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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 …

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The Idaho Fish and Game Commission on Sept. 4 asked a federal court to let it join a federal lawsuit regarding black bear baiting on national forest lands in Idaho and Wyoming to defend its authority to regulate hunting activities without additional federal regulations.  Filings were submitt…

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Deer hunters have a lot to look forward to this season, but standing in a long line waiting to buy a tag should not be one of them. Fish and Game is anticipating high volumes of sales immediately before the opening day on Oct. 10. By buying tags early, hunters can avoid the last-minute rush. 

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Poaching Hotline (800-632-5999) available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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On a hot summer day, few things are as enjoyable as soaking in a cool mountain stream. A seemingly harmless task of stacking rocks to create pools in streams or rivers may seem inviting, however, human created wading pools have several unintended consequences including; 1) restricting fish p…

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Hunting small game is a great way for beginners to get started, and some of the earliest fall hunting seasons — including squirrel, snowshoe hare, cottontail, dove and forest grouse — present excellent opportunities for new hunters to develop their skills and confidence without breaking the …

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A hunter education course will start Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the upstairs room of the VFW building.

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Hunting small game is a great way for beginners to get started, and some of the earliest fall hunting seasons — including squirrel, snowshoe hare, cottontail, dove and forest grouse — present excellent opportunities for new hunters to develop their skills and confidence without breaking the …

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On Friday, Aug. 30, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) approved the Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s fall Chinook fishery permit, and anglers should be aware of some changes to the structure of the season in the Clearwater River, as well as modifications to the daily and possess…

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Idaho Fish and Game stocks over 30 million fish from its resident hatcheries into waters throughout the state every year, providing Idahoans with fishing opportunities for a variety of species.

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Nonresident elk and deer tags have sold out the past two years, and are selling even faster this year. Nonresident hunters who plan to buy an elk tag, or resident hunters interested in buying a second tag, should do so quickly.

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Saturday, Aug. 10 is the deadline to enter to win the hunt of a lifetime in the second Super Hunt drawing of 2019. Tags for two elk, two deer, two pronghorn hunts, and one moose hunt will be drawn, as well as a “Super Hunt Comb” that will entitle the winner to hunt for all four species - elk…

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The application period closes at midnight Aug. 15. Hunters who were unsuccessful in the first drawing for big game controlled hunts still have a chance at over 2,540 tags available in the second controlled hunt drawing.

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During a meeting in Salmon on July 25, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission voted to adopt four proposed rules and received an update about the progress of negotiated rule-making regarding changing gear requirements on snares for gray wolf trapping.

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Don’t miss the chance to attend a public meeting on July 30, to learn about a potentially new fall Chinook Salmon fishing opportunity in the Clearwater River. At this meeting, you will learn about why this fishery may be possible, and you will have the opportunity to provide your comments an…

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A firewood sale on designated areas of Craig Mt Wildlife Management Area property will begin July 13th, 2019. The sale will only be on Idaho Department of Fish and Game property. Please pay attention to property boundaries and property markers.