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  • Yellowstone elk

    Big game rules available online, at vendors soon

    The Idaho big game hunting brochure for 2017 and 2018 seasons is available now. 

    The printed brochure, which contains seasons and rules for deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear, mountain lion and gray wolf, is in the printing process and will be available at license vendors and Fish and Game offices by April 24.

  • Late winter mule deer

    Protecting big game doesn't end with milder weather

    Although animals got a much-needed reprieve with some early spring-like weather, their survival is far from guaranteed.

  • Protecting Haystacks From Wildlife Damage

    Summer is typically the primary season for big game depredations on agricultural crops in the Clearwater Region.  But with this winter’s snow depths exceeding anything seen in recent years, complaints of deer and elk getting into haystacks have been rolling in.  Regional Landowner-Sportsman Coordinator Jana Ashling has responded to approximately 25 such complaints to-date.  On February 7 the region’s wildlife staff helped protect a haystack belonging to Potlatch area farmer Cody Anderson.  The stack was wrapped with Tensar (a plastic mesh material) to keep elk from feeding on his stored hay

  • Bull elk

    Fish and Game seeks comments on 2017 and 2018 big game seasons

    Idaho Fish and Game plans several open house meetings around the state during February to collect public comments on the 2017 and 2018 proposed seasons and rules for deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear, gray wolf and mountain lion.   

    Interested individuals can visit with department personnel concerning the proposed seasons and provide their written comments by attending any of the below meetings.

    Panhandle Region

  • SW Region Big Game Winter Feeding Update - February 1, 2017

    It’s been more than a week since we had significant snowfall across the region, but snow levels remain fairly static and crusted in most areas due to cold daytime temperatures. It appears we might get a little relief from the cold later this week. Let’s all hope so.

    Winter feeding efforts have ramped up considerably in the last few days, with feed sites scattered across the (mostly) southern portion of the region. Here’s a rundown of the latest winter feeding efforts.

Unprotected Wildlife