Press Release

Press Releases

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Waterfowl Rules Available

    The Idaho waterfowl hunting rules for the 2000-2001 season will be available this week. The rules booklets will be available at Fish and Game offices and license vendors. The rules can also be found on the Fish and Game web site at www.state.id.us/fishgame for Internet users.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.