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TUESDAY, JAN. 22, 2013

American Robins flock to a Mountain Ash in the backyard of a house on Birch Street in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The birds picked the tree clean of berries during their morning feeding. (Liz Kishimoto)

Idaho tax checkoff supports non-game wildlife

WILDLIFE – Idaho residents have a rare chance to support the state’s wildlife when they file state income tax returns. Check the square to donate any amount of your refund to the Nongame Wildlife Conservation Fund. State wildlife management for fish and animals is funded...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 17, 2013

MONDAY, JAN. 7, 2013

Scott Stouder, the regional field director for Trout Unlimited, packs his horses and mules through old-growth ponderosa pines as he heads into the Rapid River roadless area drainage near Idaho's Seven Devils Wilderness. 
 (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)

Court upholds Idaho Roadless Rule

PUBLIC LANDS -- The 9thCircuit Court ruled 3-0 this morning in favor of Idaho and against a challenge some conservation groups have made to the state's roadless rule, which helps designate where motorized vehicle use can be allowed on public lands not otherwise protected. The...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2012

MONDAY, AUG. 27, 2012

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THURSDAY, AUG. 16, 2012

TUESDAY, AUG. 7, 2012

FRIDAY, AUG. 3, 2012

TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2012

Idaho readies hunting, fishing proposals for legislature

HUNTING/FISHING -- The Idaho Fish and Game Commission recently adopted a series of “nonbiological” rules that would take effect only if the upcoming Legislature approves them. Among the proposals: Allow commission to adjust resident and nonresident elk tag allocations in capped zones in which resident...

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MONDAY, JULY 9, 2012

Idaho Fish, Game Commission in Bonners Ferry

WILDLIFE – Big-game tag quotas will be on the agenda when the Idaho Fish and Game Commission meets Wednesday and Thursday (July 11 and 12) in Bonners Ferry. A public hearing is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 11. Commissioners will consider nonbiological rules for...

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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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FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2012

TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012

Miners, conservationists work to protect Idaho trout

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook RIVERS -- Two conservation groups and three phosphate mining companies in eastern Idaho have formed a partnership intended to improve water quality in the Blackfoot...

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MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2012

Apply now for surplus Idaho moose tags

HUNTING -- Idaho Fish and Game is taking applications for a drawing for 11 leftover moose controlled hunt tags. The application period runs through June 25. Any tags left over from this drawing will be available first-come first-served beginning July 10. Read on for a...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012

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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THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2012

TUESDAY, NOV. 15, 2011

TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011

MONDAY, MAY 16, 2011

Idaho wastes no time with wolf management

PREDATORS -- Since resuming wolf management earlier this month, Idaho Fish and Game already has initiated several actions across the state, including aerial wolf hunting to help take pressure off a struggling elk herd in the Lolo Zone. Six control actions have been authorized in...

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SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2011

Idaho set out goals for managing wolves 

WILDLIFE -- Idaho Fish and Game Department biologists have wasted no time gearing up for their renewed chance to begin managing wolves on the state level, even though some federal guidelines still apply. The federal budget bill passed by Congress included a rider that removes...

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