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.

ID protection offered after data breach hits license sales system

Earlier this month, Active Network, the Texas-based company that owns and operates Idaho Fish and Game’s hunting and fishing license system, announced it will offer identity theft services to license buyers whose personal information may have been compromised last month.

Youth waterfowl, pheasant seasons open soon

Youth across Idaho will soon have an early shot at waterfowl and pheasants, with September 24-25 marking the youth waterfowl weekend and Oct. 1-7 set for the youth pheasant season.

Passport program a boon for new hunters

It's easier than ever to introduce someone new to hunting in Idaho.

Is Idaho County squatchy?

Ask Bwana

Dear Bwana, I live just outside of town in the foothills and several times recently have seen flashes of movement outside the bathroom window while getting ready for bed. I’ve seen the guys on TV looking for Big Foot and was wondering if there have been any reported sightings in the area?

Tease photo

You’ll See ‘Em In The Woods

Pictured are the instructors and the 20 participants in the fall section of local hunter education, which graduated last Saturday, Sept. 10. “This was the last fall class for this year,” hunter ed instructor and retired Idaho Fish and Game conservation officer Roy Kinner said. “Next classes will begin in February and March. “ Instructors were Kinner, Kevin Asker, Alicia Asker and Brad Flynn.

Proposed burning aims to bolster elk habitat

Idaho Fish and Game is fired up about increasing elk populations in its Lolo Elk Zone in the headwaters of the Clearwater River. Through a cooperative effort with Forest Service and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the two agencies and RMEF are proposing controlled forest fires known as “prescribed-fire treatments” to improve habitat for elk and other wildlife.

Big game hunting prospects look strong

Idaho’s fall hunting season is likely to be outstanding. Coming on the heels of an all-time record white-tailed deer harvest in 2015 and the highest harvests in more than a decade for mule deer and elk, hunting this fall should be similar to last year.

Lost in the wilds, or finding your way home when the smoke clears

Ask Bwana

Dear Bwana, I recently got a little turned around while mushroom hunting up by Florence. I was finally able to get out to a road, but the experience has made the fear of being lost prominent in my mind. Do you have any suggestions on how I can be a little more safe in country I’m not familiar with? Thanks, Travis


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