IDAHO FALLS - Sportsmen in the Upper Snake Region will have a chance in the next few weeks to comment on proposed changes on the upcoming 2001 Big Game Season framework. A series of open houses is planned in Idaho Falls on Feb. 20, Arco on Feb. 21, and Rexburg on Feb. 22.
Proposed changes in Owyhee County mule deer seasons and a cap on bull elk tags in the Boise River Zone are just two issues slated for discussion during a series of upcoming Fish and Game-hosted open houses.
What is your definition of traditional archery equipment? Should it include only wooden arrows and longbows, or could it include recurves with metal arrows also? What is a traditional muzzleloader rifle?
A transplant completed February 1 south of Burley added 15 California bighorns to the Jim Sage Mountain herd. The bighorn sheep ewes were transported from Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge in south central Oregon.
It took legwork by conservation officers in two states and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to track down and convict Randie "Buck" Cowdin of Brigham City, Utah for multiple wildlife violations in Idaho and Utah.
To greet the early spring arrival of Idaho's state bird, the Mountain Bluebird, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) Clearwater Region is currently offering the public bluebird nest boxes for a small fee.
Things were really cooking in the Salmon Regional Fish and Game office over the weekend---literally! Twenty-eight participants joined wild game chef Vince Pernicano as he spent the day sharing his secrets for turning wild game meat into the finest of gourmet meals.
The deadline for submitting applications for spring wild turkey controlled hunts is rapidly approaching. February 15 is the last day to apply, so those of us who have put it off are running out of time.
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has scheduled another "Project Wild" workshop for teachers and youth leaders. The workshop is scheduled for March 9-10 at Naples Elementary School. The workshop includes a Friday evening (4-9 p.m.) and Saturday (8a.m.-6p.m.).
In order to help keep the citizens of Idaho informed regarding the physical condition of their wildlife the Upper Snake Regional Office will be issuing reports throughout the winter. Reports reflect information gathered from IDFG field staff and contacts in local communities.