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Runoff from heavy rains fill pool at Jerry Johnson rec site

On or about March 17, 2017, the upper (largest) hot spring pool at Jerry Johnson recreation site, located along Highway 12 on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, was completely filled with silt and debris from heavy rains and high runoff.

Estimated 600K juvenile Kooskia hatchery chinook lost to mechanical failure last Friday

Approximately 600,000 juvenile spring chinook died at the Kooskia National Fish Hatchery during the early morning hours of Friday, March 17, when power to the water recirculation system was lost.

Sports...in brief

Chinook fishing set; Football squad’s annual Boise State camp trip scheduled; RMEF local chapter sets April 22 banquet; Youth baseball sign-ups slated; Turkey Federation banquet coming up; Softball clinic slated; Grangeville places third in shoot-off.

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Wimer Field upgrades pitched to City of Cottonwood

COTTONWOOD – The City of Cottonwood heard about potential upgrades on the softball field at Wimer Field at its Monday, March 13 meeting.

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South Fork Clearwater steelhead collection for brood stock

What’s the catch? Improving fish runs

“This is quite a boost to this area,” noted Stan Hawkins, fisheries technician, Idaho Department of Fish and Game.

State’s 10-year wildlife action plan renewed

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently approved Idaho’s State Wildlife Action Plan, which renews the plan for about a decade and means the Idaho Department of Fish and Game will continue to get $550,000 in federal money.

Migratory bird hunting seasons get public review

Idaho Department of Fish and Game is seeking public comment on proposed changes to the upcoming migratory game bird seasons.

Birders and birds alike flock to the Fort Boise wildlife management area

Sometimes it’s a distant cackling sound that’s your first sign snow geese are arriving, or it may be the tell-tale, V-shaped flocks high in the sky. Regardless, it means a feathered fireworks display is about to start at Fort Boise Wildlife Management Area near Parma.

F&G board to meet this week

Setting of big game and salmon seasons will be major items on the agenda when the Idaho Fish and Game Commission meets this week in Boise.

Forest campground host jobs on offer

The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests are looking for volunteers who are enthusiastic about sharing the benefits of National Forest System lands with visitors. The forests have multiple job openings available across the forest for volunteer campground hosts.

Brazie named NWTF ‘officer of the year’

Idaho Fish and Game Senior Conservation Officer Rob Brazie recently earned national recognition from the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) for his dedication in creating the next generation of hunters and sportsmen, as well as his accomplishments in upholding the state’s game laws.

IDFG still taking chinook season comments

If you missed your chance to provide comments on this year’s salmon season, you still have time.

Scorecard

Trapshooting, bowling results.

Fish and Game backs adding $5 license fee

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission today directed Fish and Game staff to develop a proposed bill for consideration by the Idaho Legislature that would create a new $5 charge to purchase an Adult Resident annual hunting, fishing or trapping license.

Scorecard

Trapshooting results.

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