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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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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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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).

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Steelhead have started to arrive in the upper Salmon River, and department personnel began interviewing anglers on Friday, Oct. 2. The majority of anglers were found fishing downstream of North Fork in location code 15, while angler effort downstream of the Middle Fork Salmon River in locati…

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Idaho Fish and Game is taking public comment on a variety of proposed fee rules that would affect fees for refunds, hunter education, and more. Deadline to comment is Oct. 7, and people can comment via email to

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Hunters and anyone else heading into the backcountry are advised to check with Forest Service ranger district offices or county sheriffs’ offices in their hunt area before heading out. Fire updates can be found online at: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/?state=16.

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Idaho’s Fish and Game Commission met Tuesday to set seasons and limits for Coho Salmon. They approved the proposal presented to them by IDFG fisheries staff which means you can start fishing for Coho Salmon today in certain river reaches. The Coho Salmon are just starting to get to Idaho, so…

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Access Yes! is a program designed to allow hunter access to private land or facilitate hunter access to public land. The Clearwater Region is home to seven Access YES! properties, totaling nearly 13,000 acres accessible to sportsmen.

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Idaho is a bird hunter’s paradise, and upland game bird seasons provide a great opportunity for new hunters to get out into the field and be successful. It’s also a great way to bring some delicious meat for your table.

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Idaho Fish and Game encourages anyone visiting Elk Creek Reservoir near Elk River to stay clear of the construction area while improvements and repairs are being made to the dam. All the work will be focused on the dam and it is anticipated that the work should be completed by the end of thi…

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The Madden Corrals Road, which was closed back in May due to a severe washout caused by heavy rainfall and runoff, is now again open to the public. 

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Congratulations to Sam Hix of Bellaire, Texas on setting a new catch-and-release state record Yellowstone cutthroat trout at 30.5 inches long! Hix was fishing the Snake River on Aug. 7 when he hooked the monster cutthroat. After measuring the fish and taking a quick photograph, Hix released …

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Beginning hunters interested in hunting this fall who have not taken a hunter education or a bowhunter education course are reminded that instructor-led courses are not being offered due to COVID concerns. But not to worry, completing an online course will allow students to receive their cer…

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Figuring out where to hunt is one of the biggest hurdles new hunters face, and Idaho Fish and Game has produced a three-part video tutorial to help guide hunters through the process of finding a place to hunt big game. The series will be featured on Fish and Game’s recently-launched website,…

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Idaho research crews are busy working on several concurrent research projects to improve monitoring capabilities for big game in forested landscapes and determine how large predator and ungulate populations affect each other. Based on those interactions, managers will decide what actions wou…

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On Friday, July 10, all resident capped elk zone tags, except for the Sawtooth Zone, went on sale at Fish and Game offices, license vendors, with a credit card at Fish and Game’s online vendor, or by calling (800) 554-8685. Resident Sawtooth Zone A and B elk tags also went on sale, with half…

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Chinook angler effort on the upper Salmon River increased over July 4 weekend. Once again, the majority of anglers were observed fishing downstream of the Yankee Fork Salmon River confluence, but effort also increased upstream of Stanley, near the Sawtooth Hatchery.

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Located along the Snake River, about two miles west of Shelley, this 12 acre fishing pond bears the community namesake. The pond has traditionally provided some limited fishing opportunity when fish are entrained during high spring runoff, but has not received a consistent supply of fish over time.

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Winners in the first of two Idaho Super Hunt drawings have been picked. (Second drawing runs through Aug. 10)

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Recently, Fish and Game hatcheries have received numerous calls about visitation hours and tours. Hatchery staff want to remind people that in response to COVID-19, all hatcheries remain closed to visitors for the safety of staff and the public, and they will remain closed to visitors until …

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Control actions are intended to boost elk herds, and have taken place in eight of the last nine years. Idaho Fish and Game has concluded wolf control actions done during February that removed 17 wolves in the Lolo elk zone north of Highway 12. Similar control actions have taken place in eigh…