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Freeman Lake campground closed

Camping is no longer available at the Freeman Lake Access Site, located 5 miles north of Oldtown in Bonner County.


Chinook return ‘changing for the worse every day’

Fisheries managers for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game say the return of spring chinook to Clearwater River Hatcheries continues to slip and is projected to fall further behind …


Public granted access to private Idaho timberlands

A new partnership between Idaho Fish and Game and PotlatchDeltic will provide and preserve public access for hunting, fishing and trapping on 567,002 acres of private land in Benewah, Clearwater, …


Silver Mountain bike park opens Saturday

Silver Mountain Bike Park is set to open on Saturday. Silver Mountain Bike Park features two lifts, including North America’s longest single-stage gondola and 3,400 feet of vertical drop.


The use of mothballs to ward off rodents from cars parked at Corn Creek Boat Launch may be effective, but it’s still illegal

A clever hack being used by river runners to protect their cars at the Corn Creek Boat Launch on the upper Salmon River has drawn the ire of officials on …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 3:12 p.m.

Tribes seek ban on public hunting of revered grizzly bears

Native American leaders pressed lawmakers in Congress Wednesday to adopt permanent protections for grizzly bears, a species widely revered by tribes but that has been proposed for hunting in Wyoming …


Grizzly bear in CdA National Forest reminder to be bear aware

A grizzly bear was confirmed northeast of Magee, Idaho, in the Coeur d’Alene National Forest on Monday.


Her 15-year-old tamed a mustang last summer. Now this Idaho woman is doing the same.

A month ago, Stormy never had been touched by a human. By mid-April, the 2-year-old mustang was asking to have her forehead scratched, though her ears remained pricked and her …


Congressman Mike Simpson says he’s determined to see fish runs recovered in his lifetime

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson flirted with backing the removal of the four lower Snake River dams during a conference here on salmon recovery Tuesday.


Groups want hunters to be required to carry bear spray

A group of conservation organizations is calling on wildlife officials in Wyoming and Idaho to require hunters to carry bear spray.


Lots of winter snow means great summer flows on rivers throughout Idaho

A solid snowpack in Idaho has river guides hoping for a good 2019 season.


Studies: Done right, catch and release isn’t lethal

Separate inquiries find exposure of fish to air after being landed has little impact on their survival and reproductive odds.


Hunters have ‘a moral obligation’ to carry on their culture, one Idahoan says. But how?

At 6 a.m. in mid-January, a trio of hunters sat cloaked in layers of camouflage, waiting for first light when they could begin shooting during what would likely be one …


Where have all the butterflies gone? Monarch butterflies all but vanish in Idaho and the West

Something catastrophically wrong happened in 2018 to monarch butterflies.


Idaho’s Henry’s Fork Foundation grows into respected, emulated organization after 35 years

In 1984 a few concerned anglers, worried about the decline of the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River caused by unrestricted cattle grazing along its banks, gathered at a cabin …


Idaho will study wild steelhead

In an effort to get a better picture of how wild steelhead are affected by fishing, the University of Idaho and Idaho Department of Fish and Game will enlist the …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:25 p.m.

Idaho and Eastern Washington men and women hoops teams face off in Cheney doubleheader

When last-place Idaho (4-20, 1-12 Big Sky) visit Eastern Washington (9-15, 7-6) Monday at Reese Court, EWU the Eagles will be shooting for their seventh straight win in Cheney as …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:25 p.m.

Wolf trapping is a tool Idaho wildlife managers want to keep, but at what price?

You can earn more than $1,000 for trapping a single wolf in Idaho, but it will cost you.


Idaho’s proposed big game rules announced, Coeur d’Alene meeting today

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is asking for hunter feedback on the 2019-20 big game season rules and regulations. Throughout March IDFG will hold open houses. Proposed changes …


Idaho’s declining moose numbers prompt reduction in hunting opportunities

The Idaho Fish and Game commission voted last week to drastically reduce the number of available moose tags for the 2019-20 seasons.


Idaho starts big-game rule, season setting process

Idaho Fish and Game staff will hold a series of open houses around the state to talk to hunters about their preferences for rules and seasons for the upcoming big-game …


Idaho governor acknowledges that climate change is real

Last week Idaho Gov. Brad Little acknowledged that climate change is real, according to reporting


During his 40 years at Fish and Game, Virgil Moore built connections to help Idaho’s ‘critters’

When Virgil Moore leaves the Idaho Department of Fish and Game office for the last time, it won’t be without tears.


Priest Lake cold-water bypass in wait-and-see mode

The Priest Lake cold-water bypass project is in wait-and-see mode.


Government shutdown stalls work on Idaho steelhead permit

The ongoing partial shutdown of the federal government has idled permit writers who are under a looming deadline to complete Idaho’s steelhead fishery permit, and some stakeholders are urging Gov. …


Helicopters taking flight for Idaho Fish and Game Panhandle elk study

Idaho Fish and Game officials are deploying elk tracking collars this week as part of the annual elk survival study.


Landowner donates Idaho land once planned for subdivision

An anonymous landowner has donated 0.26 square miles of mule deer winter range in Pocatello to a local land trust


Best Hand Fun Ski event upcoming

The 28th annual Best Hand Fun Ski and Snowshoe Event is scheduled for Jan. 5 at the 4th of July Pass Recreation area in Idaho. Check-in time is 10:30-11:30 a.m. …


New Idaho Fish and Game director prepares to balance competing interests in top job

By his admission, Ed Schriever’s mantra of “balance and stretch” sounds like an exercise routine for old guys.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 1:54 p.m.

Environmental groups threaten to sue Forest Service over bear baiting in Idaho and Wyoming

A coalition of environmental groups is threatening to sue the U.S. Forest Service for allowing black bear hunters in Idaho and Wyoming to hunt over bait stations.