Hunters plan for warm weather

Early season big game hunts have started and hunters are already in the field to take advantage of what looks to be another great season. But with daytime temperatures reaching the mid-90’s and the high risk for wildfires, Idaho Fish and Game encourages early season hunters to plan ahead and keep these weather-related precautions in mind.

Fish and Game closes steelhead harvest to protect small run of fish

An extremely small number of steelhead returning to Idaho so far has prompted Fish and Game to reduce the bag limit on adipose-clipped hatchery steelhead to zero – closing all rivers to harvest for the fall steelhead season.

California man wins bighorn sheep tag lottery; ticket drawing raises $83K for IDFG bighorn programs

John M. Taylor of Arroyo Grande, California was the lucky winner of a hunting tag from the 25th Annual Bighorn Sheep tag lottery drawing July 26 at Idaho Fish and Game Headquarters.

Craig Mountain fire closures lifted; 50K acres burned

With the Idaho Department of Lands announcing the Craig Mountain Complex Fire 100 percent contained, Fish and Game's Craig Mountain Wildlife Management area south of Lewiston is now open to the public.

IDFG touts eclipse fishing opportunity; midday darkness may advantage anglers

Many visitors will travel to Idaho to catch the solar eclipse on Aug. 21, but there’s more for them to catch in Idaho.

Two-day Clearwater Region hunting, fishing expo scheduled this August

Idaho Fish and Game is hosting the third annual two-day “Fish & Hunt Idaho Expo.” This event will be held Aug. 25, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Lewis-Clark Wildlife Club Shooting Range at 27007 Tom Beale Road near Lapwai, and Aug. 26, 8-4 p.m. at the Idaho Fish and Game regional office at 3316 16th Street in Lewiston.

What to know about bull trout fishing

They’re big, they’re hard fighting, and they’re one of Idaho’s most overlooked trophy fishing opportunities, but many anglers are still confused whether they can target bull trout for catch-and-release fishing. The short answer is yes.

Women’s flycasting course set

Kelly Creek Flycasters and Idaho Fish and Game wil co-sponsor a women's fly fishing clinic that includes classroom sessions at the Fish and Game office on 16th Street, Lewiston, casting lessons at the Nez Perce County Fairgrounds on Burrell Ave, Lewiston, and a weekend fishing trip on the North Fork Clearwater River.

Wolf trapping courses offered

Trappers are reminded that Idaho rules require trappers to successfully complete a Wolf Trapper Certification course before they can purchase wolf trapping tags.

America the Beautiful Senior Passes locally in short supply

Due to recent high demand, offices across the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests are currently experiencing a shortage of America the Beautiful Senior Passes. The forest is working to get more passes in stock.

One last shot at leftover turkey tags

Idaho turkey hunters have one last shot at 124 leftover fall turkey controlled hunt permits that will be available first-come, first-served starting at 10 a.m. MDT, July 17 at all Fish and Game license vendors, online at https://idfg.idaho.gov, or by calling 800-554-8685.

Fire closes Craig Mountain wildlife management area

Due to two fires — including one burning near Idaho County’s northern border — Fish and Game has closed the Craig Mountain Wildlife Management Area 30 miles south of Lewiston.

Dworshak, Elk City, Lolo zone elk tags available

Sawtooth tags sold at Fish and Game offices and vendor locations sold out in approximately 10 minutes for A tags and 13 minutes for B tags when they went on sale July 10. Tags sold via the Internet sold out in approximately 15 minutes for A tags and B tags.

Bull moose yearling poached; IDFG seeks information

Idaho Conservation Officers and local sportsmen are asking for your help in solving the unlawful killing of a yearling bull moose that occurred on the evening of July 2, near Camp 60 on Washington Creek.

Tease photo

Local blood trackers gain recognition

Teckel Talk

I have been asked on many occasions “what the heck is a Teckel? They look like Dachshunds to me.”



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