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  • Mountain Lion in tree

    Female mountain lion harvest season closed in Unit 39 near Idaho City

    Mountain lion hunters should note that the harvest season for female mountain lion has closed in game management unit 39, as the harvest quota of ten females was reached February 23, 2017.

    Hunters will be allowed to keep female mountain lions taken prior to this closure but must report them within five days of harvest. The harvest season in this unit remains open for males only until the season ends March 31, 2017.

  • Lion in Cottonwood tree

    Mountain lion harvest season closed in Unit 55

    Mountain lion hunters should note that the harvest season for both female and male mountain lion has closed in game management Unit 55 south of Burley, as the harvest quota of six females was reached February 14, 2017.   

    Hunters will be allowed to keep mountain lions taken prior to this closure but must report them within five days of harvest. The dog training season remains open in this unit until March 31, 2017.

  • Bull elk

    Idaho’s 2017 & 2018 big game season proposals available online

    Idaho Fish and Game's proposed changes for the 2017 & 2018 big game hunting seasons are available online for public review and comment.

    The proposals for deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear, mountain lion and gray wolf are listed by region and are available at: https://idfg.idaho.gov/form/big-game-2017. Only those seasons and hunts for which changes are proposed are listed.  All others will remain the same as they were during the 2015 & 2016 hunting seasons.

  • Lion in Cottonwood tree

    Female mountain lion harvest season closed in Unit 36B near Challis

    Mountain lion hunters should note that the harvest season for female mountain lion has closed in game management unit 36B near Challis, as the harvest quota of two females was reached February 9, 2017.   

    Hunters will be allowed to keep female mountain lions taken prior to this closure but must report them within five days of harvest. The harvest season in this unit remains open for males only until the season ends March 31, 2017. 

  • mountain lion kitten

    Fish and Game Releases Fourth Mountain Lion Kitten

    The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has finally released the fourth mountain lion kitten that was captured from the Johnny Creek Area at the end of January.

    Using signals from a radio collar affixed to the mother mountain lion, Fish and Game was able to determine her location by the end of last week and released the kitten in proximity to her.

  • Upper Snake Sets Meetings To Present Proposed Big Games Seasons

    February 8, 2017

     

     

     

    IDFG Sets Meetings To Present Proposed Big Games Seasons

     

    IDAHO FALLS – Biologists from the Idaho Department of Fish & Game (IDFG) are ready to begin the public comment phase of their big game season setting process by heading out to present to the public the proposals they are considering moving forward on.  These proposals were created after reviewing big game population data collected in the past month and by meeting with sportsmen in the region in January.

  • Bull elk

    Fish and Game seeks comments on 2017 and 2018 big game seasons

    Idaho Fish and Game plans several open house meetings around the state during February to collect public comments on the 2017 and 2018 proposed seasons and rules for deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear, gray wolf and mountain lion.   

    Interested individuals can visit with department personnel concerning the proposed seasons and provide their written comments by attending any of the below meetings.

    Panhandle Region

  • Mountain Lion in tree

    Mountain lion harvest season closed in southeast Idaho

    Mountain lion hunters should note that the harvest season for both female and male mountain lion has closed in game management Units 66A, 68, 68A, 70, 71, 72, 73, 73A, 74, 75, 76, 77, and 78, as the harvest quota of 22 females has been reached.  The dog training season will remain open in these units through March 31, 2017.

  • winter feeding elk

    Feed sites off limits to hunting mountain lions and wolves

    With Idaho Fish and Game winter feeding big game in areas of southern Idaho, hunters are reminded that mountain lions and gray wolves may not be hunted or pursued within one-half mile of any active Fish and Game big game feeding site.  In addition, wolves cannot be trapped within the same distance. 

  • mountain lion kitten

    Idaho Fish and Game Captures Fourth Mountain Lion Kitten

    A fourth mountain lion kitten was captured in the Johnny Creek area of Pocatello.

Mountain Lion, Cougar, or Puma

Puma concolor

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