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Idaho Fish and Game has closed Chinook fishing in the Clearwater River system, and will end fishing on portions of the Salmon River and the Little Salmon River on May 17. Fishing days per week will also be reduced after May 17 on sections of Salmon and Little Salmon Rivers that remain open.  

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As the water heats up, so does the catch rates at most of our local lakes, reservoirs and ponds.  Despite COVID-19, Idaho Fish and Game continues to stock the same locations in the Clearwater Region that have traditionally received fish. Check the historical fish stocking page for more infor…

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Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved resuming sales of nonresident licenses, tags and permits, which will be available for sale at 10 a.m. M.D.T. on May 16. The decision was aligned with Governor Brad Little’s revised guidance for Stage 2 of Idaho Rebounds, which includes relaxing the 14-…

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While many things have changed in recent months as a result of COVID-19, one thing that has remained relatively unchanged is Idaho Fish and Game continues to stock fish throughout the state. Spring and early summer are typically when stocking peaks, and this year is no exception.

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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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In 2019, Idaho Fish and Game (IDFG) started a multi-year research project in north Idaho to better understand how different big game species influence each other and how wildlife management activities (like harvest levels) influence those interactions. White-tailed deer are the most abundant…

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Due to COVID-19, nonresidents can only purchase nonresident Sawtooth Zone elk tags through F&G’s licensing website on May 11, beginning at 10 a.m online.

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The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet via teleconference at 9 a.m. (MDT) Thursday, May 14.

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At its March 20 meeting, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission established a five-day waiting period to purchase capped elk zone tags for any resident who applies for a controlled elk hunt regardless of whether the person draws the controlled hunt tag. Capped elk zone tags go on sale in July.

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As steelhead fishing begins to wrap up for this spring, we wanted to provide an update on the University of Idaho steelhead catch-and-release study. Like many things, the study has been influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic. Tagging that was occurring at Lower Granite Dam had to end sooner tha…

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Congratulations to Sawyer Livesey of Post Falls, Idaho on setting a new catch/release record for Bull Trout. Sawyer caught the monster while fishing the Kootenai River near Bonner’s Ferry on April 8.

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A report from a concerned citizen prompted an investigation into several elk carcasses that were discovered within a Fish and Game stack yard in the Indian Fork portion of Tex Creek Wildlife Management Area this spring. It was determined that sometime during the winter months the elk busted …

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The Idaho Fish and Game Commission on April 9 amended its previous decision to temporarily suspend sales of some nonresident licenses, tags, and permits to allow nonresident sales under specific situations, including: 

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A sign of spring in the Clearwater Region is hungry bears. Idaho is home to an abundant black bear population and a smaller number of grizzly bears. Although Idaho’s known grizzly bear populations are in the northern Panhandle and the Greater Yellowstone Area in eastern Idaho, it’s possible …

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Idaho hunters and anglers can expect to see a significant increase in public access to private land as early as this fall through Fish and Game’s Access Yes! program, thanks to a $900,000 federal grant recently awarded to the department.

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A Hunter Education course will start Monday, March 9, in the upstairs room of the VFW building, 330 Michigan Ave, Orofino.

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Idaho Fish and Game has a new estimate of the statewide wolf population through its new survey method using game cameras and mathematical modeling, which will be repeated annually and fine-tuned during the next few years.

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The Idaho Department of Fish and Game recently published a new statewide wolf population estimate based on an improved model incorporating remote camera surveys and other monitoring efforts. The estimate indicates Idaho’s wolf population remains robust through fluctuations of births and mort…

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Idaho Fish and Game has a new estimate of the statewide wolf population through its new survey method using game cameras and mathematical modeling, which will be repeated annually and fine-tuned during the next few years.

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Since 2010, Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) has been recruiting volunteer anglers to catch adult steelhead from the South Fork Clearwater River. We rely on anglers from around the region, other states, and even other countries to collect steelhead broodstock on the South Fork Clearw…

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Hunters who are hoping to participate in a spring controlled turkey hunt can apply for one soon. The application period opened Feb. 1, and runs through March 1. Results will be made available by March 20, and any leftover tags will go on sale on a first-come, first-served basis on April 1.

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Access Yes! is a program designed to improve access to private land or through private land to public land by compensating willing landowners who provide access. Both the Access Yes! and CRP program are open to enrollment now through the end of February, 2020.

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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.