Idaho Fish & Game

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The Idaho Department of Fish and Game Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to expand the wolf hunting and trapping season in Idaho.


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Twenty-five years ago this week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reintroduced gray wolves to Yellowstone National Park and Central Idaho. Fifteen wolves were brought to Idaho in 1995 and 20 more were released one year later.

 

 

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Migrant bald eagles that nest in Canada and the Pacific Northwest often come down to Idaho for the winter. One popular spot to view the birds is southeast of Hagerman. Just outside the doors of the West Point Shack, a modest roadside cafe, eagles have made a tall cottonwood tree their wintering ground. They perch on the upper branches early in the morning.

 


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Idaho Fish and Game officials say despite national trends showing a decline in hunting, the Gem State's numbers are steady. But most people will never participate in the sport, and some see it as morally wrong. We learn more about hunting and the culture surrounding it, which is a significant source of revenue for the department's conservation efforts. 

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Every year at this time, biologists at Idaho Fish and Game watch closely for Snake River sockeye salmon to return to Idaho. This year, Fish and Game expects fewer fish to return to Redfish Lake. That’s due in part to the tough year the young fish had in 2017, trying to get out of Idaho to the Pacific Ocean. Now two years later, they still have to swim back over several dams to get to Idaho.

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Idaho Fish and Game biologists are catching and tagging female sage grouse to see how they are doing after the 2018 Grassy Ridge Fire that occured 15 miles northwest of St. Anthony.

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Tundra swans are dying along the Coeur d’Alene River floodplain. But this isn't a new problem.

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Equipped with kneepads and trowels, three dozen volunteers helped replant native seedlings near Lucky Peak in March. Turns out Idaho Fish and Game relies on hundreds of volunteers for their habitat restoration program.

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Moose are on the decline in Idaho and across the West. That means moose tags for Gem State hunters will be in short supply.

Idaho Roadkill Cuisine

Feb 14, 2019
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In 2012, Idaho legalized the salvaging of roadkill. We talk with Fish and Game about the rules of roadkill and a roadkill connoisseur about how to prepare it.