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Despite numerous efforts, Idaho has no national park of its own. Here’s why.

Despite numerous efforts, Idaho has no national park of its own. Here’s why.


Idaho deer plans available online

The Idaho mule deer and white-tailed deer management plans for 2020-2025 are available on the Idaho Fish and Game website.


Former Idaho Fish and Game commissioners fear for future, urge prompt salmon, steelhead response

A group of former Idaho Fish and Game commissioners is urging the current commission and the state’s Fish and Game Department to step up and be advocates for imperiled salmon …


More than 300 people listen to panel talk about saving fish, fate of four lower Snake River dams

More than 300 people turned out to listen to a dialogue about the future of the lower Snake River, its dams, threatened salmon and steelhead runs, agriculture and power production …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019

Five local defending champions return to 49th annual Tri-State tournament

Mead took home the 2018 edition of the prestigious Tri-State wrestling tournament championship, but lost one of its best individuals in the process. Chase Randall dislocated his elbow in the …


Idaho begins aerial wildlife surveys

Beginning in December, Idaho Fish and Game staff will use low-flying helicopters to count deer and elk populations. Flights are scheduled across the state into March.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019

Reader photo: Bluebird weather on Pyramid Peak

Ben Read stands on top of Pyramid Peak in the Idaho Selkirks on Sunday. Although winter has started slowly in the region, conditions were “great up high,” Read said, with …


Coeur d’Alene Cancourse dodges bullet, will be managed as a city park

The 100-acre recreation dream of a former Facebook engineer will live on thanks to an agreement with the City of Coeur d’Alene.


Idaho Outfitters discuss grim salmon steelhead outlook

Clearwater River steelhead outfitter Jeff Jarrett summed up the state of Idaho’s famed B-run of steelhead in blunt language at a forum discussion Tuesday.


It’s river rafting permit season

Permits for the 2020 river season opened Sunday.


Grant money rehabbing Idaho aspen stands with an eye toward elk

Officials on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest are leveraging grants to help rejuvenate isolated aspen stands important to biological diversity, with a particular emphasis on improving elk habitat


Limited Clearwater River steelhead fishing season a possibility

Fisheries officials at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and Nez Perce Tribe are now optimistic they will be able to trap enough adult, B-run steelhead to meet spawning …


Idaho photographer takes first in National Wildlife Federation contest

It was a cold, frosty, foggy day in December when Kirk Geisler of Rigby went out to Camas National Wildlife Refuge hoping to shoot photos of whitetail deer. But other …


Tracking antenna set up along Salmon, Lemhi rivers to spy on baby chinook

Elaborate riverbank antennas appeared this fall along the Salmon and Lemhi rivers as part of a study to learn where juvenile chinook salmon like to hang their hats before heading …


8-year-old Sandpoint girl shatters Idaho catch-and-release record

An 8-year-old Idaho girl obliterated a state catch-and-release record last month while fishing with her family at Lake Pend Oreille.


Modest bump in Idaho steelhead forecast not enough to reverse closures

Fisheries managers in the Columbia River Basin delivered a tiny sliver of good news about the otherwise dismal steelhead run.


Idaho offers private land hunting access

For hunters heading to Idaho, make sure to check out the Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s Access Yes! program providing hunters access to private lands.


Steelhead fishery closure on Clearwater and Snake rivers will take economic toll

Evelyn Kaide doesn’t know what to tell people, or even what to think, about the unprecedented state of B-run steelhead that return to the Clearwater River.


Three caribou relocated north early this year doing well

The three caribou that were taken from the Selkirk and Purcell mountains in January have integrated with a herd near Revelstoke, B.C., according to Bart George, a biologist for the …


New Idaho management plan focuses on collecting better information about whitetail deer numbers, population dynamics

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission recently approved a whitetail management plan that will place more emphasis on collecting and tracking biological data for the species that some say has …


Coming of age on the Salmon River

The Old Canoeist was a much younger man the last time he did a big river trip in a solo boat, so he had his doubts about paddling an 81-mile …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019

Hunter faces charges after killing grizzly in Idaho in apparent mistake

A Montana hunter killed a grizzly bear in North Idaho on Tuesday, after apparently mistaking the endangered bruin for a more common black bear.


Members of Idaho governor’s salmon working group say actual solutions are still many meetings away

Rome wasn’t built in a day, and Idaho’s effort to craft new salmon recovery policies won’t reach fruition in just one meeting — or even several.


Idaho’s City of Rocks chief temporarily bans highlining

The park superintendent for two popular Idaho outdoor destinations near Almo issued a temporary ban Wednesday on highlining activity after seeing two different parties engaging in the sport.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019

Boise-area resident first woman to reach the highest point in each of Idaho’s 44 counties

Terri Rowe can’t quite remember what was written on the Wolf Fang Peak register that first sparked her interest in highpointing, but nine years and more than 140 summits later, …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019

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 …


Steelhead forecast grows more grim

A group of state, tribal and federal salmon managers has downgraded the expected return of steelhead to the Columbia and Snake rivers for a second week in a row.


Fall chinook permits issued to Idaho, Oregon and Washington, allowing for additional harvest of unclipped fish

Fall chinook season is now open on the Clearwater River and its North Fork, and anglers have the option of harvesting unclipped fall chinook in Idaho and parts of Washington.


Idaho deer tags likely to sell out by early September

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game licensing bureau reported fewer than 2,500 nonresident deer tags remain for 2019 and 1,608 were sold last week.


Cabin off St. Joe River available

The Beaver Creek A-Frame cabin, located 3 miles off the St. Joe River on Beaver Creek, is available to rent on