CLEARWATER TRIBUNE HOME
December 16, 2010
By Ed Mitchell, IDFG
Last minute gift idea: get your favorite hunter a chance to win the hunt of a lifetime.
The first drawing is still several months away, but it's not too early to enter Idaho Fish and Game's Super Hunt.
The Super Hunt is a fund-raising drawing for 40 big game tags. The tags are handed out to winners in two drawings. Entries are drawn for elk, deer, pronghorn and moose tags. Winners can participate in any open hunt in the state for deer, elk, pronghorn or moose. That includes general hunts and controlled hunts.
Fish and Game has changed the price of Super Hunt and Super Hunt Combo entries in an effort to simplify sales for the fundraising drawings and to allow electronic entries, instant processing and to eliminate the need for filling out tickets by hand. Entries are no longer sold in packages. The simplified pricing allows the purchase of any number and combination of Super Hunt and Super Hunt Combo entries.
The first Super Hunt entry for a species costs $6. Each additional entry for the same species purchased at the same time costs $4. The Super Hunt Combo entries work the same way. The first one costs $20, and each additional entry purchased at the same time will cost $16.
The first drawing is in June when entries are drawn for eight elk, eight deer and eight pronghorn hunts as well as one moose hunt. One Super Hunt Combo entry also will be drawn that will entitle the winner to four hunts - one each elk, deer, pronghorn and moose.
The second drawing is in August with two winners for elk, two for deer, two for pronghorn and one for a moose along with another Super Hunt Combo.
Winners can participate in any open hunt in the state for deer, elk, pronghorn or moose, including general and controlled hunts.
Entries can be bought online
http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/superhunt/, at license vendors and Fish and
Game offices, by phone at
Money from the sale of entries supports the Access Yes! Program, which compensates landowners to provide hunter and angler access to or across private land.
For information about this program contact local Fish and Game officials or visit the Website at: http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/ifwis/huntplanner/accessyesguide.aspx.
By Ed Mitchell, IDFG
A surefire cure for cabin
fever, steelhead spring harvest season opens Jan. 1 and continues until April 30
on many river segments, except parts of the Salmon, on the Little Salmon, the
Snake above Hells Canyon Dam and the
The steelhead limit is three per day, nine in possession and 20 for the season. Once limits are reached, the angler must stop fishing, even catch and release.
On Jan. 1, anglers need a 2011
Steelhead anglers may use only barbless hooks, and may keep only hatchery steelhead marked with a clipped adipose fin. All other steelhead must be released unharmed immediately.
Steelhead fishing on the:
· North Fork Clearwater River from its mouth upstream to Dworshak Dam is open until April 30.
South Fork Clearwater River from its mouth upstream to the confluence of
· Salmon River from its mouth upstream to the Lake Creek Bridge about six miles upstream from the mouth of the Little Salmon River, and from Long Tom Creek (about a quarter mile upstream from the Middle Fork Salmon River) to the posted boundary 100 yards downstream from the Sawtooth Fish Hatchery weir, near the town of Stanley is open until April 30.
· Little Salmon River from its mouth upstream to the U.S. Highway 95 bridge near Smokey Boulder Road remains open until May 15.
In the boundary waters on the Snake River between Idaho and Oregon or Washington, an angler with a valid Idaho fishing license and steelhead permit may fish where the river forms the boundary between Idaho and Oregon or Washington, but may not fish from the shoreline, including wading, and may not fish in sloughs or tributaries on the Oregon or Washington side.
An angler may have only the limit allowed by one license regardless of the number of licenses the angler holds.
Consult fishing rules brochure
for exceptions and special restrictions. For more information on steelhead
Sportsmen's Report sponsored by John and Lorraine Weiland
Riverside Sport Shop/Sinclair
11320 U.S. Highway 12, Orofino--208-476-5418
Click here to see their web page