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FRIDAY, NOV. 18, 2016

TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014

TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014

Spring chinook salmon caught in the Salmon River near Riggins, Idaho. (Exodus Wilderness Adventures)

Idaho spring chinook fishing winding down

UPDATED 1:55 p.m. with announcement of Sunday closings by Idaho fish and Game: FISHING -- Idaho’s spring chinook salmon fisheries on the lower Salmon River and the Clearwater River basins are almost history for 2014. Idaho Fish and Game has just issued this announcement: As...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 2014

TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014

Anglers pose with their spring chinook salmon at The Guide Shop in Orofino, Idaho, after returning from a Clearwater River fishing trip. (Rich Landers)

Clearwater river hot for spring chinook fishing

FISHING -- "Fishing was exceptional in the Clearwater River drainage last week with catch rates less than 10 hrs/fish in many places and averaging 14 hrs/fish for the entire basin," says Joe Dupont, Idaho Fish and Game Department regional fisheries manager in Lewiston. "Based on...

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FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2014

WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2014

THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014

FRIDAY, JAN. 3, 2014

Kokanee staging to spawn stack up by the thousands in November and December in Granite Creek, a Lake Pend Oreille tributary. (Rich Landers)

Idaho Fish and Game looks back at 2013

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT -- Everybody's been looking back at 2013 for some perspective, including the Idaho Fish and Game Department. The revival of Lake Pend Oreille's kokanee fishery and completion of a new sockeye hatchery top the agency's highlights for the year. Read on for the...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 10, 2013


MONDAY, NOV. 18, 2013

SUNDAY, AUG. 18, 2013

An elk is one of about 20 wildlife species photographed by motion-activated cameras as they came into bait stations in the Idaho Panhandle region mountains. The project is monitored by the Multi-Species Basline Initiative research organized by the Idaho Fish and Game Department. (Multi-species Baseline initiative)

Idaho commission to consider elk plan

WILDLIFE -- Idaho Fish and Game biologists will present a proposed 10-year elk management plan for approval at the Fish and Game Commission meeting Monday, Aug.19, at the Upper Snake Region office, 4279 Commerce Circle, Idaho Falls. If approved, Fish and Game will release the...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2013

Sage grouse roosters fight for hens near a lek south of Rockland, Idaho. (Associated Press)

Idaho commission funds predator control

PREDATORS -- Programs to control wolves and ravens were funded by the Idaho Fish and Game Commission on Thursday. The commission approved animal damage control funds with $50,000 going to control wolves in elk management zones at or below objective. The panel also designted $12,000...

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TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2013

TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013

TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2013

Idaho reopening Little Salmon for spring chinook

FISHING -- The Idaho Fish and Game Commission today voted to reopen the Little Salmon River to fishing for Chinook salmon effective Friday, June 7. The Clearwater, North Fork Clearwater, Middle Fork Clearwater and South Fork Clearwater rivers are closed to Chinook salmon fishing, effective...

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Is it a cutthroat trout or a cutthroat-rainbow hybrid? To end confusion, Idaho is classifying all trout with an orange slash under the jaw as cutthroat trout, which must be released immediately when caught in the Coeur d’Alene and St. Joe river systems. (Rich Landers)

Idaho seeks comments on cutthroat plan

FISHING -- The Idaho Fish and Game Department is asking anglers to comment on a draft management plan for maintaining and restoring native westslope cutthroat trout -- a prized fishery linked to pure forest watersheds. These fish, characterized by spotting and distinctive red coloring near...

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THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2013

TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013

Spring chinook salmon caught in the Salmon River near Riggins, Idaho. (Exodus Wilderness Adventures)

Spring chinook angling hot in Idaho

FISHING -- Anglers had very good success rates for spring chinook in Idaho waters upstream from Lewiston last week with catch rates below 10/hrs a fish in the Clearwater, Salmon and Snake rivers. Check out the following detailed Clearwater Region salmon update for the week...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2013

FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013

Wildlife areas topic at CdA Sportsmen's Breakfast

WILDLIFE -- Idaho Fish and Game Department regional habitat biologists will discuss southern Panhandle wildlife management areas at the monthly informal Coeur d'Alene Sportsmen's Breakfast, 6:30 a.m., Tuesday (May 21) at Lake City Senior Center, 1916 N. Lakewood Dr. Cost: $7.50 for breakfast, tax and...

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FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2013

MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2013

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