Outdoors



Otter proclaims “Bat Week”

Don’t expect a spotlight in the sky over Gotham City, but do expect furry, flying critters to get their due respect Oct. 24-31 as it’s proclaimed National Bat Week in Idaho by proclamation of Gov. Butch Otter.

October 25, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
 

IDFG seeks public help with poaching case

Nearly all of a large bull elk shot and tagged on opening day in Unit 14 was left to rot off Slate Creek in what Idaho Fish and Game district conservation officer George Fischer called an unusual case.

October 18, 2017 8:14 a.m. read more..


Idaho looks to book coho records

If you’re fishing in the Clearwater River for coho salmon, or catch one while you’re steelhead or chinook fishing, the IDFG offers this hint: The state catch-and-release record is wide open because this is the first coho fishing season since the catch-and-release records started in 2016.

October 18, 2017 8:09 a.m. read more..
  

Poaching case gets first convictions

The first four of eleven defendants named in an Adams County wildlife poaching conspiracy case have recently been found guilty or pleaded guilty to charges against them.

October 4, 2017 8:21 a.m. read more..
  

Fire closures rolled back as weather shifts

A large portion of the Middle Fork Elk Zone has reopened thanks to cooler temperatures and slower fire growth of the Highline and Goat Fires burning within the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area.

September 20, 2017 8:26 a.m. read more..
 

Hotline an ‘important link’ against poachers

Callers to CAP hotline, 1-800-632-5999, can report wildlife law violations anonymously, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Cash rewards are available to callers who provide information leading to the citation of suspected wildlife law violators.

September 20, 2017 8:19 a.m. read more..
 

Check hunt area before heading out

IDFG will do its best to keep hunters informed about what fires are affecting early season hunts. What follows is general information on a large-scale basis; see idfg.idaho.gov/fire for more detailed info.

September 13, 2017 9:02 a.m. read more..


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