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  • Elk wait at near the feed line at Bullwhacker feed site near Ketchum.

    Southwest Winter Feeding Report - March 6, 2017

    History

    The Southwest Region has a long history of big game winter feeding efforts. The Winter Feeding Advisory Committee, made up of several citizen volunteers, continues to meet and review current winter conditions and evaluate needs to declare more winter feeding emergencies based on factors outlined in Fish and Game rule and policy as per IC36-123. Before this year, the last emergency winter feeding operation was conducted in the winter of 2007/2008.   Elk and deer were fed because of severe winter weather conditions in Garden Valley and the Lowman area.

  • Elk wait at near the feed line at Bullwhacker feed site near Ketchum.

    Southwest Winter Feeding Report - Feb. 27, 2017

    History

    The Southwest Region has a long history of big game winter feeding efforts. The Winter Feeding Advisory Committee, made up of several citizen volunteers, continues to meet and review current winter conditions and evaluate needs to declare more winter feeding emergencies based on factors outlined in Fish and Game rule and policy as per IC36-123. Before this year, the last emergency winter feeding operation was conducted in the winter of 2007/2008.   Elk and deer were fed because of severe winter weather conditions in Garden Valley and the Lowman area.

  • Alexander Beus and her first deer 2016

    Passing on Traditions

    This is Alexandra Beus with her first deer in 2016.

  • winter feeding, elk, Magic Valley Region

    2017 Winter Feeding in Video

    Fish and Game staff pulled out their phones and cameras to capture the scope of winter feeding efforts around the state.

    These short videos give a glimpse of operations around the southern portion of the state from elk herds at Tex Creek in the Upper Snake Region to aerials over Southeast Idaho of animals gathered on feed sites. Biologists feed elk in the Magic Valley and lure deer and elk from roads and agricultural sites in Southwest Idaho.

  • Emergency winter feeding at Tex Creek WMA in 2017 kept more than 3500 elk from foraging for food on private lands.

    Winter feeding in motion on Tex Creek WMA [Video]

    Fire burned 22,000 acres of winter range on the Tex Creek Wildlife Management Area in eastern Idaho in 2016. To support elk and deer, and prevent private property damage, Idaho Fish and Game set in motion the largest winter feeding operation in Idaho’s history.

  • Late winter mule deer

    Protecting big game doesn't end with milder weather

    Although animals got a much-needed reprieve with some early spring-like weather, their survival is far from guaranteed.

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    Upper Snake Region  Winter Conditions Report -  February 24, 2017

    Upper Snake Region  Winter Conditions Report -  February 24, 2017

  • Elk wait at near the feed line at Bullwhacker feed site near Ketchum.

    Southwest Winter Feeding Report - Feb. 22, 2017

    History

    The Southwest Region has a long history of big game winter feeding efforts. The Winter Feeding Advisory Committee, made up of several citizen volunteers, continues to meet and review current winter conditions and evaluate needs to declare more winter feeding emergencies based on factors outlined in Fish and Game rule and policy as per IC36-123. Before this year, the last emergency winter feeding operation was conducted in the winter of 2007/2008.   Elk and deer were fed because of severe winter weather conditions in Garden Valley and the Lowman area.

  • Elk wait at near the feed line at Bullwhacker feed site near Ketchum.

    Southwest Winter Feeding Report - Feb. 22, 2017

    History

    The Southwest Region has a long history of big game winter feeding efforts. The Winter Feeding Advisory Committee, made up of several citizen volunteers, continues to meet and review current winter conditions and evaluate needs to declare more winter feeding emergencies based on factors outlined in Fish and Game rule and policy as per IC36-123. Before this year, the last emergency winter feeding operation was conducted in the winter of 2007/2008.   Elk and deer were fed because of severe winter weather conditions in Garden Valley and the Lowman area.

Mule Deer

Odocoileus hemionus

IDAPA Classification: Big Game
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