Stories tagged: Idaho fish and game
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 …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 7:38 a.m.
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.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 10:35 a.m.
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 …
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 12:41 p.m.
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 …
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 8:14 a.m.
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 …
Sat., Aug. 13, 2016, 7:56 p.m.
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.
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 3:26 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Feb. 9, 2016, 1:25 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Nov. 18, 2015, 12:35 p.m.
Rich Landers: Good management, mild winters paying dividends for anglers, hunters
Elk, deer and fish were hot topics when Idaho Fish and Game Department staffers reported to sportsman at a monthly breakfast meeting Tuesday in Coeur d’Alene.
Sun., July 26, 2015
Eye on Boise: Idaho putting no limits on fishing in warm waters
Unlike neighboring states, Idaho’s not planning any fishing restrictions or closures due to warm water, according to state Fish and Game officials. “In many streams, what we’re seeing this year …
Thu., March 19, 2015
In brief: Idaho netting and moving pike
Northern Pike in a portion of Lake Coeur d’Alene are being netted for research on reducing their impact on native cutthroat trout. As many of the pike as possible are …
Fri., Nov. 14, 2014
Idaho game commission prefers trapper training after two dogs killed
Rather than making new rules to restrict trapping in Idaho, state Fish and Game commissioners say they prefer to have trappers take safety classes to reduce the chance that dogs …
Thu., Nov. 13, 2014, 11:28 a.m.
Idaho officials favor education over new trapping rules
Rather than making new rules to restrict trapping in Idaho, state Fish and Game commissioners say they prefer to have trappers take educational classes to reduce the chance that dogs …
Tue., July 29, 2014, 1:52 p.m.
Idaho suspends plan for hired wolf hunter
BOISE — Idaho Fish and Game officials say they’re suspending a plan to use a hired hunter to kill wolves in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness until …
Tue., July 15, 2014
Dog deaths in Idaho prompt look at trapping rules
After two dogs were killed in North Idaho traps this winter Idaho’s Fish and Game Commission has agreed to look at new rules to restrict some trapping practices. “The tragedy …
Thu., July 10, 2014
Outdoors in brief: Idaho Fish and Game Commission meeting today
A report on how to keep domestic dogs from being caught in traps set for wolves will be presented among other agenda items during the Idaho Fish and Game Commission …
Sun., May 4, 2014
Sage grouse conservation efforts huge
Knowing that the 1993 listing of the spotted owl as a threatened species hurt the logging industry, ranchers are getting aboard efforts to head off restrictions to their livelihoods. The …
Tue., April 8, 2014
Idaho on notice over trapping of rare lynx
Three conservation groups plan to sue the state of Idaho over its trapping regulations, saying they don’t do enough to prevent incidental trapping of federally protected Canada lynx. Surging prices …
Thu., March 20, 2014
Outdoor enthusiasts determine adventure is worth the monetary sacrifice
As the nation’s economy gradually grinds out of low gear, those willing to spend money in the outdoors of Washington and Idaho appear to have loosened their grip on the …
Fri., Feb. 28, 2014, 4 p.m.
Idaho killed 23 wolves by helicopter in February
Idaho Fish and Game, in cooperation with the USDA Wildlife Services, killed 23 gray wolves from a helicopter near the Idaho-Montana border during February in an effort to relieve predation …
Fri., Dec. 20, 2013
441-foot-long megaloads bound for Montana through CdA
At the east end of Coeur d’Alene, bald eagles swoop and dive over the lake as excited onlookers snap pictures or watch with spotting scopes, and others stroll by on …
Sun., Dec. 1, 2013
Eye on Boise: Idaho missing out on online sales tax
BOISE – Idaho’s state Tax Commission has a message for all those holiday shoppers making their purchases online: You still owe Idaho tax. If the online retailer doesn’t charge the …
Sat., Nov. 30, 2013
Hunt for elk proves more challenging
NEAR ST. MARIES – Calob Wilson sat on the tailgate of his dad’s pickup, dandling a rack of antlers on his knees. It was the opening weekend of rifle season, …
Sun., Feb. 24, 2013
Idaho researchers tap citizen scientists to survey rare creatures
Researchers are putting the spotlight on reclusive creatures in the Inland Northwest, ranging from slugs and frogs to lynx and wolverines. How climate change and other modern threats will impact …
Tue., Feb. 12, 2013
Idaho Senate rejects fish, game nominee Joan Hurlock
BOISE – For the first time since 1974, the Idaho Senate rejected the governor’s nominee to a seat on the state’s Fish and Game Commission. Joan Hurlock has served on …
Sun., Jan. 27, 2013
Out & About: Researchers to net mackinaw at Priest Lake
Lake trout studied at Priest Lake FISHING – Coinciding with a debate about future management of the Priest Lake mackinaw fishery, the Idaho Fish and Game Department is joining a …
Thu., Dec. 13, 2012
Landers: Lake Pend Oreille anglers hooked on bounties
Sport fishermen who base out of Hope, Idaho, during summer have made it their job to purge mackinaw from Lake Pend Oreille. Since 2006, the Idaho Fish and Game Department …
Wed., Dec. 12, 2012, 8:05 p.m.
Landers: Lake Pend Oreille anglers hooked on bounties
Sport fishermen who base out of Hope, Idaho, during summer have made it their job to purge mackinaw from Lake Pend Oreille.
Sun., Dec. 9, 2012
Expensive gamble offers salvation to Lake Pend Oreille fishing
A once-popular Lake Pend Oreille angling season is making a comeback after a multimillion-dollar decade of controversial efforts to revive fabled kokanee and trout fisheries from the brink of collapse. …
Sun., Nov. 25, 2012
Restoring sockeye salmon a big task
REDFISH LAKE CREEK, Idaho – A vermilion slash in clear, cold water, the Snake River sockeye in this mountain stream is one of nature’s long-distance athletes, traveling at least 900 …