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UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019, 8:53 a.m.

Idaho Fish and Game commission requests nonresident hunter cap, fee increase

In an effort to address complaints of overcrowding, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission hopes to cap the number of nonresident hunter tags sold. They are also looking at increasing …


Idaho Fish and Game commissioners to vote on proposals for chinook, steelhead angling when they meet Thursday in Nampa

Idaho Fish and Game commissioners are scheduled to vote on a proposal to open a fall chinook fishing season on the Clearwater River during their meeting Thursday at Nampa.


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, …


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 11:29 a.m.

By following whitetail Idaho biologists study predator-prey relationship

Researchers at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game are trying to get a better understanding of the relationship between white-tailed deer and predators in northern Idaho.


$50,000 is swimming in Lake Pend Oreille

Walleye anglers on Lake Pend Oreille and surrounding waters could catch more than just the tasty fish starting March 1.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:17 p.m.

Idaho’s chinook season proposals limit fishing days

Fishing seasons for spring chinook are likely to come with slim harvest shares this year, according to new proposals from Idaho Fish and Game.


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 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 …


Meet and greet in Lewiston set with new Idaho Fish and Game director

Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s Clearwater Region is hosting a sportsmen dinner on Jan. 31 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Clearwater regional office located at 3316 16th …


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.


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.


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.


After Idaho steelhead closure anglers, outfitters and businesspeople find themselves at odds with their usual conservation allies

There was a time when businesses in Riggins proudly displayed small signs in their storefront windows proclaiming “Salmon Mean Business.”


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Idaho Fish and Game seeks information on wasted elk carcass

Idaho officials are looking for any information regarding an elk carcass that was quartered and thrown by the side of the road.


Suspension of steelhead season spawns unease

A crowd of more than 80 people at a Riggins community meeting over the looming closure of the steelhead fishing season in Idaho heard mostly bad news Tuesday night.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 1:23 p.m.

Everything you wanted to know about Idaho’s steelhead closure

Idaho’s steelhead fishing season will end, at least temporarily, in three weeks.


Idaho Fish and Game commission meeting in Coeur d’Alene

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet Tuesday and Wednesday at the Panhandle Regional Office at 2885 W. Kathleen Ave. in Coeur d’Alene.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 9:59 a.m.

Idaho Fish and Game director Moore announces he will retire

Idaho Fish and Game Director Virgil Moore will retire in January after a 41-year career with the agency that manages everything from smallmouth bass to large predators like black bears, …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

Idaho Fish and Game euthanized cougar captured in Coeur d’Alene

Idaho Fish and Game officials and the Coeur d’Alene Police darted and euthanized a cougar that was camped in a tree Monday on North Ironwood Drive in Coeur d’Alene.


Idaho’s controlled hunt tag purchase deadline Wednesday

Hunters who received a controlled hunt for deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear and turkey must purchase the tag before Wednesday. Hunters can check if they received one through Fish and …


Walking your dog? Watch out for wild animal traps

Nobody wants it to happen, and yet it does. Dogs, out on a walk with their owners, get caught in wild animal traps.


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 11:31 a.m.

Idaho Fish and Game kills 10 wolves

Idaho Fish and Game officials killed 10 wolves in an effort to improve elk survival rates in northern Idaho.


In brief: Fall Fishing Derby at Lake Pend Oreille

Anglers will be fishing for more than $10,000 in cash and prizes under a new format when the


Idaho Fish and Game to try for fee hike once again

Officials with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game are once again preparing to push a plan to raise hunting and fishing fees despite facing years of resistance from state …


Idaho Fish and Game board dumps proposed rule change

Idaho Fish and Game commissioners jettisoned a proposed rule Thursday that would have increased the length of time hunters who draw tags for bulls and bucks must wait before they …


Rich Landers: Good management, mild winters paying dividends for anglers, hunters

Elk, deer and fish were hot topics when Idaho Fish and Game Department staffers reported to sportsman at a monthly breakfast meeting Tuesday in Coeur d’Alene.


In brief: Idaho netting and moving pike

Northern Pike in a portion of Lake Coeur d’Alene are being netted for research on reducing their impact on native cutthroat trout. As many of the pike as possible are …


Idaho officials favor education over new trapping rules

Rather than making new rules to restrict trapping in Idaho, state Fish and Game commissioners say they prefer to have trappers take educational classes to reduce the chance that dogs …


Dog deaths in Idaho prompt look at trapping rules

After two dogs were killed in North Idaho traps this winter Idaho’s Fish and Game Commission has agreed to look at new rules to restrict some trapping practices. “The tragedy …


Outdoors in brief: Idaho Fish and Game Commission meeting today

A report on how to keep domestic dogs from being caught in traps set for wolves will be presented among other agenda items during the Idaho Fish and Game Commission …