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Inland Northwest’s thriving turkey population is an invasive nuisance or a conservation success – or both

How did a species that didn’t exist in the Inland Northwest less than a lifetime ago, and was on the verge of extinction throughout the continent, become so ubiquitous? The …

New Idaho management plan focuses on collecting better information about whitetail deer numbers, population dynamics

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission recently approved a whitetail management plan that will place more emphasis on collecting and tracking biological data for the species that some say has …

Where to go, what to hunt: North Idaho’s 2019 prospects

Hunting in Idaho, and the Panhandle Region specifically, should be good this year for elk and deer, according to regional wildlife biologist Kara Campbell.

Study suggests monogamous wolves make better parents

Wolf pups with monogamous parents are more likely to survive, according to new research from the University of Idaho.

New Idaho fall chinook season approved

Idaho Fish and Game commissioners approved a new fall chinook fishing season on the Clearwater River and its North Fork at their meeting in Nampa on Thursday.

Steelhead run lagging behind forecast

The return of steelhead to the Snake River and its tributaries continues to fall short of what was an already low preseason forecast.

Artificial intelligence, cameras and the postal service: How Idaho officials are studying wolves

Over the course of the summer, more than 800 game cameras spread throughout the woods and mountains of Idaho have been taking photos every 10 minutes. Simultaneously.

Idaho mulls fall chinook season

Idaho Fish and Game officials are polling anglers to get their opinions on potential rules designed to balance salmon fishing with catch-release steelhead fishing, in preparation of a possible fall …

With five cases of CWD confirmed just miles from Idaho border, state officials shore up the defenses

In May and into the summer, wildlife officials in Libby, Montana, confirmed five cases of chronic wasting disease.

Clearwater River could see fall chinook fishing, if Idaho is awarded permits

The Clearwater River could see a fall chinook fishery in the coming months, and Idaho Fish and Game officials want public input to help shape its structure.

Fishing fans sought to help study fishing’s effect on Idaho’s wild steelhead

Steelhead anglers are being enlisted to help researchers at the University of Idaho and Idaho Department of Fish and Game measure angling effects on wild steelhead, and in some cases …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018

Effort to preserve the Clark Fork River Delta gets cash infusion from BPA settlement

The Clark Fork Delta restoration work is getting a cash infusion. The Bonneville Power Administration will pay the state of Idaho $24 million over the next decade for wildlife habitat …

UPDATED: Wed., May 2, 2018

Skade’s slug: Newly discovered North Idaho species named for wildlife biologist’s daughter

A new species of jumping slug has been discovered in the coldest glades of the Selkirk Mountains. It was named Skade’s jumping slug after a girl who will experience significiant …

UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018

10 wolves killed in northern Idaho to boost elk numbers

Federal officials have killed 10 wolves in northern Idaho at the request of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game to boost elk numbers, and state officials say more might …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018

Annual Idaho Department of Fish and Game meeting starts today

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game Commission’s annual meeting is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday in Boise.

Suit to stop federal agency wolf killings in Idaho rejected

A federal court has rejected a lawsuit by conservation groups contending a federal agency needed to do a new environmental study before being allowed to kill more wolves in Idaho.

Lawsuit: Supervisor threatened to strangle state worker

A former Idaho Department of Fish and Game employee has filed a sex discrimination lawsuit against the agency that includes an allegation that a male supervisor threatened to strangle her …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017

Idaho F&G Commission unanimously rejects wolf-baiting, at least for now

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 …

UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017

Stolen Idaho F&G trailer recovered after thief left trail of GPS tracking collars

The person who took an Idaho Fish and Game trailer from the agency’s headquarters dumped GPS wildlife tracking collars during the getaway across two states and left a trail leading …

Wildlife underpasses in North Idaho see heavy animal traffic

A dozen years ago, the Idaho Department of Transportation spent more than $1 million to build three wildlife underpasses north of Bonners Ferry. They’re heavily used by wildlife, according to …

Neighbors question state agency’s decision to log cedar grove near Lake Pend Oreille

A 40-acre grove of cedar trees near Lake Pend Oreille could be logged next summer to generate cash for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.

New plan emerges for Idaho Fish and Game to acquire Black Lake Ranch east of Harrison

State officials have a new plan for purchasing a 1,000-acre former horse ranch along the Coeur d’Alene River.

Five years in the making, new survey catalogs nearly 200 species across the Idaho Panhandle

After five years of work, an Idaho Department of Fish and Game biologist recently finished one of the most comprehensive records ever compiled about what lives in the Idaho Panhandle’s …

Opposition kills proposed deal to acquire Black Lake Ranch

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game planned to acquire a 1,000-acre former horse ranch along the Coeur d’Alene River through a land swap, but opposition to the trade killed …

Reward grows in wolf pup poaching case in North Idaho

More than $16,000 in reward money has been offered for tips leading to arrests in the case of wolf pups poached from their den in Kootenai County.

Reward for information on wolf pups killing at $15,000

The reward offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who illegally killed wolf pups after removing them from a northern Idaho den is …

Tips sought in case of North Idaho wolf pups killing

Wolf pups were removed from a den in Kootenai County last month and killed, according to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, which is asking for the public’s help …

Farragut State Park clears the way for revival of the western white pine

Idaho Fish and Game is embarking on a project to return western white pine to Farragut State Park. The trees once dominated North Idaho forests, but few remain.

North Idaho land swap on hold during negotiations over public access

A proposed North Idaho land swap is on hold while the state Department of Fish and Game attempts to negotiate a public access easement on the property to be traded.