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Moose have become fairly common sights roaming the fringes of North Idaho or Spokane-area communities. Local agencies say they regularly get complaints about moose munching and messing gardens and landscaping, but usually it’s best to leave the big creatures be.  (File)

Idaho Wildlife Summit addresses pressing trends

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT -- Idaho Fish and Game officials have scheduled an Aug. 24-26 conference – with regional and online participation – to get sportsmen and other state citizens to help tackle major challenges facing wildlife management. The Idaho Wildlife Summit, set in Boise, also will...

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THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2012

Bull elk are prized by hunters. (Associated Press)

Idaho controlled hunt drawing results out soon

HUNTING -- The suspense is almost over for Idaho big-game hunters. Results of special drawings for big-game controlled hunt tags will be available any day on the Idaho Fish and Game Department drawings web page. Postcards will be mailed to successful applicants by July 10....

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TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012

Volunteers help at a Free Fishing Day. From left, Joe Dupont, Bob Moate, Rich Gerhard and Seth Altmeyer. (Courtesy Bureau of Land Management)

Free fishing activities set for weekend

FISHING– Saturday is Free Fishing Day in Idaho and Washington will double the pleasure on both Saturday and Sunday -- no fishing license required. Idaho is organizing 11 clinics Saturday in the Panhandle geared to helping people try the sport, starting 7 a.m.-11 a.m. at...

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Idaho sets 2012 big-game hunting seasons 

HUNTING -- Idaho's 2012 big-game hunting seasons for deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear, gray wolf and mountain lion hunts were set today by the Idaho Fish and Game Commission. The commissioners adopted Fish and Game staff recommendations and added a few changes of their own....

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A crowd of people showed up at Hauser Lake on Jan. 28, 2012, for the Idaho Fish and Game Department "Take Me Fishing" event. Visitors were able to check out fishing gear for free and fish through the ice with no fishing license required. IFG employees and other volunteers augered the holes and served free hot dogs and hot chocolate. (Idaho Department of Fish and Game)

Photo shows draw of ice fishing, hot dogs

FISHING -- This photo illustrates the crowd that can be attracted by offering the free loan of ice fishing gear. More than 350 people showed up at Hauser Lake Saturday for an Idaho Fish and Game Department Take Me Fishing event. They borrowed gear, feasted...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2012

Idaho Fish and Game's annual report online

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT -- Idaho Fish and Game Department Director Virgil Moore delivered the state of the agency report to the Fish and Wildlife Commission last week. The annual report, available online, details the agency's funding sources and how officials spent the money. The report also...

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Time to apply for Idaho spring turkey, bear hunts

HUNTING -- Idaho's application period for spring turkey controlled hunts starts today and runs to March 1. The application period for spring black bear ends Feb. 15. Spring turkey and spring black bear seasons start April 15 – some controlled hunts open later. Leftover tags...

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