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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.

F&G board to reconsider chinook fishing closures at June 2 meeting

On Friday, June 2, the Fish and Game Commission will meet via conference call to consider a proposal to reopen fishing for spring chinook salmon on the Little Salmon River, and to open summer chinook salmon seasons on the Clearwater, South Fork Salmon and upper Salmon River.

Hospice bike challenge set for Saturday

The Annual Syringa Hospital Hospice “Just For the Hill of It” Bike Challenge is set for this Saturday, June 3, 9 a.m., starting at Hammer Creek.

Low chinook returns prompt May 24 closures

Idaho Fish and Game will close fishing for spring chinook salmon on the Mainstem Clearwater, North Fork Clearwater, Middle Fork Clearwater, South Fork Clearwater, Lower Salmon and Little Salmon rivers at the end of fishing hours on May 24.

Forest Service campgrounds prepped for Memorial Day rush

The upcoming Memorial Day weekend provides a great opportunity to visit the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. The following information will help you plan your visit.

Equipment stolen from IDFG still missing

A Fish and Game trailer stolen from Boise in April was recovered on May 2 and about half its contents found, but many items remain missing and officials are asking the public's help locating them. The trailer contained GPS and radio collars for tracking big-game animals and other equipment used to capture, handle, process and release animals.

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Improvement to pool at Jerry Johnson Hot Springs

A hot springs pool at the Jerry Johnson recreation site impacted by spring runoff is showing improvement, according to Forest Service officials.

Chinook fishing starts picking up

Idaho Fish and Game Clearwater Region staff biologist Brett Bowersox noted chinook fishing has been up-and-down with the flow so far.

Archery shoot slated May 6-7

The second annual Rochelle Hilbert & Colin Sprute Archery Shoot will be held this weekend at Camp 58.

Rainbow trout stocking continues down south

Personnel from Fish and Game's McCall and Nampa Hatcheries will be releasing more than 100,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout during May.

Chinook salmon slow to show, expected soon

Salmon fishing seasons are tricky because the run size and fishing seasons vary from year to year based on how many fish return to Idaho and how many hatchery fish are available for sport harvest.

Commission to meet in Salmon

Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet May 16-17 at the IDFG Salmon regional office. A public hearing will begin at 7 p.m. May 16. The agenda includes setting direction for Wolf Depredation Control Board funds.

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