In January 2014, in response to a lawsuit brought by EarthJustice on behalf of four other pro-wolf groups, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) abruptly pulled a wolf trapper from the wilderness. Last week, EarthJustice released a letter it received on Aug. 5, in which the U.S. Forest Service said Idaho Department of Fish and Game had informed the federal agency IDFG “does not intend to conduct any wolf control actions” in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness during the coming winter.
Sale of 142 controlled hunt tags for hunts that begin in mid-August will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis at 10 a.m. MT, Aug. 11 at Fish and Game offices, license vendors and online at fishandgame.idaho.gov.
Because of a computer malfunction, Idaho Fish and Game delayed sales of its early season, unclaimed controlled hunt tags that went on sale Aug. 6 on a first-come, first served basis.
The second area National Rifle Association Women On Target instructional shooting clinic is now taking sign-ups.
Although fewer coho are expected to return than last year, Idaho Fish and Game and the Nez Perce Tribe are expecting enough to provide a tribal and non-tribal sport fishery proposed to start Sept. 1.
Idaho Fish and Game Commission adopted a fall chinook salmon fishing season to open Sept. 1 on parts of the Snake, Clearwater and Salmon rivers, and Idaho could see its second-ever sport fishing season for coho salmon on Sept. 1 pending commission approval Aug. 11 in Idaho Falls.
Idaho Fish and Game is offering a discount for big game hunters who want more hunting opportunity. Through August only, resident and nonresident hunters can buy remaining nonresident tags as second tags for discounted prices of $199 for deer and $350 for elk. The price does not include the $1.75 vendor fee.
The application period for unclaimed deer, elk and pronghorn tags (for hunts starting after Aug. 15) runs from Aug. 5 through Aug. 15.
Idaho Fish and Game is offering a discount for big game hunters who want more hunting opportunity. Through August only, resident and nonresident hunters can buy remaining nonresident tags as second tags for discounted prices of $199 for deer and $350 for elk.
A parade of men, pink boas decorating their trucks, made their way down the narrow road toward the Flying B Ranch the morning of Sunday, July 19. These net-wielding, pole carrying, vest-clad men were met with whoops, hollers and cheering. Fourteen women were paired with these river helpers – and some were even greeted with a good-natured “dance dollar” poked in the pocket of their fishing guests as the duos met for the first time. They soon made their way to the pond on the ranch and began Casting for Recovery.
Starting Aug. 1, anglers can take home steelhead like those they’ve been catching and releasing this July. The steelhead harvest season opens on about a two-mile stretch of river from its mouth to the Highway 12-95 Bridge in Lewiston, also known as the Memorial Bridge.
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet July 29-30 at Fish and Game’s Southeast Regional office, 1345 Barton Road.
The Little Salmon River from the mouth upstream to the US Highway Bridge near Smokey Boulder Road will close to all chinook salmon fishing the end of fishing hours on Sunday, June 21.
Idaho’s first Super Hunt drawing of 2015 is complete and 26 lucky hunters have won the hunt of a lifetime.
This month the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will transition to summer operations for fish. Beginning on June 16, the Corps will begin summer spill for fish at Columbia River dams while the lower Snake River dams will start on June 21.