Press Release

Press Releases

  • Biologists Assess Wilderness Fires

    The implications of massive wildfires in the central Idaho wilderness were assessed by wildlife biologists Mike Scott and Greg Painter September 18.
  • Ageless Reservists Honored

    Fish and Game reservists from eastern Idaho are to be honored by Blue Cross of Idaho in Boise September 27.
  • Portion of Unit 28 Closed to Hunting

    The Idaho Fish and Game Commission honored a Forest Service request to close more than half of Unit 28 to hunting in a conference call meeting September 18.
  • Steelheaders: If the Gum's Black - Put It Back

    The Idaho Department of Fish and Game reminds steelhead anglers that fall-run chinook salmon will be found in area rivers this fall. Some of these fish will have missing adipose fins, similar to hatchery steelhead, but all fall chinook must be released immediately.
  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. How come the silly two-day split in duck season? A. The federal framework allows only a certain number of days in duck season. By putting the two-day split in midweek, the Commission gained another weekend at the end of the season.
  • Women's Shotgun Clinic Scheduled For Blaine County Gun Club

    The Idaho Department of Fish and Game will conduct a shotgun-shooting clinic for ladies only on Tuesday, October 3 at the Blaine County Gun Club, Ohio Gulch Road. This introductory clinic will offer good basic training in shotgun use and safety for this fall's bird hunting seasons.
  • No Fish Salvage Planned For Richfield Canal

    The Big Wood River below Magic Reservoir dam and the Richfield Canal will NOT be open to fish salvage this fall. Due to the amount of water left in Magic Reservoir, there will be sufficient seepage and spring water below the dam to maintain fish populations in the river and canal below the dam.
  • In The Field

    Hunting seasons are upon us and this is a good time for hunters to take some time to review this year's regulations. While the seasons are all similar to last year, a few changes are important to note. I will highlight a few changes here.
  • Fish & Game Seeks Information On Elk Poaching Case

    Hunters who have a permit for bull elk in unit 52A in October and November will unfortunately not have the opportunity to take a 7 x 7 point trophy class bull that was shot and left recently near Kimima.
  • Commission to Meet in Salmon in October

    The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet at 8:00 a.m. October 5 at the Stagecoach Motel in Salmon. There will be a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 4 at the same location.
  • Youth Hunt Kicks Off Waterfowl Season

    Young waterfowlers will have two days of special hunting this year instead of just one. Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24 are set aside as Special Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days this year in Idaho.
  • Special Validation for Sage and Sharptail Grouse

    Saturday, September 16 is the opening day for sage grouse season in Idaho and sharptail grouse season will open October 1. For the first time, hunters after these birds need to get their license validated.
  • Correction on Turkey Story

    Last week's story on new controlled hunts for wild turkeys incorrectly said fall turkey hunting is only by controlled hunt. Actually, a general hunt for turkeys is held October 1-31 in units 73, 74, 75 and 77.
  • Successful Hunters Asked to Report

    Successful elk and deer hunters are now the only ones who need to send a harvest report to Fish and Game.
  • Duck Talk Set

    Whether you are a duck hunter or just enjoy masterful wildlife wood carving, Wildlife Wednesday at the Nature Center has a program for you.
  • Commission Changes Refund Date

    Meeting by telephone conference call September 12, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission voted to set October 1 as the deadline to apply for a refund, rain check for next season, or exchange a big game tag for one in another area.
  • Youth Hunt to Start Duck, Pheasant Seasons

    The popular youth waterfowl hunt has been expanded to two days before the regular duck season begins, and a two-day youth pheasant hunt will be held before that opener.
  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. When is duck season? I haven't seen the rules book yet.