Press Release

Press Releases

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. Can I hunt coyotes in Idaho? A. Yes. Coyotes are classified as predators in Idaho law, and there is no restriction on killing them. You do need a valid Idaho hunting license.
  • Virus Slows HQ Services

    Complications of the Nimda computer virus slowed some services normally provided by Fish and Game headquarters last week.
  • Commission to Meet in Pocatello September 30 - October 2

    The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet in Pocatello September 30 - October 2. The meeting will be held at the Ameritel Hotel, 1440 Bench Road on October 1 and 2, beginning at 8:00 a.m. each day. A public hearing will be held at 7:00 p.m.
  • Youth Waterfowl Hunt September 22-23

    Young waterfowl hunters and their mentors have their own special hunt September 22-23 in Idaho.
  • Waterfowl Rulebook Ready

    The 2001-2002 Idaho waterfowl seasons rules booklet is available now.
  • ATV Brochure Available

    By Phil Cooper, Panhandle Region Conservation Educator
  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. Can I use liquid salt or other "INVISIBLE" bait for deer or elk?
  • Sage Grouse, Yes! Sharp-Tailed, No!

    IDAHO FALLS - As Eastern Idaho once again prepares for the annual sage grouse opener, it is critical that sportsmen are sure of their targets before they squeeze the trigger!
  • Irrigation Canals Open for Fish Salvage

    De-watered Southwest Idaho irrigation ditches are now open to public fish salvage through December 31, 2001. Because most irrigation ditches are on private land, would-be salvagers must secure landowner permission prior to accessing these canals for fish salvage purposes.
  • Big Lost Access Given to Fish and Game

    Access to the Big Lost River and a permanent piece of open space has come in the form of a gift to Fish and Game from Senator Clint Stennett.
  • Be Careful in the Turkey Woods

    Idaho's turkey hunters have an excellent safety record, but as fall turkey hunting grows, a few cautions are in order.
  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. Are there feral pigs in Idaho? A. No. And if there were, they would not be regulated by Fish and Game, since feral livestock is not classified as game.
  • Expanding Turkey Population Means Expanded Fall Hunting

    Similar to the expanding wild turkey population, fall hunting for the large keen-eyed bird continues to expand, and from September 15 to September 30, hunters in the Clearwater, Southeast and Panhandle regions that purchase a general fall turkey tag can harvest either a gobbler or hen.
  • Reduction of Fire Closure Aids Hunters

    Meeting in a telephone conference call September 7, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission reviewed the potential impact of the Snowshoe Fire on hunters in Unit 27.
  • Hunters Must Report on Deer, Elk and Antelope

    The "mandatory report" system for tracking hunter participation and harvest is back for 2001. Deer, elk and antelope hunters are issued a report form with each tag and must submit the completed form within 10 days of harvest, or of the end of the season for which their tag was valid.
  • Sage, Sharp-tailed Grouse Validation Required

    Hunters going out for sage and sharp-tailed grouse must add a $1.50 validation to their hunting licenses.
  • Hunters Near Orofino Urged To Use Extra Caution

    With archery season in progress and several big game rifle depredation hunts underway near Orofino, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game is encouraging hunters to use extra caution when in the field.
  • Courtesy Goes A Long Way When Asking To Hunt On Private Land

    With dove, forest grouse and big game archery seasons underway, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game is reminding hunters to get landowner permission before entering private property.