Press Release

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  • Bribe Offer Fails

    A poacher's offer of half an elk did little to dissuade two hunters from turning in the culprit.

    The poacher, Robert Dechanne of Boise, was recently sentenced to the maximum penalty by Boise County Magistrate Patricia Young.

  • Boise, Payette Rivers to Get More Steelhead

    The Boise River's already red-hot steelhead fishing will get another boost on November 17 when several hundred additional hatchery steelhead are stocked in the river.

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. What license or permit do I need to fish for steelhead? I don't think my fishing rules book has the price right.

  • Party Hunting - Common Form of Poaching

    Poaching is defined several ways. Most of the public would agree that shooting an animal and leaving all or some of the meat to rot is poaching. However, too many people sit idly by for a more common form of poaching - party hunting.

  • Elk Poacher's Bribe Falls on Deaf Ears

    A poacher's offer of half an elk did little to dissuade two hunters from turning in the culprit. In turn, the poacher, Robert Dechanne of Boise was handed the maximum sentence for the offense by Boise County Magistrate Patricia Young.

  • Domestic Animals - Stay Home!

    The MK Nature Center offers an urban haven to many different types of wild animals. Mule deer, raccoons, mink, and great blue herons are just some of the species that find food and shelter at the site. Recently, however, some not so wild animals have been making an appearance.

  • Don't Shoot Swans

    With flights of waterfowl from the north country due any time now, hunters are reminded to be careful about swans.

  • Steelhead Run up 55 Percent

    Recent angler catch rates reflect what fish biologists expected-the best steelhead numbers Idahoans have seen since 1992-93.

  • Unit 28 Forage Recovering

    Fish and Game has received many inquiries regarding the impacts of the Clear Creek Fire on wildlife, particularly big game animals.

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. Can I trade my deer tag for a Clearwater Region deer tag?

  • In The Field

    Deer season opened this week in much of the Panhandle Region. A few calls have come in from landowners, upset with hunters on cultivated private property without permission.

  • Vegetation Recovering from Fire

    Since the end of summer, Fish and Game has received many inquiries regarding the impacts of the Clear Creek Fire on wildlife, particularly big game animals. The public is not alone in their concerns.

  • Ask Fish and Game

    Q. When do next year's licenses become available?

    A. December 1, resident and nonresident licenses will be available, as well as nonresident general-season tags.

  • Steelhead Come to the Boise

    Get the big gear ready; steelhead will be released into the Boise River November 3.

  • Pheasant Stocking Program Continues

    Legislators indicated satisfaction with current Fish and Game's pheasant stocking program when this year's results were presented to them in a meeting October 24.

  • New Southwest Supervisor Takes Over

    Don Wright is on the job as Supervisor of the Southwest Region, the largest and by far most populous of Fish and Game's seven regions.

  • In The Field

    An illegal act in Hayden caused quite a stir this week. A poacher launched an arrow at a doe whitetail deer. Unfortunately, the arrow hit the deer. Fortunately, the arrow struck the scapula and only slightly penetrated the animal's shoulder.

  • Pheasant Stocking Increases

    Fish and Game will plant about twice as many birds on Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) this fall compared to past years.