Press Release

Press Releases

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ask Fish and Game

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

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. I read something about a "salvage order" on a reservoir. What does that mean?

  • 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.

  • Idaho Fish & Game Commission Seeks Input On Proposed Waterfowl Seasons, Turkey Outfitting & Predator

    IDAHO FALLS - Wildlife management in Idaho covers a broad range of issues. At their next meeting in late August in Boise, the Idaho Fish & Game Commission will be addressing such diverse topics as setting waterfowl seasons, outfitting for turkeys, and adoption of a predator policy.

  • In The Field

    Comments Sought in Outfitting for Turkeys

    Idaho's wild turkey population and hunting opportunity have increased greatly over the past decade. Tag sales increased from 1,333 in 1989 to 16,781 in 1999. The Idaho turkey harvest increased from 228 to 5,458 during that period.

  • Fish Limits Suspended at Mountain Home Reservoir

    By order of the Department of Fish and Game, fish bag, possession and size limits at Mt. Home Reservoir have been suspended effective Saturday August 5. Anglers in possession of a valid fishing license are encouraged to catch as many fish from the reservoir as they can eat.

  • F & G Seeks Comment on Turkey Outfitting, Predator Policy

    Wild turkey outfitting, waterfowl seasons and a draft predator policy top the list of discussion topics for an upcoming open house hosted by Fish and Game. Everyone is invited to attend the August 16 get together to be held at the Fish and Game Nampa office, 3101 S.

  • Sockeye Return Could Be 100

    Idaho's sockeye salmon captive breeding program may pay off this year with the return of at least 100 of the endangered fish.

  • Bighorn Tag Lottery Nets Disease Research Dollars

    Bighorn sheep disease research received a shot in the arm with this year's bighorn tag lottery.

  • Teachers Take Wild Knowledge Back to Classrooms

    Teachers from all across Idaho will take more knowledge of Idaho's wildlife with them when they return to the classroom this fall.

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q.What's the process for reporting big game harvest this year?

  • Rainbow Trout Stocking Report

    Personnel from Fish and Game's Nampa Hatchery will be releasing more than 33,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout at the following locations during August.

    LOCATION NUMBER OF TROUT

    Boise River (Boise) 6,000

  • Potential Loss Of Winter Range To Fire Prompts IDFG To Ban Campfires On All Department Administered

    IDAHO FALLS- The increasing danger of wildfires, coupled with the recent burning of over 1,000 acres of critical deer winter range near Ririe Reservoir, has prompted local IDFG Officials to institute an immediate ban on all campfires on all lands administered in the Upper Snake Region, including