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F&G board to meet this week

Setting of big game and salmon seasons will be major items on the agenda when the Idaho Fish and Game Commission meets this week in Boise.

Forest campground host jobs on offer

The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests are looking for volunteers who are enthusiastic about sharing the benefits of National Forest System lands with visitors. The forests have multiple job openings available across the forest for volunteer campground hosts.

Brazie named NWTF ‘officer of the year’

Idaho Fish and Game Senior Conservation Officer Rob Brazie recently earned national recognition from the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) for his dedication in creating the next generation of hunters and sportsmen, as well as his accomplishments in upholding the state’s game laws.

IDFG still taking chinook season comments

If you missed your chance to provide comments on this year’s salmon season, you still have time.

Scorecard

Trapshooting, bowling results.

Fish and Game backs adding $5 license fee

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission today directed Fish and Game staff to develop a proposed bill for consideration by the Idaho Legislature that would create a new $5 charge to purchase an Adult Resident annual hunting, fishing or trapping license.

Scorecard

Trapshooting results.

Demo day slated at Lolo Pass

FEB. 15 UPDATE: EVENT CANCELED - Due to the recent warm temperatures and increasing runoff in the Lolo Pass Winter Recreation area, the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests has decided to cancel the Winter Demo Day that was planned for this Saturday, Feb. 18.

IDFG asking sportsmen not to stress game animals out

Winter provides great opportunities to view Idaho wildlife, but it is very important to enjoy the view from a distance. Winter can be very stressful for wildlife, especially in winters like this when snow is deep or crusted.

Bear hunt application deadline is today

Hunters still have today to apply for Idaho’s spring black bear controlled hunts, as applications must be filed by Wednesday, Feb. 15. Spring turkey controlled hunt applications must be in by Wednesday, March 1.

Bighorn sheep being captured in Hells Canyon

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife plan to capture 100 bighorn sheep in five Hells Canyon herds by Feb. 14 as part of the ongoing Hells Canyon Initiative to restore bighorn sheep populations. Bighorn sheep will be captured by net gunning from a helicopter and brought to a processing site near the capture location.

Lawmakers bounce price lock, crop depredation bills

During last week’s Idaho Fish and Game Commission annual meeting in Boise, House Resources and Conservation Committee Chairman Rep. Marcus Gibbs of Grace, returned two Idaho Fish and Game legislative proposals to the Fish and Game Commission. Gibbs informed the F&G commissioners neither proposal will receive a committee print hearing, where the committee determines whether a proposal will be printed and numbered as a bill.

F&G sets moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goat hunting rules

Idaho Fish and Game Commission on Jan. 26 adopted new rules for moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat for the 2017-18 hunting seasons, including some changes listed below.

Feeding sites off-limits to wolf hunters

With Idaho Fish and Game winter feeding big game in areas of southern Idaho, hunters are reminded that mountain lions and gray wolves may not be hunted or pursued within one-half mile of any active Fish and Game big game feeding site. In addition, wolves cannot be trapped within the same distance.

Boat registrations in the mail

The U.S. Coast Guard has made changes to the vessel registration process that will impact the registration and renewal process for all vessels and owners in the United States, including Idaho.

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