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Governor replaces Fish and Game commissioner who hunted family of baboons in Africa

Gov. Butch Otter on Thursday appointed a former Idaho State Bureau of Land Management director to replace the Fish and Game commissioner who resigned in October after photos of his …

Idaho Fish and Game trains dogs to track wildlife, people

Idaho is beginning to embrace the concept of pairing state Department of Fish and Game conservation officers with service dogs.

Idaho plan to save wildlife gets OK from federal officials

Federal officials said they have approved Idaho’s wildlife conservation plan that allows the state to seek federal money to bolster mainly nongame species and avoid potential listings under the Endangered …

Dozens of dead crows found in Nampa may have been poisoned

Authorities said about 50 crows were found dead in the southwest Idaho city of Nampa last month and some of them may have been poisoned.

Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Feb. 2

When trolling a lake like Chelan for kokanee, troll shore to shore rather than along the shoreline, concentrating in the middle of the lake. Kokanee are prey to Chelan’s mackinaw …

Alan Liere’s fish and game report for Jan. 26

The Snake River is probably the best bet now for steelhead fishermen. The Grande Ronde is still frozen except for a few pockets that might be fishable. The Clearwater has …

Alan Liere’s fish and game report for Jan. 19

Whitefish aren’t usually a fly angler’s first choice, but they are fun to catch, usually cooperative and available in abundance on rivers such as the Kettle, Spokane, Yakima, Coeur d’Alene, …

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 15, 2017

Wolverine caught on remote camera in west-central Idaho

A wolverine has been recorded on an Idaho Fish and Game camera near McCall in west-central Idaho as part of a four-state study to determine where the elusive mammals live.

Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Oct. 27

Ducks are genetically programmed to respond to a five-note greeting call. Duplicate this by focusing on producing a single “quack” by humming the word “voot” into a call.

Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Sept. 15

Drop-shotting is a well known technique for catching bass and walleye, but you can also catch a lot of trout using the same rig.

Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for June 23

Both the upper and lower Spokane River are producing for fly casters – trout in the lower section and smallmouth bass above Barker Road. Mid morning and evening are best. …

Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report

Amber Lake cutthroat are enthusiastic about bloodworm patterns on a slow retrieve. Rufus Woods triploids have been active in some of the bays, hitting dark patterns, and Medical Lake ‘bows …

Weekly hunting and fishing report

Fly Fishing Dry fly action picks back up the last hour or so before dark on the St. Joe, so if you plan on fishing there, plan on staying late.

Weekly hunting and fishing report

Fly fishing Silver Bow Fly Shop reports excellent fly fishing for Grande Ronde steelhead both up and down river from Boggan’s Oasis. Nymphing eggs is the ticket.

Idaho wildlife official warns against changing elk importing rules

BOISE – Idaho’s top wildlife official says an obscure rule change sought by domestic elk ranchers threatens the state’s hunting industry by introducing a deadly parasite into wild game populations. …

Weekly hunting and fishing report

Fly fishing Rocky Ford is probably the best place to scratch your fly fishing itch. The big trout have been hitting aggressively on various leech and egg patterns.

Weekly hunting and fishing report

Fly fishing Antilon Lake in Chelan County is in the hills north of Manson, Washington. There are actually two small lakes, and the lower one has been good recently for …

Hunting and fishing

Fly fishing Sprague Lake is open on both ends and iced over in the middle. The public access is usable. When the ice leaves this lake, some lunker trout can …

Hunting and fishing

Fly fishing If the weather forecasters are right, there could be some fly fishing by the weekend. At midweek, there was too much ice and too much cold to have …

Hunting and fishing

Salmon and steelhead The Clearwater River is a lonely place this season, what with the lack of hatchery fish, the reduced limit and the size restriction. There are fish to …

Hunting and fishing

Fly fishing Fishing is improving on local lakes. Temps are cooling and you can find some fish in shallower water now. Pounding the shoreline areas with water boatmen is a …

Hunting and fishing

Fly fishing Amber Lake is still a good bet for cutthroat running 18 inches and up. Try leech patterns close to the bottom.

Hunting and fishing

Fly fishing Fly fishermen who make the hike into Dusty Lake are catching some big rainbow. Lenore Lake anglers are starting to catch nice-sized cutthroat on chironomids.

Hunting and fishing

Fly fishing Big Four Lake, one of the Tucannon Lakes in Columbia County, is fly fishing only. It is full of cooperative 8- to 9-inch recently planted rainbow, but 300 …

Hunting and fishing

Heads up The Inland Northwest Wildlife Council’s 53rd annual Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show runs March 21-24, at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center.

Hunting and fishing

Fly fishing Rock Lake has been generally good for trollers, but fly fishermen are also getting in on the action. A party fishing the west side along the rock faces …

Hunting and fishing

Fly fishing After a three-year hiatus, the Fly Fishing Show returns to Seattle Saturday and Sunday at the Lynwood Convention Center. The show is fly fishing only and features a …

Hunting and fishing

Fly fishing Fly fishermen throwing streamers with egg-pattern trailers have done well on the Methow River. The bite has been sporadic, with fish coming in bunches – sometimes early, sometimes …

Hunting and fishing

Fly fishing John Shewey, writer, photographer, editor-in-chief of Northwest Fly Fishing magazine and accomplished/fanatical steelhead fisherman, will be the guest speaker at the Oct. 10 meeting of Spokane Fly Fishers. …

Hunting and fishing

Fly fishing Rainbow trout running a consistent 14 inches are taking chironomid patterns on a slow retrieve on Nunnally Lake in Grant County. Water temperature is rising and milfoil is …