Stories tagged: Idaho Department of Fish and Game
MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016, 5:45 A.M.
Wildlife underpasses in North Idaho see heavy animal traffic
A dozen years ago, the Idaho Department of Transportation spent more than $1 million to build three wildlife underpasses north of Bonners Ferry. They’re heavily used by wildlife, according to …
MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016, 4:07 P.M.
Neighbors question state agency’s decision to log cedar grove near Lake Pend Oreille
A 40-acre grove of cedar trees near Lake Pend Oreille could be logged next summer to generate cash for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.
MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016, 5:24 P.M.
New plan emerges for Idaho Fish and Game to acquire Black Lake Ranch east of Harrison
State officials have a new plan for purchasing a 1,000-acre former horse ranch along the Coeur d’Alene River.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2016, 6:01 P.M.
Five years in the making, new survey catalogs nearly 200 species across the Idaho Panhandle
After five years of work, an Idaho Department of Fish and Game biologist recently finished one of the most comprehensive records ever compiled about what lives in the Idaho Panhandle’s …
FRIDAY, AUG. 5, 2016, 1:22 P.M.
Opposition kills proposed deal to acquire Black Lake Ranch
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game planned to acquire a 1,000-acre former horse ranch along the Coeur d’Alene River through a land swap, but opposition to the trade killed …
TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2016, 4:17 P.M.
Reward grows in wolf pup poaching case in North Idaho
More than $16,000 in reward money has been offered for tips leading to arrests in the case of wolf pups poached from their den in Kootenai County.
THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016, 4:49 P.M.
Reward for information on wolf pups killing at $15,000
The reward offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who illegally killed wolf pups after removing them from a northern Idaho den is …
FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016, 10:31 A.M.
Tips sought in case of North Idaho wolf pups killing
Wolf pups were removed from a den in Kootenai County last month and killed, according to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, which is asking for the public’s help …
TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2016, 4 P.M.
Farragut State Park clears the way for revival of the western white pine
Idaho Fish and Game is embarking on a project to return western white pine to Farragut State Park. The trees once dominated North Idaho forests, but few remain.
TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016, 5:22 P.M.
North Idaho land swap on hold during negotiations over public access
A proposed North Idaho land swap is on hold while the state Department of Fish and Game attempts to negotiate a public access easement on the property to be traded.
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016, 8 P.M.
Scientists study how bat fungus reached Northwest so soon
In a federal research laboratory in Wisconsin, scientists are analyzing DNA from the fungus that killed a little brown bat in Washington last month.
SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2016, 10:02 P.M.
Idaho’s wolf population holds steady
Idaho’s wolf population remained statistically flat during 2015, reflecting the species’ resilience despite efforts to reduce the number of packs and individuals roaming the state’s wildland. According to a report …
THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016, 3:04 P.M.
$10,000 reward offered for info about grizzly bear killing
Rewards of $10,000 are being offered for information leading to arrests and convictions in the killing last fall of a grizzly bear in Bonner County.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016, 5 P.M.
Chesrown’s former ranch could be returned to wetlands in proposed land swap
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game wants to acquire a 1,000-acre ranch along the Coeur d’Alene River through a land swap. The ranch has high wildlife habitat and recreation …
TUESDAY, FEB. 23, 2016, 4:57 P.M.
Idaho sees new wave of hunters and anglers in millennials
As they work to recruit the next generation of hunters and anglers, Idaho officials are targeting food-conscious millennials who want to know where the steak they’re grilling comes from.
UPDATED: MONDAY, NOV. 2, 2015, 3:36 P.M.
Otters moving into North Idaho in increasing numbers - and not the gubernatorial kind
Hauser Lake residents are buzzing about their newest neighbors - five river otters that have taken up residence in the lake. Otter populations are healthy and expanding in the Idaho …
MONDAY, SEPT. 21, 2015
Idaho wolf keeper, state at odds over public’s access to animals
COCOLALLA, Idaho – Nancy Taylor says her captive-born wolves enjoy human contact. When she gives paid tours of Wolf People, the wolves come up to the chain-link fence to check …
FRIDAY, AUG. 28, 2015
Clark Fork Delta on the mend with $6 million project
CLARK FORK, Idaho – Katherine Cousins motored a small boat through the Clark Fork Delta’s back channels this week, pausing to watch a belted kingfisher swooping over the water near …
THURSDAY, AUG. 27, 2015
Large or small, wildlife captures attention at North Idaho Fair
Under a microscope at the North Idaho Fair & Rodeo, a drop of water from Lake Coeur d’Alene teemed with life. A Daphnia galeata, one of the zooplankton in the …
FRIDAY, AUG. 14, 2015
Grizzly shot, killed near family’s North Idaho home
A 2-year-old male grizzly bear threatening a North Idaho family was shot and ultimately killed on Tuesday. Now Barbara Casey, who shot the bear, is worried she’s in trouble for …
TUESDAY, AUG. 11, 2015
Flow cut out of Priest Lake sparks worry about river’s health
Drought conditions are creating conflicts at Priest Lake. The mountain lake is one of North Idaho’s top resort destinations, drawing people from all over the region for fishing, boating and …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2015, 4:22 P.M.
First sockeye arrives at Redfish Lake
The first sockeye salmon has completed its 900-mile migration to Redfish Lake Creek near Stanley.
SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2015
Fish brains: Regional managers in driver seat for future of fishing
Fisheries biologists are stepping in and out of the top regional fish management positions in North Idaho and Eastern Washington this month. These are the managers who supervise staff and …
TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2015
Amphibious invasion: Bullfrogs threaten native Northwest species
Several years ago, Michael Lucid pulled to the side of the highway to watch hundreds of frogs hopping across the road. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game biologist didn’t …
FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015, 4:52 P.M.
Dog, mistaken for wolf, shot and killed by teenager in North Idaho
A North Idaho man said his dog was shot on a Forest Service road last weekend by a teen who mistook the husky-malamute cross for a wolf. The dog later …
SUNDAY, FEB. 1, 2015
The mighty bull trout
Salmon make an epic journey, swimming hundreds of miles from the ocean to return to their birthplace. To Tom Whalen, the shorter migration of Lake Pend Oreille’s bull trout is …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 14, 2015, 9:35 A.M.
Citation issued in wolf shooting on Rathdrum Mountain
A North Idaho man who says he shot a wolf that appeared to be crouched down as if to attack his three dogs on the southern end of Rathdrum Mountain …
SUNDAY, JAN. 11, 2015
Idaho Fish and Game seeks to raise license, tag costs
About 750,000 Idaho residents, or nearly 47 percent of the state’s population, consider themselves hunters or anglers. Yet less than half of them buy hunting or fishing licenses each year. …
TUESDAY, OCT. 14, 2014
Urban deer becoming a nuisance for Dalton Gardens residents
DALTON GARDENS – There’s no mystery about what ate Les Likes’ corn this summer. Deer tracks are embedded in the mud at the edge of his 1 1/2 –acre corn …
THURSDAY, OCT. 2, 2014
Hunters should stay aware of regulations on bear
It’s been 19 years since a voter- approved initiative eliminated baiting and use of hounds to hunt bears in Washington. Since then, most of the hunting of bears has been …