Idaho Hunting News

Idaho Fish and Game Commission Expands Wolf Trapping

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission on Thursday, January 26, expanded the wolf trapping season to include Unit 10A in the Dworshak-Elk City wolf management zone.

Motorist Captures Idaho Elk Herd on the Run

Josh Hoisington was heading home from a fishing trip this fall and captured video of a large herd of elk on the run.

"To see this sight was pretty incredible," Hoisington said. "Seeing this elk herd has made my first year in Idaho amazing."

Attention 2012 Idaho Wolf Tag Buyers

Some recently issued 2012 wolf hunting tags include an incorrect telephone number for the reporting hotline.

About 4,200 tags were issued to 3,780 individuals for 2012 were printed with the incorrect number.

Idaho Fish and Game Conducting Big Game Aerial Surveys

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is conducting aerial surveys of big game in the elk ecology research study area of Big Game Management Unit 10.

Application Period for Idaho Spring Turkey Hunts Changed

The application period for spring turkey controlled hunts has been delayed to begin February 1.

The application period will run through the end of February. The application fee is $6.25 per person for residents and $14.75 for nonresidents.

Idaho Wolf Hunt Closed in Two Zones

Wolf hunting seasons have closed in the Beaverhead and Island Park wolf management zones.

The seasons opened August 30 and closed December 31.

Wolf hunting seasons remain open through March 31 in the Panhandle, Palouse-Hells Canyon, Dworshak-Elk City, Middle Fork, Salmon, McCall-Weiser, Sawtooth, Southern Mountains and Southern Idaho zones, and through June 30 in the Lolo and Selway zones.

Comments Sought on Idaho Upland, Furbearer Season Proposals

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is seeking public comments on proposals for 2012-13 and 2013-14 upland game and furbearer seasons.

Proposals include 1) increasing the possession limit for upland birds from two times the daily bag limit to three times the daily bag limit; 2) reverting to a daily bag of eight birds for chukar and gray partridge; 3) opening all upland bird seasons on the third Saturday in September; and 4) opening additional drainages in Camas and Gooding counties to beaver trapping.

Idaho River Otter Season to Close December 15

The river otter trapping quota for Idaho's Clearwater Region was reached at 2 p.m., Monday, December 12.

The otter season for the entire region closes 72 hours after the harvest quota has been met. As a result, the otter season for the entire region will officially close at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 15.

Idaho F&G Informs Exotic Winter Greenery Can be Fatal to Wildlife

Many have heard the old wives' tale that poinsettias are fatal to pets, and while that may not be so, here is an exotic plant related problem that is sadly all too true.

Winter can be a cold bleak time where any hint of green is welcome, especially if it sports a cute little red berry. Unfortunately, the exotic evergreen Japanese yew plant is like Kryptonite to Idaho's moose and other big game.

Idaho Fish and Game to Host Hungry-for-Habitat Holiday Dinner

Area wildlife enthusiasts are invited to a Hungry-for-Habitat Holiday Chili Dinner on December 14 at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game office in Lewiston to celebrate what people can do for backyard wildlife.

The free event will run from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and will offer a bowl of soup or stew, bread, refreshments and holiday desert. Information on developing backyard wildlife habitat, various nest boxes, bat roost houses and plans for constructing your own will be available.