Press Release

Press Releases

  • IDFG Seeking Public Comment on Big Game Seasons

    The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is seeking public comment on proposed changes to the 2001 big game seasons in the Clearwater region. Interested individuals can discuss the proposals and provide written comments at any of four open houses scheduled from 5:00 p.m.
  • Check-Off for Nongame Wildlife

    It's time again to "Check-Off" for nongame wildlife on your Idaho State income tax form.
  • Commission Joins Grizzly Lawsuit

    The Idaho Fish and Game Commission voted unanimously January 19 to urge the state attorney general to file suit against the federal government to stop the reintroduction of grizzly bears proposed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
  • Big Game Rule Changes Approved

    Meeting in Boise January 18-19, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved several changes in the "nonbiological" rules for big game. Nonbiological rules are ones dealing with land boundaries, methods of take or other things which remain the same or similar year after year.
  • Reminder Letter Information in Error

    The Department of Fish and Game recently mailed a reminder letter to deer and elk hunters who have not yet mailed in their harvest reports. The letter explained the importance of gathering those reports and announced changes that hunters can expect in the harvest system for next year.
  • Correction to Moose Permit Story

    A news release dated January 22 incorrectly separated potential nonresident moose permits into the categories of antlered and antlerless. The ten percent nonresident quota will actually come from those permits combined, not separated. The release should read:
  • Mountain Lion Season Closed in Hunt Unit 39

    As of Monday, January 29 the mountain lion hunting season in hunt unit 39 has been closed by order of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.
  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. When will the regulations brochures be available?
  • IDFG Serves Up a Second Helping of Turkey!

    Roberts - As part of a continuing effort to establish a viable population of wild turkeys in the Upper Snake Region, IDFG released 45 Merriam's wild turkeys in Roberts, Idaho, near IDFG managed Market Lake Wildlife Management Area.
  • Deer Decoy Catches Poacher

    Hunters have long used wildlife decoys in pursuit of game. Wildlife officers are also using decoys - but in pursuit of poachers.
  • IDFG Breakfast Forum At Helm Restaurant

    Outdoor enthusiasts are invited to the monthly Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) breakfast at the Helm Restaurant in LEWISTON, Tuesday February 6, at 6:30 a.m.
  • Lion Season Closed in Units 43, 44, 48, 49

    A third female mountain lion has been taken from the combined hunt area of game management units 43 (Big Soldier), 44 (Little Soldier), 48 (Big Wood) and 49 (Little Wood). This cat was harvested on Sunday, January 21 and reported to the Department of Fish and Game the next day.
  • Fish & Game Commission Calendar for 2001

    January 18-19 Annual Meeting Public Hearing January 17 Boise Rules: Nonbiological for all big game animals; biological for moose, sheep, and goat (biennial). Fish Management Plan 2001-2005 March 15-16 Special Meeting Public Hearing March 14 Boise
  • Commission Approves Nonresident Moose Hunting

    Meeting in Boise January 18, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission voted unanimously to allow nonresidents to apply for moose permits in the controlled hunt drawings. They will be able to draw up to 10 percent of available permits. This year antlered permits will total 1003, up from 888 last year.
  • Sheep Hunt Set for Hells Canyon

    The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has approved a hunt for Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep in Unit 11, home range of some of the largest rams in North America.
  • Wood Chairs Commission

    Dr. Fred Wood, Burley, presided as chairman over the January meeting of the Idaho Fish and Game Commission in Boise.
  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. I read that a tag is required to hunt bobcats. Is this new?
  • Fall Flights Disappoint Again

    One more time, North American duck production was near record high but Idaho duck hunters saw a dismal fall flight from the north.