• Elk/Deer Left to Waste; Public’s Help Sought

    Contact CAP at 1-800-632-5999, twenty-four hours a day.

  • Bull elk

    Proper Carcass Disposal Completes a Successful Hunt

    Hunters who are successful at harvesting a big game animal are required by law to remove and care for all of the edible meat. This includes the meat from hind quarters as far down as the hock, meat of the front quarters as far down as the knee, and meat along the backbone which is the loin and tenderloin.

  • Elk after capture and release.

    Getting to know our elk a little bit better.

    For the past several years, Idaho Fish and Game has been working on a project to get to know our elk a bit better.  Efforts and methods to monitor elk populations have always been a high priority for Fish and Game, but recently, new technology has given us an opportunity to walk a mile in our elk’s “shoes”…. ermm… I mean “hooves”, like we never have before.

  • Tex Creek WMA, Henry's Creek Fire Idaho Falls road facing NE

    Eastern Idaho fire prompts commission to offer special hunts

    In response to a wildfire that burned about 75 percent of the Tex Creek Wildlife Management Area near Idaho Falls, Idaho Fish and Game is offering special controlled hunts with 500 antlerless deer tags and 500 antlerless elk tags to be sold on a first-come, first-served basis at 10 a.m. (Mountain Time) on Oct. 13. 

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    Multiple Felony Charges Filed in Wildlife Poaching Case

    A total of 35 felony wildlife charges involving conspiracy to unlawfully possess big game animals have been filed against seven individuals for their alleged roles in a 2015 Adams County poaching case. The charges come after months of investigative work by Idaho Fish and Game officers with assistance from the Adams County Prosecutor’s office.

    Four other individuals face misdemeanor wildlife charges for their roles in the case.

  • Military Training to be Conducted in Owyhee County’s Hunt Unit 40

    The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has issued the following news release which will be of interest to unit 40 hunters.

  • Hunter in Sunset, cc-by Roger Phillips

    Share your favorite hunting shots

    Fall is here, and we're already seeing some great Idaho hunting shots on social media. Why not put them here, too?

    We love seeing folks out hunting in the fall and sharing their experiences through photos, and we encourage people to share their best shots on our photo gallery.

    It's quick and easy to download them, and don't worry, we won't ask for your favorite hunting spot, but photos may be used for Fish and Game illustrations and promotions. 

  • Check Station Reminders

    Hunting seasons are here, and soon hunters will see Fish and Game check stations throughout the state. Remember that all hunters must stop at Fish and Game check stations, regardless of whether they’ve harvested game. 

  • Prescribed fire, Clearwater Region

    Controlled fires in the Clearwater could boost elk herds

    Idaho Fish and Game is fired up about increasing elk populations in its Lolo Elk Zone in the headwaters of the Clearwater River. Through a cooperative effort with Forest Service and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the two agencies and RMEF are proposing controlled forest fires known as “prescribed-fire treatments” to improve habitat for elk and other wildlife. 


Cervus canadensis

IDAPA Classification: Big Game
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