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During its meeting in Nampa on Jan. 28, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission modified the number of elk tags available to outfitted nonresident hunters in newly limited, over-the-counter elk hunts by increasing the allocation of outfitter tags in some elk zones in order to match documented out…

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After a one-year hiatus, Idaho Fish and Game’s annual fur auction is back – albeit with some significant changes due to COVID.

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The Idaho Fish & Game Commission will set big game seasons for 2021 and 2022 on March 17-18. The Idaho Department of Fish & Game (IDFG) is advancing a retrograde proposal for lengthening whitetail seasons in four of the Clearwater region’s 16 hunting units that, if enacted, will unde…

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Are you an Idaho sportsman or sportswoman who wishes for a quick way to remember all those important dates, like when to apply for big game hunts, or when spring turkey season starts? Well, Fish and Game has the solution for you! Just stop by the area’s regional Fish and Game office and pick…

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

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This summer’s trawl and hydro-acoustic surveys in Dworshak Reservoir have found a record number of kokanee fry. These surveys estimate there are 5.8 million fry in the reservoir. The previous high was 4.0 million fry.

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Idaho Fish and Game Commission on Dec. 22 approved increasing the outfitter set-aside for nonresident elk tags from 2,400 to 2,800 using temporary rulemaking, after they approved a rulemaking petition seeking to increase the outfitter set-aside up to 25% of the nonresident quota for general …

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As we near the end of the year, it is a good time for another update on the University of Idaho and Idaho Fish and Game steelhead study. Lately, we have been comparing tag reports from the two years of the study to look for differences in where, when, and how many steelhead are being caught …

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Anglers fishing for steelhead in the Snake River basin, particularly the Clearwater River, often hear the terms A-run, B-run or A-Index, B-Index steelhead, but what exactly do those terms mean? The terms A and B are unique to steelhead management in the Columbia and Snake River basins and do…

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All nonresident deer and elk tags have limited availability in 2021 Nonresident hunters should be aware of numerous changes to nonresident deer and elk tags for 2021. The tags went on sale on Dec. 1.

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During the last several weeks, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game became aware of several separate incidents of hunters illegally transporting whole deer carcasses or deer heads into Idaho from states with Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). It’s important for hunters traveling to states where…

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Idaho Fish and Game’s Project WILD workshops have traditionally been a great way for educators to discover fun and exciting ways to teach wildlife conservation and ecological concepts in a classroom. With many learning and training opportunities shifting to online formats during the COVID-19…

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The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet in Lewiston on Nov. 19-20, with the public hearing starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19 in the Clearwater Regional Office at 3316 16th Street.

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There’s more than one way to put a turkey on your table for Thanksgiving. Rather than head to the grocery store, some hunters plan to get their birds during the hunting season for wild turkey already underway in Idaho. In units 8, 10A, 11, 11A, 13, 14, 15, 16, & 18, the season runs from …

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Thousands of snow geese traveled through the Clearwater Region this fall. It is not uncommon to see snow geese cross through our region, especially this time of year. It is unusual to see the spectacular site of the large quantity of these graceful birds in our region at one time. 

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At check stations across the state, Idaho Fish and Game staff are collecting lymph nodes from harvested deer, elk, and moose to increase monitoring efforts for chronic wasting disease, a disease that has not been detected in Idaho. 

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Fall hunting takes place in all weather conditions and temperatures, so don’t overlook your hunting clothing because it may play a role in your comfort and success. It takes a little preparation and investment in the right clothing for the weather, but it will pay dividends when you’re more …

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Idaho Fish and Game has launched a new licensing system with a new contractor, and hunters, anglers and trappers will see new and more customer friendly services and options when buying licenses, tags and permits. 

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For many Idaho hunters “deer season” is seen as two or three weeks in October during the general, any-weapon season, particularly if they’re targeting mule deer in central or south Idaho. But there are many other opportunities available for those who haven’t notched a tag and want to keep de…

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Whether it is an animal salvaged from the roadway or harvested during hunting season, it is important to dispose of the carcass properly after processing is complete. Hunters are required to remove and care for all edible portions of meat. This includes the meat from hind quarters as far dow…

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Idaho Fish and Game is working to do our part in managing the landscape for noxious weeds and improving habitat on Craig Mountain Wildlife Management Area. An aerial spray application is planned for Nov. 4 to Nov. 9 in the Billy Creek and Lime Point areas of Craig Mt, within the Craig Mt Wil…

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White-tailed deer hunting is synonymous with North and Central Idaho. Generations of hunters have hiked and hunted the forests and prairies of this region to harvest whitetails every fall. Despite encompassing a relatively small area of the state, the Panhandle and Clearwater regions account…

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Idaho’s Hunting Passport is part of Fish and Game’s mentored hunting program, which allows any first-time hunter, resident or nonresident, over the age of 8, to try hunting for a year with an adult mentor without first having to complete an Idaho hunter education course. The idea is to give …

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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. Applications for grants are due Dec. 10, and can …

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No matter what kind of game you’re hunting, the hunt doesn’t end after the harvest. Properly field dressing your quarry is the crucial next step in getting delicious wild game meat from the field to your table.

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At a young age, Kebai Bills started hunting with her father. As an adult, she prefers hunting solo. It’s the full realization of her skills and understanding of the landscape and wildlife she is pursuing. In this video, Bills shares a day of hunting solo for elk in southeastern Idaho. Descri…

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The waterfowl season opens Monday, Oct. 19 in much of Idaho, and has been open since Oct. 3 in Eastern Idaho and Valley County (Area 2).