Press Release

Press Releases

  • Shooting Ranges Receive Funds

    Some of the shooting ranges around Idaho are upgrading their facilities with funding derived from wildlife violation fines.
  • Commission Supports Clearwater Elk Initiative

    The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has raised Fish and Game's stake in the effort to restore one of America's premier elk herds.
  • Spring Chinook Runsize Estimate Shows Upswing

    Editors: This is intended as background for potential stories on the coming chinook run. We will be sending news releases as warranted in the new year. This backgrounder was prepared by anadromous fisheries biologist Sharon Kiefer in the Fisheries Bureau at Fish and Game, (208)-334-3791.
  • Law Enforcement Tales

    After shooting a bull elk on a Sunday evening recently, a Coeur d'Alene man left it in the woods without even looking for the animal. The shooter, however, did stop by the regional Fish and Game office around noon the next day to ask if anyone had reported him for shooting from the road.
  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. When does spring steelhead season open?
  • Houndsmen Help IDFG Radiocollar Mountain Lions

    With winter snows blanketing most of the area, several local houndsmen are working with Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) to capture and radiocollar mountain lions in north central Idaho.
  • Successful Egin-Hamer Area Closure Goes Back Into Effect Again on January 1st

    IDAHO FALLS - What started out as an idea by local county commissioners to reopen a popular farm to market road three years ago has continued to be a success not just for humans, but also for wintering wildlife.
  • Lake Lowell Goose Closure Remains In Effect

    Hunters pursuing Canada geese around Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge are reminded that Lake Lowell and some lands adjacent to the lake are closed to goose hunting. "We've cited a number of folks for violating the closure this season," Fish and Game conservation officer Clay Cummins said.
  • Sorry! No Ice, No Fishing At Ririe Reservoir!

    IDAHO FALLS - It's hard to have an ice fishing season without any ice, but that is exactly what's happening at Ririe Reservoir right now.
  • It's a Bird! It's a Plane! No, It's a Biologist!

    IDAHO FALLS - Wildlife managers use many tools to help them perform their jobs. Among the more romantic, yet dangerous of these are helicopters and fixed-winged aircraft.
  • Regional Supervisors Named

    Dave Parrish has been selected as the new Regional Supervisor for the Magic Valley Region.
  • Licenses for Disabled Made More Available

    Licenses for disabled hunters and anglers will now be available at selected vendors or by mailing or visiting any Idaho Fish and Game Regional office or Headquarters.
  • Commission Approves Elk Feeding Contingency Plan

    Heavy snow where forest fires burned a significant part of Unit 28 last summer could trigger emergency feeding of elk.
  • Fish & Game Commission Calendar for 2001

    Boise - Annual Meeting January 18-19 (Public Hearing January 17) Rules: Nonbiological for all big game animals; biological for moose, sheep, and goat (biennial). Boise - Special Meeting March 15-16 (Public Hearing March 14)
  • Commission Elects Officers

    Fred Wood was elected chairman of the Idaho Fish and Game Commission for the next year when commissioners met in Orofino December 6-8. Wood was appointed from the Magic Valley Region by former Governor Phil Batt and reappointed by Governor Dirk Kempthorne. He has previously served as chairman.
  • Fun and Education Meet at Critter Club

    Looking for an educational and fun program for your 4- to 8-year-old children? Bring them to Fish and Game's Critter Club at the Nature Center, located at 600 S. Walnut in Boise.
  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q: Is my hunting license good until the end of the season?