A growing concern for Idaho Fish and Game is hunters using vehicles, particularly all-terrain vehicles, to hunt. ATVs may be allowed for hunting in some areas with restrictions, but not for hunting big game.
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With Idaho steelhead numbers floundering, wildlife officials give nod to keep fishing open on most rivers
Commission last month voted to suspend the steelhead fishing season because of a possible federal lawsuit by six conservation groups contending the state’s steelhead regulations harm federally protected wild steelhead. The portions of Idaho rivers that remain closed to anglers under the deal are areas where wild steelhead are known to congregate.
BOISE, Idaho — Three wolves have been killed by federal authorities in central Idaho near Stanley, an action blasted by an environmental group. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services said it killed the wolves over several days earlier this month at the request of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game after confirming wolves killed six sheep. The three…
One tag will be issued through a controlled hunt in eastern part of state; random drawing limited to Idaho residents.
Mini owl irruption out west? Wyoming wildlife center takes in 19 baby owls, all displaced from Idaho in 24 hours
(Facebook/Teton Raptor Center photo)JACKSON, Wyo. — A Wyoming wildlife rehabilitation center may consider turning away any storks carrying baby owls that show up for a while. The Teton Raptor Center in Jackson Hole took in 19 owlets last week from the three separate clutches, broods of young owls, within 24 hours. All the baby owls were from Idaho. The nonprofit…
Unusually cold weather and heavy snowfall that blanketed much of the region last winter killed off many young deer, prompting wildlife officials throughout the Rocky Mountain states to take measures such as reducing the number of hunting permits to try to help devastated wildlife populations rebound.
Big-game hunters should find the Idaho Panhandle a better than average place to bag meat for the freezer and have a shot at a trophy elk or whitetail this season.
Idaho hunters are already allowed to kill wolves attracted to bait put out for bears. The change could have allowed hunters to target wolves with bait outside bear season.