Idaho still has nonresident deer and elk tags available for most areas of the state. More than 7,000 deer tags and 1,667 general elk tags were available as of August 21. In addition, 869 elk tags for the northern Panhandle Zone were still available.
With the big game archery season rapidly approaching, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game reminds hunters that the use of bait, including salt, to attract deer or elk for the purposes of hunting is prohibited.
Q. Are residents going to be able to buy nonresident tags this year?
A. Yes, unsold nonresident deer and elk tags will be made available to residents beginning September 1. They will be sold at nonresident prices.
Dove hunters will have the same season and limits as last year when hunting begins September 1.
Meeting in Driggs earlier this month, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved the department recommendation for no change in regulations.
The combination of warm weather, ripening crops and abundant deer has resulted in a large number of problems for area farmers. As a result, the Idaho Department of Fish and is seeking additional hunters interested in participating in upcoming antlerless deer depredation hunts.
The Idaho Department of Fish & Game (Department) will hold two open houses to take public comments on proposed changes to fishing rules for 2002 and 2003. These will be held at the Fish & Game office in Jerome from 1 to 9 p.m. on Monday, August 27 and the Hailey Courthouse from 7 to 9 p.m.
To better understand the impacts of human activities on wildlife, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and Potlatch Corporaton have teamed up to study the habits and conditions of neotropical migratory birds.
With hot weather firmly entrenching the Clearwater region, steelhead anglers may be surprised to learn that steelhead have already been moving rapidly up the Columbia and Snake rivers, and into the Clearwater River.
The Idaho Department of Fish & Game will begin antelope surveys in the Little Lost Valley north of Howe this week. The surveys, using a helicopter, will last 3 days and overlap the first couple of days of the archery antelope season that begins on August 15th.