Press Release

Press Releases

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. Why is the size of the hole limited to 10 inches for ice fishing?

    A. For your own safety. Idaho Code section 36-1509 specifies this. There are exceptions, such as the one on Bear Lake in the Southeast Region, where any sized hole may be cut to go after cisco with a dip net.

  • Lost and Found! Missing Forms Found

    Data from an estimated 5,000 hunter report cards was recovered Feb. 10, according to Assistant Director Steve Huffaker. It was still with the contractor in Omaha, Nebraska.

  • Sheep Tag Goes for $46,000

    The Idaho bighorn auction permit brought $46,000 at the recent Foundation for North American Wild Sheep (FNAWS) convention.

    Jerry Tyrell, president of the Washington FNAWS chapter, bought the permit for the coming fall sheep hunt. Last year's permit sold for $36,500.

  • Open House Meetings Set for 2000 Big Game Rules

    The Magic Valley Regional Fish and Game staff will host three public meetings next week to gather input and comments on the proposed 2000 big game rules. These rules will cover season lengths, permit levels, opening dates, etc. for deer, elk, antelope, black bear and cougar this coming fall.

  • Rifle & Bow Hunter Registration Dates Set for Region

    Registration for spring and summer rifle and bow hunter education classes will be held at seven locations throughout the region the last week of February and the first week of March.

  • Sando to Head Fish and Game

    Nancy Hadley, chair of the Idaho Fish and Game Commission, today announced that the Commission has selected Rodney Sando, former director of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, to be director of the Department of Fish and Game. Mr.

  • Commission Gavel Passes to Burns

    Salmon Region commissioner John Burns of Carmen has been selected to chair the seven-member Idaho Fish and Game Commission for the coming year. Magic Valley Region commissioner Fred Wood will serve as vice-chair.

  • Bighorn Transplants Planned

    Two new bighorn herds will be established with fresh transplants in the Hells Canyon area this winter, part of a long-term effort to fill vacant wild sheep habitat there.

  • Winter Wildlife Conditions Report February 2000

    UPPER SNAKE REGION - Although the winter conditions in the Upper Snake have been milder than normal, we have not been immune to depredation problems by antelope, deer, elk and moose. These depredations are occurring on haystacks, but are not because of the lack of available native forage.

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. I've heard I can get more than one turkey tag. What's the deal?

  • Winter Feeding Attracts Elk and Wolves

    Winter feeding operations for elk at Commission-approved feed sites in the South Fork of the Boise River drainage have brought in a significant number of elkÉ and some wolves.

  • Rainbow Trout Stocking Report

    Personnel from Fish and Game's Nampa Hatchery will be releasing more than 10,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout at the following locations during February.


    Boise River (Boise) 1,000

  • Do Something Wild

    It's time to do something wild on your Idaho tax form.

  • Lying Leads Directly to Jail

    By Gregg Losinski

    Upper Snake Region Conservation Educator

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. I've heard that I can get a permit to use a spotlight hunting coyotes. What's the scoop?

  • Elk Hunter Success Rises

    Despite warm, dry hunting conditions last fall, hunter success in general elk hunts was actually higher than in 1998.

  • Aerial Counts Take Off

    Airborne biologists are busy across Idaho as weather conditions for counting big game have improved in recent days.

  • Reports Reminders Sent

    About 35 percent of Idaho's big game hunters can expect a reminder from their Fish and Game Department about now.