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During his 40 years at Fish and Game, Virgil Moore built connections to help Idaho’s ‘critters’

When Virgil Moore leaves the Idaho Department of Fish and Game office for the last time, it won’t be without tears.


Fish and Game surveys eastern Idaho fawns

The helicopter hovered low over the hills southeast of Kelly Mountain, snow billowing up from the ground, and deer bounded down the slope to flee the noisy monster.


Helicopters taking flight for Idaho Fish and Game Panhandle elk study

Idaho Fish and Game officials are deploying elk tracking collars this week as part of the annual elk survival study.


New Idaho Fish and Game director prepares to balance competing interests in top job

By his admission, Ed Schriever’s mantra of “balance and stretch” sounds like an exercise routine for old guys.


Idaho Fish and Game names new director

A 35-year veteran of Idaho Fish and Game has been named its new director.


After Idaho steelhead closure anglers, outfitters and businesspeople find themselves at odds with their usual conservation allies

There was a time when businesses in Riggins proudly displayed small signs in their storefront windows proclaiming “Salmon Mean Business.”


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Idaho Fish and Game seeks information on wasted elk carcass

Idaho officials are looking for any information regarding an elk carcass that was quartered and thrown by the side of the road.


Suspension of steelhead season spawns unease

A crowd of more than 80 people at a Riggins community meeting over the looming closure of the steelhead fishing season in Idaho heard mostly bad news Tuesday night.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 1:23 p.m.

Everything you wanted to know about Idaho’s steelhead closure

Idaho’s steelhead fishing season will end, at least temporarily, in three weeks.


Idaho Fish and Game commission meeting in Coeur d’Alene

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet Tuesday and Wednesday at the Panhandle Regional Office at 2885 W. Kathleen Ave. in Coeur d’Alene.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 9:59 a.m.

Idaho Fish and Game director Moore announces he will retire

Idaho Fish and Game Director Virgil Moore will retire in January after a 41-year career with the agency that manages everything from smallmouth bass to large predators like black bears, …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 5:29 p.m.

Tubbs Hill deer hunting draws ire of neighbors

An apparently misinformed hunter shot and killed a deer on Coeur d’Alene’s Tubbs Hill last week.


Fish and Game commissioner hunts ‘family of baboons’ in Africa, faces calls to resign

Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner Blake Fischer shared photos of his guided hunting trip in Africa with friends and colleagues when he returned last month, expecting they’d appreciate his success.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

Idaho Fish and Game euthanized cougar captured in Coeur d’Alene

Idaho Fish and Game officials and the Coeur d’Alene Police darted and euthanized a cougar that was camped in a tree Monday on North Ironwood Drive in Coeur d’Alene.


Idaho agencies near deal to keep public access on land

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission is considering paying its sister agency, the Department of Lands, to retain public recreation access to more than 2.3 million acres of state endowment …


Idaho’s controlled hunt tag purchase deadline Wednesday

Hunters who received a controlled hunt for deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear and turkey must purchase the tag before Wednesday. Hunters can check if they received one through Fish and …


Authorities capture mountain lion near Idaho State campus

Idaho Fish and Game officials have captured a mountain lion near the campus of Idaho State University.


Walking your dog? Watch out for wild animal traps

Nobody wants it to happen, and yet it does. Dogs, out on a walk with their owners, get caught in wild animal traps.


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 11:31 a.m.

Idaho Fish and Game kills 10 wolves

Idaho Fish and Game officials killed 10 wolves in an effort to improve elk survival rates in northern Idaho.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 5:09 p.m.

Idaho fighting order to destroy wilderness wolf, elk data

Idaho officials are challenging a federal court order to destroy information collected from tracking collars placed on elk and wolves obtained illegally by landing a helicopter in a central Idaho …


In brief: Fall Fishing Derby at Lake Pend Oreille

Anglers will be fishing for more than $10,000 in cash and prizes under a new format when the


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 8:07 p.m.

Idaho wildlife agent shoots neighborhood’s beloved deer, highlighting dangers of feeding wild animals

ST. MARIES – Three shots is what it took to kill a “once in a lifetime miracle,” said Mia Suchoski. “This was an orphan deer that the whole community helped …


UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 10:32 p.m.

Bills to raise Idaho hunting, fishing fees 20 percent heads to Senate

The first fee increase for Idaho Fish and Game resident hunting and fishing licenses and tags since 2004 won the support of the House on Tuesday and is headed for …


Escaped wolf from eastern Idaho tourist attraction shot, killed

A wolf that escaped a tourist attraction in southeastern Idaho has been shot and killed by its owner.


Idaho Fish and Game to try for fee hike once again

Officials with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game are once again preparing to push a plan to raise hunting and fishing fees despite facing years of resistance from state …


Hunting and fishing licenses available online again in Idaho

Idaho officials say online sales of hunting and fishing licenses are up and running again following a three-month shutdown due to a computer breach at the vendor that handles those …


Idaho Fish and Game board dumps proposed rule change

Idaho Fish and Game commissioners jettisoned a proposed rule Thursday that would have increased the length of time hunters who draw tags for bulls and bucks must wait before they …


Family camping in Idaho saves girl from mountain lion

A family camping in eastern Idaho scared off a mountain lion that tried to snatch their 4-year-old daughter away from a campfire.


Twenty wolves shot from the air in northern Idaho in the past week

Twenty wolves were shot from a helicopter in the Lolo elk zone in northern Idaho, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game announced Wednesday, in a wolf-control operation that lasted …


Wildlife officials to kill wolves in remote Idaho region

LEWISTON, Idaho – Federal wildlife services and Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials have joined forces to kill wolves in the Clearwater Region for the third year in a …