The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet via conference call Thursday, June 17 at 9 a.m. MDT. The Commission will consider changes to the 2021-2022 wolf season proclamation related to Idaho legislative action that will take effect July 1, 2021.

Seasons will remain open on the Snake, Clearwater rivers, but Idaho Fish and Game is closing salmon fishing on the Little Salmon River, effective at the end of fishing hours on Friday, June 18, as chinook salmon harvest is approaching current harvest objectives.

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet via conference call Thursday, June 17 at 9 a.m. MDT. The Commission will consider changes to the 2021-2022 wolf season proclamation related to Idaho legislative action that will take effect July 1, 2021. See the agenda.

Anglers who fish in Idaho’s Clearwater Region are encouraged to participate in a survey about potential changes to salmon and steelhead fishing seasons for 2022-24. Fish and Game is asking for public comment on potential changes to season and limits for fall chinook salmon, coho salmon and s…

The annual Big Water Blowout featured discount raft trips out of Riggins on Saturday, June 5, and saw adventurers take on rapids such as the ones pictured from the Lake Creek Bridge east of town.

Talon Weber and Marshall Campbell are pictured setting out from Fish Creek trailhead south of Grangeville on Sunday, May 30. Campgrounds and outdoor facilities across Idaho County fill for the holiday weekend as public land visitors bring out their pickups, RVs and quads along with camping g…

Fish and Game staff will be stocking nearly 40,000 catchable-size (10 to 12 inch) trout at locations across the Clearwater Region in June, including Fenn Pond (once before June 4 and again June 14-18), Robinson Pond (before June 4), Karolyns Pond (June 7-11 and again June 14-18), Tolo Lake (…

Radek Edwards, 9, of Grangeville, got his first turkey “at the last day, the last hour, while walking out,” said Roy Kinner, who helped Edwards with the hunt. “We found this bird and Radek made an outstanding shot.”

Seasons will remain open on the Little Salmon, Snake rivers, but Idaho Fish and Game is closing salmon fishing on the Lower Salmon River, effective at the end of fishing hours on May 28, as chinook salmon harvest there is approaching current harvest objectives.

The First Hunt Foundation headquartered in Kamiah received a grant for $96,850 from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Torstenson Family Endowment for the year 2021. Rick Brazell, founder and President of First Hunt Foundation said, “This grant is very timely and appreciated. Covid has slowe…

The First Hunt Foundation headquartered in Kamiah received a grant for $96,850 from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Torstenson Family Endowment for the year 2021. Rick Brazell, founder and President of First Hunt Foundation said, “This grant is very timely and appreciated. Covid has slowe…

The Nez Perce National Historical Park is recruiting up to two individuals for its Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program. The eight-week program runs June 13 through Aug. 7. Enrollees work 40 hours per week at $9.25 per hour. Applications must be submitted by Friday, May 21.

“Volunteer hunter education instructors Roy Kinner and Kevin Asker knocked the ball out of the park with the first live hunter education class since COVID,” Idaho Department of Fish and Game district conservation officer George Fischer said of the class that concluded April 17. “Now 15 new h…

The 2021 Grangeville Gun Club Spring Team Shoot starts May 4 at 5 p.m. with sign-up and practice. Shooting will begin May 11 at 5 p.m. and continue weekly at the club’s facility north of town on Lukes Gulch Road. Kitchen will be open, everyone is welcome, and the club has shells available fo…

The 2021 Grangeville Gun Club Spring Team Shoot starts May 4 at 5 p.m. with sign-up and practice. Shooting will begin May 11 at 5 p.m. and continue weekly at the club's facility north of town on Lukes Gulch Road. Kitchen will be open, everyone is welcome, and the club has shells available fo…

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The spring turkey season that began with the opening of youth hunts last week has seen big results so far in the Grangeville area, where Hudson Salterella, of McCall, shot “birdzilla” — a monster tom. Want to see a photo of your successful hunt in the paper? Send it to aottoson@idahocountyfr…

It is a ways off the beaten path, but a 1,300-acre slice of western Idaho elk country is now much more accessible, according to a wildlife advocacy group, and greatly improves public access to surrounding federal and state lands, as well. Originally donated to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundati…

Helicopter logging operations will begin within the next week in the Blacktail area near Lightning Creek, according to the Nez-Perce-Clearwater National Forests. The public is encouraged to use caution when travelling Forest Service Road (FSR) 415 along with FSR 244 down Lightning Creek to H…

March was a dry month for Idaho during a winter much drier than forecasted. For the North Central Idaho area, while the Clearwater Basin was slightly more than average for precipitation last month, the overall year-to-date is near normal with an above average snowpack remaining, according to…

It is a ways off the beaten path, but a 1,300-acre slice of western Idaho elk country is now much more accessible and greatly improves public access to surrounding federal and state lands as well.

Youth turkey season opens April 8, general turkey season opens April 15, and Idaho Fish and Game biologists around the state have great news for hunters looking to bag a gobbler during the spring season.

A hunter education course has been scheduled April 5-17 at the Elks Lodge in Grangeville. Registration is online at idfg.idaho.gov/hunt/education. Class time is 6-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday and fee is $9.75. Class size is limited to 15, first-come, first-served. Contact Roy Kinner, 208-983-8443.

A hunter education course has been scheduled April 5-17 at the Elks Lodge in Grangeville. Registration is online at idfg.idaho.gov/hunt/education. Class time is 6-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday and fee is $9.75. Class size is limited to 15, first-come, first-served. Contact Roy Kinner, 208-983-8443.

It was a good day for fishing — but maybe not for catching — Friday, March 10, at Tommy Robinson Pond outside of Kamiah.

The busy recreation season is just ahead for the 112-mile stretch of the Lower Salmon River managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). In advance of recreationists and anglers enjoying the water, the BLM’s Cottonwood Field Office is announcing completion of improvements to three additio…

During their meeting on March 18, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved spring chinook fishing on the Snake, Lower Salmon, and Little Salmon rivers to start April 24, and run until Aug. 8 unless closed earlier by the Fish and Game director.

The busy recreation season is just ahead for the 112-mile stretch of the Lower Salmon River managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). In advance of recreationists and anglers enjoying the water, the BLM’s Cottonwood Field Office is announcing completion of improvements to three additio…

The Fish Creek Nordic Ski loops had 40 inches including a half-inch of new snow as of Friday morning, March 19, but with warmer temperatures, the grooming season is officially over.

KAMIAH – District Ranger, Terry Nevius, of the Red River Ranger District of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, invites the public to a virtual meeting on March 24, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., to solicit input for the development of the Red Siegel project. The project proposes actions that…

Idaho Fish and Game is nearing the S. Fork Clearwater river steelhead broodstock goal. According to Idaho Fish and Game, with the help of more than 230 volunteer anglers, as of yesterday, March 16, more than 489 steelhead were sent to the hatchery to meet broodstock needs.

Idaho Fish and Game, Snake River Adventures and Lewis-Clark Wildlife Club are teaming up to sponsor a youth turkey hunting clinic and hunt for first-time turkey hunters, ages 8-12. An evening clinic will be held at the Lewis Clark Wildlife Club on April 7 from 5-8 p.m., to learn about turkey…

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