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Snowhaven open daily through New Year’s; closed Christmas Day

The Snowhaven Ski and Tubing Area opened for the season last Saturday, Dec. 17.

Hunting, fishing seasons continue through holidays

There's still time to bag that Christmas goose, game bird, or maybe a nice solstice-season steelhead. For hunters and anglers itching to get out during the holiday season, several opportunities are available.

IDFG funding haystack enclosures

Fish and Game has long had a special fund to pay farmers and ranchers for crop loss, and it also provides temporary or permanent fencing materials to protect haystacks, but this year it went one step further and helped build permanent enclosures to protect haystacks.

Open house set for trophy hunters’ input

Idaho Fish and Game is currently in the process of setting seasons for trophy species (moose, mountain goat, and bighorn sheep) for the 2017-18 seasons.

Poaching charges filed

While following up on a barking dog complaint on Spotted Eagle Lane Dec. 7 in Kooskia, Idaho County deputies Sam AuGello and Craig Hoodman observed several untagged deer and a partial elk hanging in the barn.

Aerial game surveys slated

Beginning in early December, Fish and Game staff will be flying to get a closer look at deer numbers, including through low-level helicopter surveys planned throughout the state.

Bringing home the bull: managing elk and your mojo

Ask Bwana

Hey there, Thomas! You have a couple of good questions, so let’s tackle your manly troubles first.

Fish and Game internet license, tag sales system back online

People once again can buy Idaho hunting and fishing licenses and tags online, but they will have to establish a user name and password to get entrance into the system.

Researchers turning to airwaves, skies to uncover elk habits

For the past several years, Idaho Fish and Game has been working on a project to get to know our elk a bit better. Efforts and methods to monitor elk populations have always been a high priority for Fish and Game, but recently, new technology has given us an opportunity to walk a mile in our elk’s “shoes” like we never have before.

Wild turkey hunting opportunity abounds this Thanksgiving

While hunting wild turkeys in the fall often takes a back seat to big game, waterfowl and upland bird hunting, pursuing the elusive birds in the fall has its advantages.

Sports...in brief

Snowhaven Ski Swap coming up Nov. 18-19; Snowhaven seeking three lift operators.

Long-term wolf plan in the works

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet Nov. 16-17 at the Clearwater Region office.

F&G commission to meet in Lewiston

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet Nov. 16-17 at Fish and Game’s Clearwater Regional office, 3316 16th Street in Lewiston.

IDFG officer gets rare mountain lion footage

He attributes it to good timing and bad cell coverage.

Sports...in brief

Fall softball clinic set; Cottonwood night shoot starts Oct. 12; Steelhead count runs at seven-year low.

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