Outdoors



Steel Sunday

Fishermen who have been returning to the same location every spring for a decade or more told the Free Press the steelhead run this year has been the worst they can remember.

April 4, 2018 8 a.m. read more..
 

USFS firewood, mushroom permits available

Personal Use Firewood Cutting Permits and Personal Use Mushroom Permits are now available from Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests offices. Permits are valid for the year April 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019.

April 2, 2018 9:42 a.m. read more..


Spring turkey controlled hunting drawing results available now

The spring turkey drawing is complete and the results are now at huntfishidaho.net, and customers can now purchase their spring turkey permits. If they do not have a general turkey tag, they will need to purchase that product as well. The Web app for draw results has also been updated.

March 30, 2018 1:44 p.m. read more..
  

Mountain lion sighted in Elk City

Jeff Fromel, who has lived 12 years on upper Main Street in Elk City, told the Free Press Monday, March 26, he had never seen a mountain lion there before. Until the night before, when one was out behind his place.

March 26, 2018 4:57 p.m. read more..


Anti-trespass bill increases penalties, overhauls civil laws

In a matter of three days, a controversial anti-trespassing bill was amended and, with amendments, passed by the Idaho Senate and the House. To become law, HB 658 just needs to be signed by the governor. The bill, which has received hours of testimony and debate in public hearings, increases penalties for trespass and ultimately overhauls current civil trespassing laws.

March 26, 2018 11:12 a.m. read more..


$22M outdoor industry funds come to Idaho

The U.S. Department of the Interior announced $22 million to support critical Idaho conservation and outdoor recreation projects. The announcement is part of $1.1 billion in annual national funding going to state wildlife agencies through the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration and Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration acts.

March 21, 2018 9:09 a.m. read more..


Oh, Crap!

Pittsburg Landing campground visitors found unmistakable signs cattle had been there first this spring.

March 14, 2018 8:33 a.m. read more..


F&G board to meet March 21-22 in Boise

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet to discuss modifications to big game rules, set spring chinook seasons, set Landowner Appreciation Program hunts, get legislative updates, and more at 7 p.m., March 21 in Boise. The hearing is an opportunity for the public to address the commission on any matters pertaining to Idaho’s fish and wildlife.

March 14, 2018 8:28 a.m. read more..
  

Elk and whitetail harvest topped the 10-year average

Hunters took more elk and white-tailed deer in 2017 than in 2016, but mule deer harvest was down. With a much milder winter so far, Fish and Game biologists expect the drop in mule deer harvest to be short lived as herds recover from last year’s difficult winter across Central and Southern Idaho.

March 7, 2018 2:28 p.m. read more..


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