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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.”

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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