Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) continues to cause an increase in the number of deer deaths across the Clearwater Region. Every year, Idaho Fish and Game receives reports of deer potentially infected with EHD in small, isolated outbreaks. Although EHD is a naturally occurring disease in …

The fall hunter education course for the Grangeville area is scheduled Sept. 20-Oct. 2 at the Grangeville Elks Lodge. Register online at idfg.idaho.gov/hunt/education for the class to run 6-8 p.m. each day Monday through Thursday.

Conservation officers responded to a report of an injured elk near the top of Beaverslide Rd near Kamiah on the afternoon of Aug. 26. They found a spike elk had been shot, paralyzed, and left to die along the side of the road.

The fall hunter education course for the Grangeville area is scheduled Sept. 20-Oct. 2 at the Grangeville Elks Lodge. Register online at idfg.idaho.gov/hunt/education for the class to run 6-8 p.m. each day Monday through Thursday.

Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet Wednesday, Sept. 1 at 9 a.m. MDT at a special meeting via Zoom. People can attend in person at Fish and Game’s Southwest Regional Office, 15950 North Gate Boulevard, Nampa or by computer or call in.

The fall hunter education course for the Grangeville area is scheduled Sept. 20-Oct. 2 at the Grangeville Elks Lodge. Register online at idfg.idaho.gov/hunt/education for the class to run 6-8 p.m. each day Monday through Thursday.

If you want the quick version of what the 2021 big game season is likely to look like, here it is: similar to last year for elk, mule deer and white-tailed deer. There’s been no dramatic changes to the statewide populations for those animals up or down, and the statewide harvests for 2021 sh…

Fish and Game staff is monitoring the extent of the disease causing deer to die across the region. Test results have not confirmed which type of hemorrhagic disease is causing deer deaths in the Kamiah area. Deer death numbers are increasing in other areas throughout the region. Hemorrhagic …

Idaho Department of Fish & Game’s Clearwater Region is asking the public to report dead or sick deer by calling (208) 799-5010.

Idaho boasts amazing salmon and steelhead fishing opportunities. From monster B-run steelhead to sporty spring Chinook Salmon, the options abound. Interested in keeping your catch? Harvest of anadromous fish is often restricted to fish with a clipped adipose fin. Why? An adipose clipped fin …

Based on continuing reports of dead deer, Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials estimate up to 50 to 100 whitetails have died near the Kamiah area. Idaho Fish and Game wildlife staff is working on testing the dead animals to confirm the cause of death. Tests came back negative for both…

The next contingent of young hunters and anglers got in a morning of practice during the annual National Wild Turkey Federation JAKES Day event last Saturday, July 31. Pictured are Idaho Fish & Game officers and Camas Prairie Turkey Trackers volunteers offering instruction to the youngst…

Approximately 1,050 catchable-sized (10-12 inch) rainbow trout will be stocked in the Clearwater Region this month. This includes 400 at Karolyn’s Pond this week and 400 more at Karolyn’s Pond Aug. 23-27, as well as 250 at Crooked Creek Aug. 23-27. The number of trout actually released may b…

Angler input on proposed changes is important to help fishery managers understand angler preference and help shape fishing seasons for the next three years.

The National Wild Turkey Federation JAKES Day event is scheduled 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 31 at the Camas Prairie Bowmen’s Range south of Grangeville. Check-in is at 8:30 a.m. that morning. The event is for youth ages 8-14 to learn outdoors skills. Cost is $20 per youth for each not already an …

Red flag warnings were in effect across most of North Central Idaho and Western Montana Monday, July 19, for thunderstorm activity and associated high winds. Firefighting has been fully engaged for three weeks, which has Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests leadership looking for the best w…

The Grangeville Interagency Dispatch Zone, which includes lands and fire response areas for the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Idaho Department of Lands, Clearwater Potlatch Timber Protective Association, and Nez Perce Tribe, has coordinated initial attack responses for the …

Potable drinking water is once again available to the public at Pittsburg Landing Campground on the Snake River. Thanks to a grant from Idaho State Parks and Recreation and our partnership with Hells Canyon Recreation Collaborative (HCRC), the water system has been repaired and is now availa…

Results of the deer, elk, pronghorn, fall black bear, and fall turkey controlled hunt drawings are available online. Applicants who provided a valid email address receive notification of their draw results.

OROGRANDE — A plan for gold exploration on an upland ridge south of McGuire Creek — a bit less than a mile southeast from McGuire’s confluence with Big Creek — received Forest Service approval June 15.

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.”

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