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  • Bighorn Sheep / Photo by Gary Powers

    Moose, sheep and goat rules available soon

    Idaho's 2017 and 2018 moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat seasons and rules booklet arrived from the printer and should be available at Fish and Game offices and license vendors later this week.

    They are available online now at https://idfg.idaho.gov/hunt/rules.

  • Super Bowl Sunday Bighorn Sheep Capture in Hells Canyon

    Low flying helicopters deploy net guns to capture bighorn sheep in Hells Canyon on Sunday. Sheep are transported to processing site where researchers measure overall sheep body condition and take samples to test for disease. Animals are marked with a collar and ear tag to monitor movement and survival rates.

     

     

  • Redbird Ram

    Hells Canyon Bighorn Sheep Capture Underway

    The Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife plan to capture 100 bighorn sheep in five Hells Canyon herds February 2nd –14th as part of the ongoing Hells Canyon Initiative to restore bighorn sheep populations. 

    Bighorn sheep will be captured by net gunning from a helicopter and brought to a processing site near the capture location. Biologists will take health samples, radio collar the sheep, and release them on site. 

  • Moose, southwest region, near McCall

    Here's a sneak peak at the new moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat rules

    Idaho Fish and Game Commission on Jan. 26 adopted new rules and seasons for moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat for the 2017-18 hunting seasons. 

  • Public meeting for moose, sheep, and mountain goat season proposals (Lewison)

    Idaho Fish and Game wants to hear from hunters on proposed changes to moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat seasons for 2017 and 2018.

    Fish and Game will host open houses where those interested can visit with local wildlife biologists about the proposals and provided their comments. 

  • IDFG Scoping For 2017-2018 Moose, Goat And Sheep Hunting Seasons

    IDAHO FALLS – The Idaho Department of Fish & Game (IDFG) is in the process of scoping the public as they undertake setting seasons for trophy species (moose, mountain goat, and bighorn sheep) for 2017- 2018.  The public will have the opportunity to discuss with biologists their season suggestions at an open house scheduled for Monday, December 19th from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

  • Upper Snake Scoping For 2017-2018 Moose, Goat And Sheep Hunting Seasons

    IDAHO FALLS – The Idaho Department of Fish & Game (IDFG) is in the process of scoping the public as they undertake setting seasons for trophy species (moose, mountain goat, and bighorn sheep) for 2017- 2018.  The public will have the opportunity to discuss with biologists their season suggestions at an open house scheduled for Monday, December 19th from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Upper Snake Region Office, 4279 Commerce Circle, in Idaho Falls.

  • Bull moose in yellow grass

    Hunter comments wanted for moose, sheep, and mountain goat season proposals

    Idaho Fish and Game wants to hear from hunters on proposed changes to moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat seasons for 2017 and 2018.

    Fish and Game will host open houses where those interested can visit with local wildlife biologists about the proposals and provided their comments. 

  • Public meeting for moose, sheep, and mountain goat season proposals (Challis)

    The Salmon region will be holding two open houses o discuss the proposed seasons for moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goat for 2017-2018.

    Salmon - December 19, 4:00-7:00 p.m., Salmon Regional Office, 99 Hwy 93 North, 208-756-2271.
    Challis – December 20, 4:00-7:00 p.m., Challis Community Events Center Board Room.

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  • Public meeting for moose, sheep, and mountain goat season proposals (Salmon)

    The Salmon region will be holding two open houses o discuss the proposed seasons for moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goat for 2017-2018.

    Salmon - December 19, 4:00-7:00 p.m., Salmon Regional Office, 99 Hwy 93 North, 208-756-2271.
    Challis – December 20, 4:00-7:00 p.m., Challis Community Events Center Board Room.

    Learn more

Bighorn Sheep

Ovis canadensis

IDAPA Classification: Big Game
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