Press Release

Press Releases

  • Cooking on the Wild Side

    So you have a freezer full of game and no chance to go hunting again until turkey season opens in the spring?
  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. When do we see the new rules booklets on the turkey and bear seasons?
  • Stormy Weather Can Mean Good News For Winter Steelheaders

    LEWISTON -- The Idaho Department of Fish and Game reminds winter steelhead anglers that while the recent precipitation may have caused frustration, the high muddy waters can be a blessing in disguise.
  • Female Mountain Lion Season Closed in Hunt Unit 39

    As of Wednesday, January 9 the female portion of the mountain lion hunting season in hunt unit 39 has been closed by order of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.
  • Hunter Education Class Registration Scheduled

    Although hunting seasons remain several months away, spring hunter education and bowhunter education classes are now forming. Because of high interest and limited space, participants are urged to register during upcoming registration sessions.
  • Clean Feeders Important For Safe Bird Feeding

    LEWISTON - With bird feeding being a popular winter activity for many, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game warns that the good intentions of some bird enthusiasts can lead to harmful effects on our local songbirds.
  • Tips For Feeding Winter Birds

    LEWISTON - Feeding wild birds is one of the most popular outdoor activities in the U.S., and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game encourages bird enthusiasts to keep a few things in mind to help assure successful bird feeding.
  • Turkeys Galore!

    ROBERTS - Wild turkeys are not native to Idaho, but introduction efforts started in the early Sixties have really begun to pay off in recent years for most portions of the state.
  • Big Game Feeding Program Seeks Volunteers

    Big game winter feeding efforts continue in the Garden Valley /Lowman area. With several weeks of winter remaining, Fish and Game is looking for volunteers to help with the feeding effort.
  • Commission Meets in Boise January 16-18

    Marcus Gibbs will begin his first turn at the gavel when the Idaho Fish and Game Commission meets in Boise January 16-18.
  • Feeding Wintering Game Birds

    Feeding wintering game birds is unlikely to make a difference in the size of next fall's flocks.
  • Bird Seasons Draw to Close

    Idaho's game bird seasons are over or soon will be. Pheasant and quail seasons ended December 31 but upland bird hunters can still pursue chukar and gray partridge throughout the entire state through January 15. Pheasant hunting ended November 30 in the eastern half of the state.
  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. When can I find a copy of the 2002 big game rules? A. Big game seasons will not be set by the Fish and Game Commission until March. The proclamation booklet will be available at vendors, Fish and Game offices and on the Fish and Game Internet web site in April.
  • Hunting Seasons Not Over For The Eager

    Though most hunting seasons closed with the New Year, hunters willing to brave the winter weather still have opportunities at a variety of game.
  • Wild Turkey Regulations Available

    Hunters looking forward to hunting turkeys this fall in the Clearwater Region of Idaho will find increased season lengths and reduced tag prices in the 2002 Wild Turkey regulations now available at all license vendors and Fish and Game offices.
  • Mountain Lion Season Closes in Units 56 & 57

    The mountain lion harvest season in game management units 56 (Sublette) and 57 (Black Pine) is closed effective January 2, 2002. A third female lion was taken in the Burnt Creek drainage of unit 57 on December 29, 2001. Units 56 and 57 have a combined female lion quota of three animals.
  • Ice Anglers Beware - Ice Can Be Deceptive

    LEWISTON -- With many ice anglers venturing out on area frozen lakes and reservoirs, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game reminds them that ice can be deceptive, and the popular cold weather sport demands a few safety precautions.
  • Got The Wintertime Doldrums? Try Ice Fishing!

    LEWISTON - Many outdoor enthusiasts have discovered that ice fishing can quickly strip away the monotonous boredom of winter, and Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials say the cold weather sport has several advantages anglers don't find the rest of the year.