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You may notice an increase in Fish and Game activity in game management units (GMU) 1, 6 and 10A associated with capture and monitoring efforts. Idaho Fish and Game (IDFG) plans to continue a multi-year research project in these units within the Panhandle and Clearwater regions. The project …

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Feeding that cute deer fawn in your yard may seem helpful, but Idaho Fish and Game says that well-intentioned people often feed deer, elk and other wildlife without realizing the problems it can create.

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Idaho Fish and Game enhances recreational shooting ranges through its Shooting Range Development Grant program to assist organizations or agencies to establish, upgrade, expand or otherwise improve public firearms and archery ranges in Idaho.

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The Fish and Game Commission will hold its annual meeting Jan. 22-23 with the public hearing starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 in the main auditorium at St. Luke’s Plaza, 720 E. Park Blvd. in Boise. People can address the commission on any matters related to Fish and Game at that time.

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The Idaho mule deer and white-tailed deer management plans for 2020-2025 are available on the Idaho Fish and Game website. These plans cover how Fish and Game will manage Idaho mule deer and white-tailed deer populations, hunting, and habitats over the next six years.

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With big game animals at lower elevations, wildlife-vehicle collisions tend to increase during winter.

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When temperatures fall in December and January, duck hunting in Idaho — particularly in the southwest part of the state — often heats up with the arrival of “northern birds.” But exactly where in the north are these birds coming from? Generally speaking, the likeliest answer for Idaho hunter…

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Hunters wanting to participate in this spring’s controlled hunts for black bear can apply from Jan. 15 through Feb. 15.

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Idaho Fish and Game is seeking comments on its Idaho Moose Management Plan 2020-2025. This draft guidance document covers how the Department will implement research and management actions to protect and manage Idaho moose populations. It will also guide harvest season recommendations.

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The onset of winter can only mean one thing; the waterfowl season is in full swing across Idaho! While many waterfowl hunters walk to their favorite hunting spot, numerous others utilize boats with motors to reach their chosen hideaway.

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Biologists will conduct aerial elk surveys and wildlife capture work in big game management unit 10A beginning early to mid-January (dependent on weather and helicopter availability). 

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Aerial inventories occur in most areas of Idaho annually to obtain some of the information needed for science based big game management. Specifically, aerial inventories obtain data on sex and age composition of herds. In addition, they provide information on distribution, animal condition, …

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Biologists will conduct aerial elk surveys and wildlife capture work in big game management unit 10A beginning early to mid-January (dependent on weather and helicopter availability). 

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Before heading out in the New Year, Idaho hunters and anglers are reminded to pick up a 2020 license.

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Hunters and other interested members of the public have until Jan. 12 to offer their input on Fish and Game’s newly proposed Moose Management Plan for 2020-25. Deadline to comment is Jan. 12.

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The South Fork Snake River in eastern Idaho supports the largest river population of native Yellowstone cutthroat trout in Idaho as well as other popular game fish, including rainbow trout and brown trout. Idaho anglers have repeatedly asked Fish and Game managers to focus management efforts…

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Magic Valley regional staff recently relocated four white sturgeon into the Snake River. Fisheries biologists have discovered that sturgeon existed at least a 100 million years ago. Which is why they are considered ‘living dinosaurs.’

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Nonresident hunters can now buy 2020 hunting license and deer and elk tags, except Sawtooth Zone elk tags, which go on sale May 11.

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Officer Dave Beaver received notification from a sportsman that he had found a whitetail buck shot on Brown’s Ridge Road, eight miles southeast of Weippe, on Thursday, Nov. 7. The buck was a mature 4x4 and was found about 30 yards off the road in a clearcut. It appears that the deer may have…

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Major items on agenda include proposal to extend fishery restrictions for steelhead, bonding for construction of new headquarters office building in Boise

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Congratulations to Sophie Egizi on setting a new catch-and-release record Gerrard rainbow trout! The eight-year-old angler wrangled up the 36.5-inch monster while trolling flies on on Idaho’s famous Lake Pend Oreille in early October.

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Hunters using a boat to get to their island blind, and hunters shooting from their duck boats are not only going on a hunting trip, they are also going on a boating trip.

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A young black bear cub, taken from the wild by a well-meaning citizen, was deemed a good candidate for rehabilitation and now resides with a licensed rehabilitator in central Idaho.

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Since the youth hunt kick off ceremonies on Oct. 5, the Game Bird Foundation, in conjunction with Idaho Fish and Game, have released over 100 rooster pheasants in the Palouse River Upland Game Access Area for the benefit of youth hunters.

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On the evening of Oct. 11, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game was given information that led to the investigation of a trophy 6x6 bull elk that was illegally killed near Harpster. Initial information of suspicious activity on Lightning Creek road, near HWY 13, led Senior Conservation Offi…

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On Friday, Oct 18, a spike bull elk was found off of Fern Hill Road south of Deary. The elk had been shot with a rifle, gutted, and partially skinned before it was illegally dumped along the road. No meat had been removed wasting the entire animal.

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Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a neurologic disorder that causes the brain to degenerate and develop cavities becoming sponge like in appearance. It is caused by abnormally folded proteins called prions. CWD is contagious between animals by either direct or indirect contact with infected a…

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The Clearwater Region of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) is asking hunters to help with a surveillance program looking for Chronic Wast-ing Disease (CWD). This is part of a general surveillance, rotational sampling strategy that IDFG initiated in 2017 to monitor for CWD.

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Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) could someday change how some of Idaho’s deer, elk and moose populations are managed. Luckily, the disease has not been found in Idaho wildlife – yet, and hunters can help prevent human introduction of the disease by properly handling deer, elk, and moose harves…