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IDFG moves to allow wolf bait, ban high-tech hunting aids

Idaho Fish and Game is launching a negotiated rule making process and wants to hear from the public concerning six proposed rule changes.

JAKES Day scheduled

The Camas Prairie Turkey Trackers chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation has scheduled JAKES Day this Aug. 5, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Camas Prairie Bowmen’s Range south of Grangeville.

Lochsa River chinook fishing to close July 13

Fisheries managers have concluded that by the end of fishing hours on Thursday, July 13 the sport-harvest share will be caught so chinook fishing on the Lochsa River will end at that time.

Board to meet July 26-27

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet July 26-27 in Bonners Ferry.

Chinook salmon seasons winding down on Little Salmon and Lochsa Rivers

Idaho Fish and Game fishery managers estimate that as of Monday, July 3, salmon anglers have harvested a significant proportion of the harvest share of adult hatchery fish returning to the Little Salmon and Lochsa rivers.

Big game tag drawing results are online; pick up by Aug. 1

Big game hunters who were successful in drawing controlled hunt tags for deer, elk, pronghorn, fall turkey and black bear have until midnight Mountain Daylight Time, Tuesday, Aug. 1 to buy their tags.

Chinook fishing closes Sunday along the Salmon River near Riggins

The main Salmon River fishery from Time Zone Bridge to Short’s Creek will close at the end of fishing hours Sunday, July 2, Idaho Fish and Game Clearwater Region fishery staff biologist Brett Bowersox wrote in an email to anglers Thursday morning.

Second chance drawing set

Hunters have a second chance to draw a Super Hunt tag for the upcoming season.

Salmon River fishing ‘excellent’

Idaho Fish and Game fishery staff biologist Brett Bowersox recently informed anglers “fishing in the Salmon and Little Salmon rivers around Riggins was excellent this past week.”

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Rambo catches biggest fish at 29th annual Free Fishing Day event at Wilkins Pond

The 29th annual Kids’ Free Fishing Day event was held at Wilkins Pond last Saturday, June 10.

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Free Fishing Day is June 10

The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests and several partner groups will be hosting the annual Kids’ Free Fishing Day events on Saturday, June 10 near Grangeville, Elk City, and Lowell. The events will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and are for children up to 12 years of age.

Chinook season opened June 3

The Idaho Fish and Game commission reopened spring chinook salmon fishing on portions of the Clearwater River and the Little and Lower Salmon Rivers starting June 3.

Free Fishing Day is June 10

Idaho's Free Fishing Day is Saturday, June 10, with events scheduled 9 a.m. to noon at three Idaho County locations: Fenn Pond along the Selway, Wilkins Pond near Grangeville, Karolyn's Pond near Elk City.

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Fischer named SSCI ‘officer of the year’

This spring, district conservation officer George Fischer received an award he called “the pinnacle of recognition for wildlife officers” — the 2016 Shikar-Safari Club International “officer of the year” award.

Controlled hunt tag drawing deadlines Monday, June 5

Hunters have until midnight Monday, June 5 to apply for this fall's deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear and turkey controlled hunts.

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