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Idaho agency to vote on opening catch-and-keep season

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission is set to vote on a proposal to allow catch-and-keep steelhead fisheries on the Snake, Salmon and Little Salmon rivers and on the Clearwater River and its north, south and middle forks.

Eye on Boise: Sen. Steven Thayn calls on conservatives to ‘do something,’ not just complain

Idaho state Sen. Steven Thayn, R-Emmett, had a booth at the state GOP convention over the weekend, where he was handing out copies of his latest book, “Reprogramming Government, A Conservative Approach.” Like his previous books, it’s published in a small format, about the size of a pocket U.S. Constitution. The thesis? “That libertarian conservatism is ineffective,” Thayn said. Instead, he’s calling for a “win-win” approach, defined as “empowering the citizens with local control over resources and choices.”

Idaho Fish and Game commission’s choice opposed

BOISE – The second woman ever to serve on Idaho’s Fish and Game Commission is facing a confirmation fight in the state Senate, with detractors charging she lacks the proper level of experience and enthusiasm for hunting and fishing. Gov. Butch Otter appointed Joan Hurlock, of Buhl, and Will Naillon, of Challis, to the commission in June. Senate Resources Chairman Monty Pearce, R-New Plymouth, has scheduled a confirmation hearing for Naillon this afternoon, but not for Hurlock.