Press Release

Press Releases

  • Fall Hunting Outlook

    Despite months of drought and weeks of fire, the fall hunting season is shaping up to be a great one, regardless of the game you plan to pursue. Here's a rundown of this year's hunting predictions in Southwest Idaho by Fish and Game Wildlife Manager Lou Nelson:

    Big Game

  • Highland Valley Road to be Closed

    The 2,500-acre wildfire which burned in the Boise River Wildlife Management Area (WMA) last weekend has led to the closure of Highland Valley Road effective at midnight on Monday, October 2, 2000. The closure includes all motorized and non-motorized vehicle traffic.

  • Check Station Results

    The opening of upland bird seasons across southern Idaho was pretty good in most areas, according to Fish and Game field reports. Sage grouse reports will be finalized after wings are collected from wing barrels in the field and counted.

  • Elk Hunters Help Wildlife Disease Research

    Some Idaho elk hunters can help Fish and Game conduct disease surveillance by taking a few minutes to send blood samples in to Fish and Game.

  • 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.

  • CAP Hours Expanded

    Callers to the Citizens Against Poaching hotline will hear a human voice during evenings and weekends through December 10.

  • Nature Center Celebrates 10th Year

    The Nature Center at Idaho Fish and Game headquarters celebrates its tenth birthday September 29 through October 1 with an activities-filled program. The public is invited; there are no fees to attend. The Nature Center is located at 600 South Walnut.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Waterfowl Rules Available

    The Idaho waterfowl hunting rules for the 2000-2001 season will be available this week.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.