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  • Elk, hunters increasing

    Rich Gerhard filled his freezer with 280 pounds of elk meat this fall. The kill took place within an hour’s drive of his home. One morning last month, Gerhard got …


  • Elk, moose migration routes to be studied

    The Idaho Department of Fish and Game plans to capture elk and moose in eastern Idaho starting in December as part of a three-year study to determine migration corridors with …


  • Changes at shooting range aren’t enough, neighbors say

    The Idaho Department of Fish and Game on Friday received its seventh grant from the National Rifle Association to continue safety improvements at the Farragut State Park shooting range, as …


  • Co-workers, family remember helicopter crash victims

    Devastated co-workers of two Idaho Department of Fish and Game fisheries biologists killed in a helicopter crash Tuesday remember them as dedicated, passionate about their jobs and fun to be …


  • Biologists, pilot killed in Kamiah helicopter crash

    A helicopter chartered by the Idaho Fish and Game Department agency plunged into a travel trailer and crashed today on a downtown street in the small town of Kamiah, killing …


  • Long Lake dead fish creating quite a stink

    At Long Lake, hundreds of dead carp are washing up on beaches, collecting under docks and creating a stink for residents living along the 24-mile reservoir. “If you’re water-skiing on …


  • Dead carp washing up at Long Lake

    At Long Lake, hundreds of dead carp are washing up on beaches, collecting under docks and creating a stink for residents living along the 24-mile reservoir.


  • Idaho liberalizes wolf hunting rules; Montana expands quotas

    Trapping wolves will be allowed in Idaho, and hunters can use electronic calls to attract the elusive predators, Idaho wildlife officials decided Thursday. By liberalizing hunting methods, members of Idaho’s …


  • Idaho sockeye running with big Columbia fish surge

    Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials say the state could see higher numbers of endangered Snake River sockeye salmon returning this year.


  • Youth fishing clinic cuts launch access

    Access to the main boat launch at Rose Lake will be limited Friday because of a youth fishing clinic.


  • Idaho will consider easing wolf hunting regulations

    Liberalizing hunting methods for wolves – including the use of traps, bait and electronic calls – will be discussed at the Idaho Fish and Game Commission meeting today. The use …


  • Idaho Fish and Game to weigh traps, bait in wolf hunts

    Liberalizing hunting methods for wolves – including the use of traps, bait and electronic calls – will be discussed at the Idaho Fish and Game Commission meeting Thursday.


  • UI Foundation to sell land to Fish and Game

    The University of Idaho Foundation has decided to sell a 120-acre parcel on a northcentral Idaho mountain that’s home to bighorn sheep to the state Department of Fish and Game, …


  • Hide auction set for CdA this year

    For the first time in seven years, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s annual hide and fur auction is set to take place in Coeur d’Alene. The department sells …


  • Senate backs making hunter information private

    Senators voted 30-3 to exempt hunting and fishing license information from Idaho’s public records laws.


  • No signs of bears despite snowmelt

    Though most of the snow has disappeared from the region’s black bear dens, wildlife biologists say the jury’s still out on whether an early spring will result in earlier-than-usual bear …


  • Hibernating bears could be rousted early this year

    Though most of the snow has disappeared from the region’s black bear dens, wildlife biologists say the jury’s still out on whether an early spring will result in earlier-than-usual bear …


  • Idaho’s wolf population at least 843

    Wildlife biologists estimated Idaho’s 2009 wolf population at a minimum of 843 animals in a status report released Friday. The figure remained nearly unchanged from the 2008 minimum estimate of …


  • Elusive target

    AVERY, Idaho – Milt Turley wants to shoot a wolf. He and his wife, Kay, live in close proximity to the shaggy-haired predators. Wolf tracks have appeared on the couple’s …


  • Actual wolf weights often skimpier than hunters estimate

    Rumors of 150-pound wolves abound in the Idaho Panhandle, but most of the wolves taken by hunters are much smaller. Adult females averaged 86 pounds, according to Idaho Department of …


  • Unwanted trout

    HOPE, Idaho – Working shoulder-to-shoulder aboard a commercial gillnetter, Paul Saunders and his crew plucked fish from a 900-foot net, deftly untangling snared gills and thrashing tails from the mesh. …


  • Charges dropped in wolf kill

    Russell Glen Frachiseur was drinking coffee with his wife and in-laws when a wolf trotted up the driveway of his rural home south of Priest Lake. The 75-pound male wolf …


  • Four accused of poaching

    Acting on tips from residents, Idaho game officers have nabbed four men accused of poaching elk. A Bonners Ferry veterinarian and his hunting partner were charged with illegally taking one …


  • Idaho veterinarian, hunting partner face poaching charges

    A Bonners Ferry veterinarian and his hunting partner have been charged with illegally taking two bull elk on the day before archery season opened.


  • Bears amble far, wide when year’s berry bad

    Bear populations rise and fall on huckleberry crops. So the data from a survey north of Bonners Ferry initially stumped Barb Moore. During 2004 – the second year in a …


  • Chukar numbers rebounding

    Idaho Fish and Game Department aerial surveys reveal the canyonland partridge have nearly doubled their numbers from last year’s dismal lows.


  • Thousands turn out for wolf tags

    After a half-century in the woods, 76-year-old Hugh McKay had hung up his hunting rifle. But he couldn’t resist the opportunity to take aim at a wolf. The Coeur d’Alene …


  • Grizzly survived dustup with hunter

    A female grizzly that bit an Eastern Idaho hunter last month has been identified through DNA testing of saliva on the hunter’s wound.


  • Idaho officials predict large return of salmon

    The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is predicting this year’s return of salmon will be the largest in eight years.


  • Big snowfall brings out wolves

    Deep snow is forcing deer, elk and moose – and the wolves that prey on them – down from the mountains and into the small communities flanking the St. Joe …

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