Press Release

Press Releases

  • Open Houses to Discuss Draft Fish Management Plan

    Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) has scheduled a series of open house meetings for public review and comment on the draft five-year fisheries management plan for 2001 through 2005.

  • Thanks to Tip, Officers Nab Moose Poachers

    Thanks to the quick actions of a group of hunters, Idaho Fish and Game Conservation Officers Mark Rhodes and Mark Sands were able to act on the tip, locate, interview and cite two poachers for killing a cow moose without a permit.

  • Mountain Lion Sought In Orofino

    The Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) has requested assistance from local hound hunters in locating an errant mountain lion near the outskirts of Orofino. However, with the recent warm weather and lack of snow, tracking the lion has made scent trailing for the hounds very difficult.

  • Elk Poachers Receive Heavy Sentences

    A deer hunter's quick action and memory for detail recently helped Fish and Game conservation officers nab a pair of elk poachers.

  • In The Field

    Thanksgiving has passed, and most of the wild turkeys hunters bagged last season are consumed. Never fear! Turkey season is just around the corner (so to speak).

  • Input Sought for Five-year Fishery Management Plan

    Fish and Game's Draft 2001-2005 Fisheries Management Plan is now available for public comment. A series of open houses planned in Southwest Idaho will give the public their chance to shape the direction of fish management for the coming five years.

  • Trout Fishing

    Just when you thought it was safe to stow the fishing gear for the season, the trout at C. J. Strike Reservoir are on the bite.

  • Boating Tips from a Waterfowl Hunter

    Contact: Ann Van Buren, Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation

    If you are a serious waterfowl hunter, a boat is probably an important piece of your equipment. It can also place you in serious danger unless you use it wisely.

  • Licenses Go On Sale December 1

    Hunting and fishing licenses for the year 2001 go on sale December 1.

  • Swan Poachers Sought

    State and federal authorities are interested in the identity of whoever shot four swans recently at Fish and Game's Market Lake Wildlife Management Area.

  • Correction to Grizzly Bear Story

    A Fish and Game news release dated November 20, 2000 incorrectly referred to the "Interstate" Grizzly Bear Committee. It should have read "Interagency" Grizzly Bear Committee.

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. Do I need to turn in my harvest report? What about the supertag drawing?

  • Special Supervised Depredation Goose Hunts Planned

    In an effort to reduce conflicts with the ever-increasing resident Canada goose population, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will open several sites in the valley to hunting.

  • Commission Meets in Orofino

    The Fish and Game Commission will consider turkey hunting seasons when it meets in Orofino December 6-8.

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. Is it true some hunts were extended?

  • Steelhead Go to Boise, Payette, Little Salmon

    Anglers have an even better chance to catch steelhead trucked Friday to the Boise, Payette and Little Salmon Rivers.

  • Turkey Proposals Go to Public

    Turkey hunters could see expanded hunting opportunities next year as turkey populations continue to expand in Idaho.

  • Commission Opposes Reintroduction of Grizzlies

    Idaho Fish and Game Commission Chairman John Burns has reaffirmed the opposition of the Commission and Department to the proposed reintroduction of grizzly bears announced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The Commission has formally opposed reintroduction since 1995.