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Idaho Fish and Game Commission Chairman Jerry Meyers won’t seek a second term on the board, saying he has grown tired of not being able to participate in Republican primary elections.
A bad year for anglers got even worse Friday, when the Idaho Fish and Game Commission voted to close steelhead fishing in the Clearwater River basin and on a short section of the Snake River near Lewiston.
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has agreed to pay about $360,000 a year to retain public recreation access to nearly 3,600 square miles of state land.
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.
In a unanimous vote, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission has rejected the idea of allowing hunters to bait wolves, at least for now. A large majority of the public comments the Idaho Department of Fish and Game received on the proposal opposed baiting.
As part of an ongoing dispute between Senate Resources Committee Chairman Steve Bair, R-Blackfoot, and the Idaho Fish & Game Commission over Bair’s support for special hunting tags that would be auctioned off to the highest bidder, the Idaho Wildlife Federation today released...
What the politicians want is expansion of big game auction tags, as well as ramping up the number of tags sold by landowners, as is done in Utah. This wildlife is sold to rich fat cats.
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.”
Paying government sharpshooters to kill wolves from helicopters in Idaho’s backcountry drew passionate testimony at the state Fish and Game Commission meeting in Coeur d’Alene this week.
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.