Press Release

Press Releases

  • Commission Approves Upland, Furbearer Rules

    Meeting at the Andrus Wildlife Management Area May 4, the Idaho Fish and Game commission approved seasons and rules for upland game, game birds and furbearers for 2000 and 2001.

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. I caught a trout that had a jaw tag. What do you want me to do with it?

  • Little Salmon River Season Set for May 12

    The season for hatchery spring chinook salmon on the Little Salmon River will open Friday, May 12, as proposed by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Late last week the National Marine Fisheries Service agreed that the season did not pose a threat to wild salmon in the river.

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. Why do I have to give my Social Security number when I just want to buy a hunting or fishing license?

  • Salmon Outlook Even Better

    The outlook for salmon fishing in Idaho is even better than it was when a season was approved last week.

  • Go Fishing, Catch Cash

    Idaho trout anglers can catch cash prizes while enjoying their sport and, at the same time, help Fish and Game researchers improve the hatchery program.

  • Nonresident Salmon License Changes May 1

    As part of the new Fish and Game license legislation that goes into effect May 1, nonresident salmon and steelhead anglers will see two changes to current law.

  • Radio Auction Set May 9

    Horseback riding in the Sawtooth Mountains, fishing for sturgeon in Hells Canyon, flying into the Middle Fork of the Salmon to stay at a wilderness ranch are among the trips to be sold at auction on the radio May 9 beginning at 6 p.m.

  • Controlled Fires Can Help Wildlife

    Controlled, relatively cool-burning fires can reinvigorate wildlife habitat on forest lands.

  • Hunters Help Craft 2000 Big Game Seasons

    By Evin Oneale, Regional Conservation Educator, Southwest Region.

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q: When are the new fee increases going into effect? I keep hearing May 1 but most new laws go into effect in July.

  • Commission Approves Salmon Season

    Meeting by telephone conference call April 28, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission unanimously approved a staff recommendation for a season on the hatchery segment of the spring chinook salmon run. There are an estimated 10,000 chinook which are excess to the needs of the hatchery program.

  • Horsethief Reservoir Slowly Refilling

    If your weekend fishing plans include Horsethief Reservoir, don't expect to use the boat ramps. The popular fishing hole is refilling much more slowly than anticipated following last year's yellow perch eradication.

  • Be Safe in the Turkey Woods

    Despite some rainy weather that discouraged wild turkey toms from strutting on opening weekend, Idaho turkey hunters took to the woods in large numbers, according to field observations.

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q: My son is now old enough to attend a Hunter Education class. Where and when can he sign up?

  • Open House Set for Upland Bird and Furbearer Regulations

    An open house will be held at the Magic Valley Fish and Game Office, Jerome, to take public input and comments regarding the upland bird and furbearer regulations for the years 2000 - 2001. This open house will be on Thursday, April 27, from 8 am to 5 pm, at 868 East Main, Jerome.

  • Big Game Proclamation Late

    The proclamation booklet for this year's big game hunting seasons will not be available until after May 1.

    Changes in license and tag fees came later than estimated and a few crucial changes in seasons made by the Fish and Game Commission set the booklet production schedule back.

  • Super Tags Drawn

    Winners of the 10 "Super Tags" for this fall's deer or elk seasons have been selected from hunters who turned in their 1999 hunter harvest reports.