Idaho Fish and Game is launching a negotiated rulemaking process and wants to hear from the public about four dockets of proposed rule changes. The comment period opened on March 3. View the negotiated rulemaking notices at the adminrules.idaho.gov website.

Idaho Fish and Game staff will be stocking catchable-size (10 to 12 inch) rainbow trout at four Clearwater region locations in March. This will be the first load of hatchery fish making their way into Clearwater region waters during 2021 with thousands more hatchery fish scheduled to be stoc…

The Clearwater Basin Collaborative and University of Idaho Clearwater County extension are presenting a webinar series entitled, “Clearwater basin elk history, research & management” on March 22 and 24. For program info and registration go to: uidaho.edu/clearwater-events. Or contact Mel…

As of Friday, Feb. 26, brood collection has started to pick up. With the help of over 130 anglers, we have tubed 49 steelhead and sent 41 of those to the hatchery (26 females and 15 males). We are well on our way, but still have a way to go! We need 252 breeding pairs from the South Fork Cle…

The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Cottonwood Field Office has extended the current temporary closure at the Hammer Creek recreation site into mid-March to complete improvements to the boat ramp. Construction at the site began in early January and, when completed, will provide additional …

Camas Prairie Trapshooting Association

Having groomed and set track on the nordic loops Friday, Feb. 12, and having groomed the snowshoe loop, the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests reported 39 inches of snow including five new inches with a temperature of 9º at 12:30 p.m.

With 30 inches of snow including 7 inches of new snow and a temperature of 33 degrees shortly after midday Friday, Feb. 5, the report out of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests' Fish Creek recreation area is that it's "looking like it’s going to be the best conditions we have had so fa…

Fish and Game will be setting new seasons for upcoming spring chinook fisheries in March, and gathering public input on the upcoming season proposals. Anglers will be able to see the proposals starting Feb. 11.

Fish and Game will be setting new seasons for upcoming deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear, mountain lion, and wolf hunts in March, and gathering public input on upcoming season proposals starting Feb. 8.

Camas Prairie Trapshooting Association

With 22 inches of snow and a temperature of about 40 degrees at 1:30 p.m. last Thursday, Jan. 14, at the Fish Creek nordic ski area, there was hope that new snow might fall on a good base.

The 25th Annual Women With Bait (WWB), 2021 Tournament, is coming your way Feb. 1 to the middle of March, for fun on the river, friends in the boat and fish in the reel time. River Adventures will furnish all the gear, tackle and bait; your captain and bait boy will help reel in the steelhea…

"We were finally able to groom today for the first time this season," said Sam Manifold, developed recreation for the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. "We packed and groomed all nordic loops, but were not able to set the track this week. We were able to pack the snowshoe loop and cut o…

After a year and a half, a workgroup convened by Gov. Brad Little has produced a 25-page consensus report recommending action on habitat, harvest, hatcheries and hydropower, as well as on areas blocked to oceangoing fish, predation and other aspects of what has been one of Idaho’s thorniest issues.

Wildlife capture work will begin early January in the Panhandle and Clearwater Regions among game units 1, 6, and 10A. Idaho Fish and Game is continuing to monitor and capture animals as part of a large multi-year research project to better understand how various management activities, such …

Fish and Game personnel fit a deer with a GPS tracking collar.

Idaho Fish and Game and University of Idaho researchers began a multi-year moose research project in early 2020. Adult survival so far has been better than expected, but populations are still declining in the long term. They hope more research will provide clues on how to help Idaho’s larges…

The Kamiah Gun Club reminds area trapshooters that the annual Camas Prairie “Ten Week” shoot starts Jan. 10. Those who would like to start practicing for that or just come down and shoot are welcome at the Kamiah Gun Club every Sunday starting around 9 a.m. Pictured are Amber Wemhoff, Sage H…

The Camas Prairie Turkey Trackers chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation picked up 52 turkeys from Cash & Carry Market on Dec. 9, as part of the club’s traditional gift to local people in need. “National- and state-level funds are frozen this year, but the local club was able to …

The Camas Prairie Turkey Trackers chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation picked up 52 turkeys from Cash & Carry Market on Dec. 9, as part of the club’s traditional gift to local people in need. “National- and state-level funds are frozen this year, but the local club was able to …

License gift certificates can be purchased at any Idaho Fish and Game office in any dollar amount. Most people buy them for the exact amount of an annual hunting license, fishing license, combination, sportsman’s package or even a lifetime license! Lifetime license prices start at $300 and c…

Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) will adopt a new fee structure and site-type simplification that will go into effect Dec. 10, which will include a $2 increase to the motor vehicle entrance fee, which will rise from $5 to $7.

Idaho Fish and Game is managing noxious weeds and improving habitat in the Craig Mountain Wildlife Management Area. An aerial spray application was done Nov. 4 in the Billy Creek and Lime Point areas within the WMA, targeting whitetop, starthistle, cheatgrass and other noxious weeds on Idaho…

By day and by night, Camas Prairie residents looked to the skies as skeins of geese flew overhead, observing them passing through and stopping to rest on lakes and fields. No masks were observed, but the teams showed social distancing being observed, apart from when the gaggles settled in cl…

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Hatchery staff are now busy cleaning and winterizing fish stocking trucks after the final fall rainbow trout stocking last week. Approximately 3,000 fish were stocked in Elk Creek Reservoir near the town of Elk River and 2,100 fish were released into Dworshak Reservoir last Thursday, October 29.

Ron Davies, who Gov. Brad Little recently appointed to the Fish & Game Commission, is a retired battalion chief with the Pocatello Fire Department, where he served for nearly 26 years. Since moving to central Idaho full-time, Davies started the Custer Country chapter of the Mule Deer Fou…

Deer hunting in southern Idaho either got off to a slow start, or the harvest stats are lagging due to the timing of the opener, or a combination.

New hunters interested in getting their Hunter Education certification can do so online without participating in a “field day” for the remainder of 2020 and into 2021.

Cottonwood – Three popular launch sites along the Lower Salmon River are scheduled for improvements that will enhance access for anglers and recreationists. This fall, the BLM’s Cottonwood Field Office will begin boat ramp improvements at the Shorts Bar, Lucile and Hammer Creek recreation si…

GRANGEVILLE — The Snowhaven Ski Patrol is offering an OEC — Outdoor Emergency Class — to become a ski patroller. This will be an on-line class with weekly hour sessions to work on practical application used by First Responders. Class starts Nov. 11 and cost for fees and books is $300. Those …

Reduced-price deer and elk tags will go on sale at 10 a.m. MT Dec. 1, under new rules the Idaho Fish and Game Commission advanced for legislative approval in 2021. The rules include a limit on the number of reduced-price deer and elk tags available for nonresident disabled American veterans.

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GRANGEVILLE — Local Idaho Fish & Game conservation officers are pursuing the case of two white-tailed deer that were dumped and left to waste on Vrieling Road in Grangeville on or around Oct. 14. One doe and one buck were field dressed and the buck’s antlers were removed.

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