Press Release

Press Releases

  • In The Field

    Cooler nights, county fairs, pick-ups hauling firewood, fields and roadsides turning brown...all are reminders that Idaho's great fall hunting seasons are just around the corner. Hunters are sighting in rifles, poring over maps of hunting areas and in general "gearing up" for good times ahead.

  • All Cranes Are Not Created Equal!

    IDAHO FALLS - As the opening day for the sandhill crane controlled hunt season approaches, hunters are reminded that in addition to sandhill cranes, Eastern Idaho is also host to endangered whooping cranes.

  • Lake Cascade's Clinging Crustaceans

    They're back... and on Cascade's trout. Small, whitish copepods less than one-quarter inch in length are once again being found on fish taken from Lake Cascade.

  • Poachers Pay $6,113 In Fines and Penalties

    Judge Lynn Brower of Bear Lake County sent a clear message to offenders of fish and game laws with fines and penalties totaling $6113 and jail time handed out to two men who confessed to poaching two mule deer in Bear Lake County.

  • Dove Hunting Rules in Upland Booklet

    Dove and forest grouse hunters will find rules for their seasons in the upland game proclamation booklet, available at license vendors as well as Fish and Game offices.

  • Muzzleloader Rule Impacts Few Hunters

    The Idaho Department of Lands led the way August 17 in announcing more stringent fire-prevention rules on state and private forest land. The rules include a ban on discharge of muzzle-loading weapons.

  • State, County Appeal Road Closure

    The state Attorney General, on behalf of the Department of Fish and Game, has filed an appeal with the Idaho Supreme Court to open the Antelope Creek in Bonneville County. The county has filed a similar appeal to open the road, which it maintains.

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. I heard there is a grouse permit required now. What's the deal?

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. There's a fire in the area I hunt. Is Fish and Game going to close the hunt?

  • Fire and Wildlife

    As the number of acres burned by wildfires adds up, many people wonder what will be left when the smoke finally clears and the last embers burn out. Charred stumps and ashen landscapes appear to be devastated, incapable of recovery and unable to support wildlife populations.

  • Commission to Meet August 23-25

    The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet at 8:00 a.m. August 24 and 25 at Fish and Game headquarters, 600 S. Walnut in Boise. A public hearing will be held at 7:00 p.m. on August 23 in the same location.

  • Sockeye Count Hits 165

    Fish and Game fisheries biologists predicted at least 100 sockeye would return to the Sawtooth Basin in this summer's run and now the figure stands at 165.

  • Fine Weather for Ducks?

    With forest fire ash drifting in the air and temps in the toasty range, most Idahoans are probably not thinking about the whistle of wings on a chilly morning breeze, but duck hunters are a breed apart.

  • Nonresident Tags Available for Residents

    Unsold Idaho nonresident deer and elk tags will be available to residents September 1. The tags will be sold at nonresident prices, $235 for deer and $338.50 for elk, and can be used as a second tag.

  • Fish and Game Veteran Jerry Mallet Retires

    Assistant director Jerry Mallet, the longest-tenured Idaho Fish and Game employee, has retired after 44 years on the job. Mallet's employment spanned the terms of five directors, and he was assistant director during three of them.

  • Big Toothy Guy Takes Bum Rap

    Cascade Reservoir's tiger muskies have a perfect alibi in the continuing investigation into the demise of that lake's famous perch population; they were not even on the scene when the perch met their demise.

  • Hunters Warned of Fire Danger

    Fish and Game has no plan to close hunts in southern Idaho where wildland fire conditions are extreme but everyone headed into hunting or fishing territory must abide by the restrictions currently in force on Forest, BLM and state lands.

  • Feel a Frog for Free

    Ever see a desert frog? You can do that and touch one too in an evening of family fun and education at the next Nature Center Wildlife Wednesday program.