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Stalking Pheasants in Idaho Wildlife Management Areas

By Clair Kofoed, Idaho Department of Fish and Game Now that big game seasons are winding down and a little time remains before last minute holiday shopping begins, it may seem like an ideal time for some pheasant hunting on one of Idaho Fish and Game’s wildlife management areas. Well…


Hunting Seasons Still Open in Idaho

Many big game hunting seasons have ended, but there’s still plenty of hunting open through the end of the month and through the winter. Seasons are open for geese, ducks, coots and common snipe through January 16 in the northern and eastern parts of the state and through January 23…


Idaho Chukar Numbers Low Again

Chukar numbers in Idaho’s most reliable hot spots are low again this year. Recent aerial counts at Brownlee Reservoir on the Snake River showed chukar numbers below last year’s and only about one-third of the 10-year average. Observers saw 453 birds, compared with last year’s 506 and the 10-year average…


Sockeye Released in Redfish Lake, Hatchery Opens

State, federal and Shoshone-Bannock officials released more than 50 adult sockeye to spawn in Redfish Lake Tuesday morning September 2. Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and officials with Idaho Fish and Game, the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, the Bonneville Power Administration and NOAA Fisheries released the fish as part of the ongoing…


Error in Idaho Waterfowl Rules Book

The single word “not” dropped out of the new 2008 waterfowl hunting rules brochure in a sentence explaining possession limits, creating an error hunters should note. The sentence should read: A person may not have more than the possession limit, even when such birds are stored at home or being…


Ask Idaho Fish and Game: Powerbelt Bullets

Question. I’m confused about whether the pure lead series of Powerbelt bullets is legal in muzzleloader-only big game hunts. Can you clarify this? Answer. The current Idaho equipment rules for muzzleloader-only big game hunts require that the weapon be “loaded only with a patched round ball or conical non-jacketed projectile…


Big Game Rule Book Change For Idaho in 2008

The 2008 big game rules brochures looks a little different this year – with some noticeable changes in look and organization. As the big game hunting seasons open, Idaho Fish and Game reminds hunters of changes that included shifting the order or the content and moved the regional maps and…


Idaho Fish and Game Hunter Orange Policy

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission is considering adopting this policy on the use of hunter orange at the November 5 commission meeting in Lewiston. The proposed policy is available on the Fish and Game Website at: http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/cms/rec_add/. Or contact a local Fish and Game office for a printed copy.


Coeur D’Alene Lake Kokanee Fishery Closes September 2

The Coeur d’Alene Lake kokanee fishery will close effective Tuesday, September 2, after the Labor Day Weekend. Idaho Fish and Game Director Cal Groen signed the emergency closure order Monday, August 13, requested by Panhandle regional fishery staff. Recent surveys of the lake showed numbers of adult kokanee destined to…


Waterfowl and Sage-grouse Seasons Set in Idaho

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission on Tuesday, August 12, adopted waterfowl and sage-grouse seasons for 2008. The 107-day goose season, unchanged from last year, will run from October 4 through January 16, 2009 in northern and eastern Idaho and the Fort Hall Reservation; and will run from October 11…