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I know many people plan their time off to steelhead fish in Idaho and have been eagerly waiting to hear what Idaho’s steelhead run is going to be like this year. Well, wait no longer, I have some information to share with you.

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Katie Shaw is a student in the Master’s in Natural Resources program at the University of Idaho. For her thesis, she is conducting research on western Bitterroot Ecosystem (BE) residents’ opinions on grizzly bears and their management. The last trace of the historic grizzly population in the…

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Idaho Fish and Game is stocking almost 95,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout throughout the state in September. With so many fish stocked in so many places, it can be hard for anglers to sift through the stocking forecasts and records to identify noteworthy stocking events.

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Katie Shaw is a student in the Master’s in Natural Resources program at the University of Idaho. For her thesis, she is conducting research on western Bitterroot Ecosystem (BE) residents’ opinions on grizzly bears and their management. The last trace of the historic grizzly population in the…

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Salmon anglers will get another crack at Chinook and Coho fishing and the forecast is for good runs of each after lackluster spring/summer Chinook returns earlier this year. The preseason forecast for fall Chinook salmon of 24,710 adults is similar to last year’s return of 27,322, and the co…

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Idaho Fish and Game is asking for public comment on potential changes for the update of the fishing regulations booklet for next the three-year cycle (2022-2024). Anglers can find a complete list of the proposals and their explanations on the Fish and Game website on the “Public Comment” webpage.

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Wildfires can threaten public safety, destroy property, harm productive wildlife habitat, create nuisance smoke, and much more. It’s in everyone’s interest to prevent wildfires from occurring, and human-caused wildfires are unfortunately common during summer, but doing your part to prevent w…

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Spring is a popular season for recreational shooters in southwest Idaho, but it’s also a critical time of year for a number of nongame bird species that nest in, or are commonly found in, popular shooting areas. While the majority of hunters and recreational shooters follow the law, Fish and…

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With so many fish stocked in so many places, it can be hard for anglers to sift through the stocking forecasts and records to identify noteworthy stocking events.

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We often talk about the complexities of Idaho’s anadromous salmon and steelhead which make their long journey all the way to the ocean and back, but another Idaho native, the Bull Trout, has some amazing tricks up its sleeve.

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Salmon swimming back to Idaho rivers are often named by season. Chinook salmon in Idaho may fall into one of three common “runs” called spring, summer, or fall. How are these names assigned? Idaho’s salmon must travel a long way after leaving the ocean before they reach their spawning ground…

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If you’re on the way to your favorite fishing spot but find yourself in a pinch and without a fishing license, the only things you need to purchase a ready-to-use license in Idaho are smartphone and cell service, and you can purchase and download one whether you’re a first-time customer or h…

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According to surveys, one of the top priorities of rural landowners is managing their property to enhance wildlife habitat and biodiversity. This program will introduce landowners to the basic principles of wildlife management and biodiversity conservation, as well cover specific habitat req…

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Idaho Fish and Game is closing salmon fishing on the Little Salmon River, effective at the end of fishing hours on Friday, June 18, as Chinook salmon harvest is approaching current harvest objectives.

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F&G will not host events this year, but otherwise, Free Fishing Day will mostly be the same

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The IDFG Commissioners met last week to discuss a variety of topics. Three Chinook Salmon season proposals were discussed and all three were accepted by the commission, Lower Salmon River, South Fork Salmon River, and Clearwater River.

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Fish and Game staff will be stocking nearly 40,000 catchable-size (10 to 12 inch) trout at the following locations across the Clearwater Region in June. All stocked fish are rainbow trout unless otherwise specified in the comments section. Time to grab your fishing rod and enjoy the summer sun! 

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Spring is here, and so is the peak of baby wildlife season. People are bound to see young wildlife when they venture outdoors during the spring and early summer, and there is a pretty good chance that they will see a baby animal that appears to be alone, with mom nowhere in sight.

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The spring Chinook Salmon season in Idaho has opened. I have remained silent on the details of this fishery because there has been a lot of uncertainty with the outbreak of COVID-19. However, with the season opening on April 25, I figured I couldn’t wait any longer before updating you with t…

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Salmonellosis outbreaks among birds have been making headlines in Idaho and neighboring states, which highlights the importance of keeping bird feeders and feeding sites clean to prevent the spread of diseases. If you want to set-up your bird feeders for spring, Idaho Fish and Game says go f…

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Congratulations to Scott Turner, of Boise, on setting a new catch-and-release state record for steelhead. Scott landed the monster sea-going trout on Sunday, April 11 on the South Fork of the Clearwater River. The fish measured 39.25 inches long, beating Samuel Brumbaugh’s previously held re…