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FRIDAY, SEPT. 1, 2017


FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2016

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 23, 2015

Mckayla Gibbons bagged her first turkey on the opening day of Washington's youth-only spring wild turkey hunting season, April 4, 2015. (Jerrod Gibbons)

2015 hunter reports due in Washington, Idaho

HUNTING -- To avoid penalties next time they try to buy a Washington or Idaho hunting license, sportsmen must report their 2015 hunting activity for big-game and turkey. The information is compiled to help wildlife manager see trends in game populations and hunter activity. The...

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MONDAY, AUG. 24, 2015


The Panhandle stands out as Idaho’s top producer of whitetail bucks, state wildlife officials say, with numbers to back them up. (Associated Press)

Idaho commission could expand hunting seasons 

HUNTING -- Proposals for Idaho's 2015 big game hunting seasons that expand opportunity in many areas will be considered today at the Idaho Fish and Game Commission meeting in Boise. Much of the additional opportunity will be available to deer hunters, as another mild winter...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 8, 2014

THURSDAY, AUG. 7, 2014

Electronic glitch stalls Idaho leftover tag sales

HUNTING -- Idaho Fish and Game’s vendor, Active Network that provides the online licensing system, experienced technical difficulties Wednesday because of the large volume of transactions involving leftover tag purchases and was forced to shut down. Idaho Fish and Game forwarded an apology from Active...

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Idaho 2014 Big-Game Hunting Regulations cover.

Idaho's 2014 big-game hunting rules published 

HUNTING -- Idaho's 2014 Big Game Seasons and Rules brochures are back from the printer and should be available at license vendors and Fish and Game offices in most locations. They are also available online. Elk hunters will notice changes to several elk management zones...

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Idaho sets 2013 big-game hunting seasons, rules

HUNTING -- A general cow elk season will not return in North Idaho, but controlled permits for antlerless elk hunting will be increased statewide under the 2013 hunting seasons for deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear, mountain lion and gray wolf adopted today in Boise by...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 26, 2013

THURSDAY, NOV. 1, 2012

Idaho deer hunting might be tougher this year. A hard winter killed lots of mule deer fawns. (Rich Landers)

Hunters must file big-game hunting reports

HUNTING -- Sportsmen in Idaho and Washington are required to file online or on-phone reports on whether they filled their big game tags. The information is critical to wildlife biologists trying to manage big-game herds. IDAHO requires hunters to file a report on their deer,...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 22, 2012

TUESDAY, AUG. 7, 2012

FRIDAY, AUG. 3, 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, MAY 8, 2012

FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2012

Idaho Senate nixes sale of landowner hunt tags 

HUNTING -- The Idaho Senate, in a rare 17-17 tie vote, killed a bill that sought to allow landowners to sell special hunting tags they receive because their properties provide important habitat for deer, elk, or pronghorn. The measure that died Wednesday was sponsored by...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 15, 2011

MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2011

FRIDAY, FEB. 4, 2011

Apply for Idaho turkey, bear hunts by Feb. 15

HUNTING -- The application period for Idaho's spring turkey and black bear controlled hunts is open and runs through Feb. 15. Spring turkey and spring black bear seasons start April 15 – some controlled hunts open later. Leftover tags for spring turkey and bear controlled...

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