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Boat registrations in the mail

The U.S. Coast Guard has made changes to the vessel registration process that will impact the registration and renewal process for all vessels and owners in the United States, including Idaho.


Trapshooting results.

IDFG employee saves life at hatchery accident

In the midst of a disaster it takes a lot of ingenuity and teamwork to keep the water flowing at a fish hatchery. Earlier this month, staff at Niagara Springs Fish Hatchery did some quick thinking when a car crashed into Niagara's intake pool.

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Learning Techniques

Grangeville Ski Patrol outdoor emergency care instructor Brian Adams (right) and student Paul Sonnen went through the sign-ups for the course the Ski Patrol is offering this winter.

2016 hunting, fishing licenses expire Dec. 31

Before heading out in the New Year, Idaho hunters and anglers are reminded to pick up a 2017 license.

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Retired “Officer of the Year” Kinner reflects on 28-year Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game career

Roy Kinner caught on with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game in 1988, working as an enforcement technician — a training position and a stepping stone to becoming a conservation officer — in Orofino.

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Wild Ride

After riding 17 miles on the sixth day of his ride from Pittsburg Landing to Nez Perce Pass late last summer, Brad Arnzen of Grangeville and some of his close friends made camp at the high place that divides Salmon River country from the Selway.

Snowhaven open daily through New Year’s; closed Christmas Day

The Snowhaven Ski and Tubing Area opened for the season last Saturday, Dec. 17.

Hunting, fishing seasons continue through holidays

There's still time to bag that Christmas goose, game bird, or maybe a nice solstice-season steelhead. For hunters and anglers itching to get out during the holiday season, several opportunities are available.

IDFG funding haystack enclosures

Fish and Game has long had a special fund to pay farmers and ranchers for crop loss, and it also provides temporary or permanent fencing materials to protect haystacks, but this year it went one step further and helped build permanent enclosures to protect haystacks.

Open house set for trophy hunters’ input

Idaho Fish and Game is currently in the process of setting seasons for trophy species (moose, mountain goat, and bighorn sheep) for the 2017-18 seasons.

Poaching charges filed

While following up on a barking dog complaint on Spotted Eagle Lane Dec. 7 in Kooskia, Idaho County deputies Sam AuGello and Craig Hoodman observed several untagged deer and a partial elk hanging in the barn.

Aerial game surveys slated

Beginning in early December, Fish and Game staff will be flying to get a closer look at deer numbers, including through low-level helicopter surveys planned throughout the state.

Bringing home the bull: managing elk and your mojo

Ask Bwana

Hey there, Thomas! You have a couple of good questions, so let’s tackle your manly troubles first.

Fish and Game internet license, tag sales system back online

People once again can buy Idaho hunting and fishing licenses and tags online, but they will have to establish a user name and password to get entrance into the system.