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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…

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Fish and Game is asking the public for information regarding the recent vandalism of an access gate at the Birding Island North segment of the Payette River Wildlife Management Area (WMA). The segment is located about three miles north of New Plymouth, Idaho.

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Chronic Wasting Disease 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 harvested in…

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Hunting season is well underway in Idaho. As you plan any future hunting trips, please keep these things in mind; fire season isn’t over yet, and people cause most fires.

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One of the most common fish and game violations detected by conservation officers doesn’t occur in the field, but at the license vendor. The violation is known as fraudulent license purchase, or purchase of a wrong class license, and it occurs when a nonresident purchases a resident license …

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Fish and Game is seeking information from the public on the illegal waste of a bull moose near the Park Creek Campground off Trail Creek Road north of Mackay.

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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) invites all Americans to celebrate National Fishing and Hunting Day on Sept. 28 by visiting public lands throughout Idaho. Here, Americans can hunt, fish, and watch wildlife while exploring the great outdoors. The BLM manages diverse habitats to support fi…

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On Sept. 17, a nonresident (Montana) hunter shot and killed a grizzly bear that he mistook for a black bear. He was hunting in Idaho’s Panhandle near the Canadian border (Smith Creek). After identifying the bear as a grizzly at the scene, the hunter contacted Fish and Game and is cooperating…

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Idaho Fish and Game Commission recently opened a Coho Salmon fishing season until Oct. 13, or until further notice. Fishing is open on the Clearwater River from its mouth upstream to Memorial Bridge seven days per week, and from Memorial Bridge upstream to the confluence of the Middle Fork C…

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STATEWIDE, Idaho – As the weather starts to cool and fire conditions decrease, please don’t be complacent about the importance of fire prevention and safety.  Recreationists continue to enjoy public lands during the fall, appreciating brisk mornings and warm afternoons, but the potential to …