Press Release

Press Releases

  • Elk Hunter Success Rises

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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Volunteers, Reservists Aid Wildlife

    How many Idahoans are ready to give time, labor and materials to help fish and wildlife? One good indication is the Fish and Game volunteer and reservist program.

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. Hunting seasons are about done, but I would like to go out and do some plinking. What's required?

  • Stop! Do Not Pass Go! Go Directly to Jail!

    ST. ANTHONY - Monopoly is a fun board game and hunting is a wholesome sport, but lying to the judge about poaching is a dangerous game. A father and son poaching team from Sugar City broke the law and then gambled on a lie.

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. I shot a really big buck last fall. I would like to enter it in the record book. What do I do?

  • Hunter Ed Sign-up Scheduled for Saturday January 22

    IDAHO FALLS - To many young people the purchasing of a hunting license is a rite of passage. In Idaho, like all other states, mandatory hunter education is now required before a hunting license can be purchased for the first time.

  • Commission Meeting Rescheduled to January 27, 28

    The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has rescheduled its January meeting due to the postponement of the legislative session. The Commission will meet at department headquarters, 600 S. Walnut in Boise, on January 27 and 28. The meeting will begin at 10:15 a.m. January 27.

  • Fawn Trapping Underway

    Senior conservation officer Jeff Day, based in Elmore County, is the Safari Club International Conservation Officer of the Year.

  • Draft Owyhee Sage Grouse Plan Available

    The draft Owyhee sage grouse conservation plan is available for public review, according to state upland bird manager Tom Hemker.

  • Duck Season Closes January 15

    Waterfowl hunters need to make the most of it: Saturday, January 15, is the last day of the Idaho duck season.

  • Rainbow Trout Stocking Report

    Personnel from Fish and Game's Nampa Hatchery will be releasing more than 6,800 catchable-sized rainbow trout at the following locations during January.


    Boise River (Boise) 2,000

    Boise River (Eagle to Middleton) 1,000

  • Public Input Sought on 2000 Big Game Hunting Proposals

    Proposed changes in Owyhee County mule deer seasons and bull elk overharvest in unit 39 are just two issues slated for discussion during a series of Fish and Game-hosted open houses.

  • Volunteers Can Give Wildlife a Hand

    If you've ever wanted to "do something for wildlife," the Idaho Department of Fish and Game has a golden opportunity for you. "We are seeking volunteers to contribute some of their precious 'spare' time to plant bitterbrush," Fish and Game volunteer coordinator Mary Dudley noted.

  • Mountain Lion Season Closed in Hunt Unit 31

    As of January 10, the mountain lion hunting season in Hunt Unit 31 has been closed by order of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG).