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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


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019

Post Falls’ big plays, second-half defense fuel 49-28 win over Sandpoint

Post Falls and Sandpoint put on an offensive show in the first half. The Trojans’ defense stole the show in the second half as host Post Falls outlasted the Bulldogs …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019

Colbey Nosworthy scores twice, grabs late interception to lead Coeur d’Alene past Rigby 31-26

Colbey Nosworthy’s fingerprints were all over Coeur d’Alene’s hard-fought victory Friday night.


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.


August trip of the month: Rent a boat on Priest Lake

August trip of the month: Rent a boat on Priest Lake


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 10, 2019

Area roundup: Coeur d’Alene Little League falls to Oregon in Northwest regional championship game

Sprague LL, the Oregon representative, tied the game in the top of the sixth when Andrew Mhoon stole home following a CdA out.


Idaho trail alliance fundraiser upcoming

The Lake City Trail Alliance’s annual membership party and sponsorship drive will be hosted at the Ponderosa Springs Golf Course at Capone’s Pub on the Green on Aug. 29 from …


Idaho mulls fall chinook season

Idaho Fish and Game officials are polling anglers to get their opinions on potential rules designed to balance salmon fishing with catch-release steelhead fishing, in preparation of a possible fall …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019

Man swims 23-mile length of Idaho’s Priest Lake

There is a point in any endurance sport – once the muscles have loosened and the seconds have blended into minutes and then, even, hours – that the world condenses, …


With five cases of CWD confirmed just miles from Idaho border, state officials shore up the defenses

In May and into the summer, wildlife officials in Libby, Montana, confirmed five cases of chronic wasting disease.


Idaho steelhead forecast remains poor

Steelhead anglers and fans of the fish hoping for better returns this year, especially for the large B-run fish, may want to lower their expectations.


Fishing fans sought to help study fishing’s effect on Idaho’s wild steelhead

Steelhead anglers are being enlisted to help researchers at the University of Idaho and Idaho Department of Fish and Game measure angling effects on wild steelhead, and in some cases …


National regatta to be held in Sandpoint next week

Thistles, some stacked on trailers two or three high, were already arriving Thursday afternoon as a stiff breeze moved through Sandpoint.


Guided osprey cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene, Saturday

Ever wondered how biologists study birds of prey, particularly ospreys?