported

    The final results of a survey of salmon anglers who took part in the extraordinary 2001 chinook seasons show anglers spending an average $371 per fishing trip for a total of $46.1 million.
  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. I keep hearing about recipes for sturgeon but Idaho's sturgeon are completely protected, are they not?
  • Discover Idaho's Natural Heritage

    Discover Idaho's Natural Heritage at the MK Nature Center. Together for the first time, three traveling exhibits from the Natural Heritage Center at Idaho State University will be on display from February 15 through May 31.
  • Goat Hunts to Close

    Meeting in Boise January 16-18, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved closing mountain goat hunts in Units 59 and 59A in the eastern side of the state.
  • Dogs Can Be A Problem For Big Game

    In recent weeks, several Fish and Game officers have received complaints about dogs chasing big game animals. This seemingly natural doggy activity is very hard on wildlife at a time of year when they can least afford to be unnecessarily bothered.
  • F&G Will Host Open Houses For '02 Deer, Elk, Antelope, Black Bear And Lion Seasons

    The dates, locations and times are set for three open house meetings the Magic Valley Region of Idaho Fish and Game will host the last two weeks of January. These meetings are to take public comments on options for the 2002 hunting seasons on deer, elk, antelope, black bear, and mountain lion.
  • Weiser Cove's Problem Elk to be Trapped/Relocated

    Two resident herds of rogue elk causing severe crop and fence damage in the Weiser Cove area east of Weiser may soon find themselves in a new setting. Fish and Game is gearing up to trap and relocate the elk beginning January 19.
  • Local Volunteers Help IDFG Trap Deer For Ongoing Fawn Survivability Study

    ARCO - Thanks to the help of about 30 local volunteers, IDFG was able to add another chapter to its ongoing study of fawn survivability in Idaho. Volunteers of all ages showed up near Marsh Creek in Unit 50 on Saturday, January 5th, to help Department personnel trap deer.
  • IDFG Seeking Public Comment for 2002 Big Game Seasons

    LEWISTON - - Proposed changes in antlerless white-tailed deer seasons and low bull elk numbers in the Dworshak and Elk City zones are just two issues slated for discussion during a series of Idaho Fish and Game open house meetings scheduled for the last week in January.
  • Public Input Sought on 2002 Big Game Hunting Proposals

    Elk and deer seasons in hunt unit 39 are the primary focus for discussion during a series of upcoming Fish and Game-hosted open houses. The public is invited to attend the get together nearest them to help shape this fall's hunting seasons in Idaho's Southwest region.
  • Hunting Is Safe Recreation

    LEWISTON -- Many people wrongly assume hunting is dangerous, but according to statistics from the National Safety Council, hunting is one of the safest forms of recreation in the United States.
  • Observant Hunter Helps Catch Moscow Poacher

    KENDRICK - With elk season closed, the quick actions of a concerned deer hunter who heard nearby rifle shots and later observed a man in possession of a bull elk, resulted in a $1,625 fine and loss of hunting privileges for a Moscow man.
  • Wild Turkeys On The Move

    LEWISTON -- In an effort to establish wild turkeys in suitable habitat in southeastern Idaho and to lessen landowner conflicts where turkey populations have increased to problem levels, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game has teamed up with the National Wild Turkey Federation and volunteers from t
  • Steelhead Limits Higher This Spring

    Steelhead anglers can take more fish this spring than the official Idaho rulebook says.
  • Late, Late Harvest Report

    A lot of folks who hunted big game in Idaho last fall are still a little late in filing their mandatory hunter harvest reports. But 26 years?