2016 General Deer
30" steelhead30" steelhead caught in town on a spinner with 12 lb. test. Put up an awesome 10 minute fight!
Brett Bateman's opening day bull - McCall Zone
First LightGlassing for Muleys at first light with my boys.
Cascade jumbo Yellow Perch First fishing trip to Cascade and caught my first jumbo Yellow Perch#
Deer hunting the divide.Filling the freezer
Terri and Grandson ColeA great successful hunt with grandson for his first time deer.
Elk HunterElk hunting with friends and family.
First killI drew this tag it was my first ever big game hunt I couldn't of done it without my Dad he's the person that I want to give the most thanks to.
Snake riverDucksSnake river
Falconry lives well in Idaho!Falcon with a pheasant north idaho
Dandy 4 point buck from Eastern IdahoJumped Junior out of his bed. He didn't go very far. A wonderful time with these glorious views, smells, feelings and the sharing with family and friends
Dave's Deer (after a several year hiatusMy son David harvested his first buck in 18 years in unit 51. A great day for him and me too.
Young & Older Bull MooseOn our hunt for a female deer, we came across five different Moose. Most we've ever seen in one day, and to get up close and personal was a great experience.
my first 6x6 i have shot
AND YES I DO HUNT LIKE A GIRL (an old one)We had not hunted around Riggins, opening day, Florence area, nice 4x5 muley.
Great hunt with the kidsWhat a great day with the Kids on the snake !!
Two hunters, six shots, five geeseMy hunting buddy and I were surprised by 200 geese on our hunting pond that morning. With only three shots each we managed to down 5 birds near Lealand.
A day to remember
Ross Saleen, Age 12 and Grandpa Tom Saleen in scenic Idaho. Ross is packing out his first 5 point bull elk antlersRoss Saleen, Age 12 and Grandpa Tom Saleen in scenic Idaho. Ross is packing out his first 5 point bull elk antlers
Ross Saleen, Age 12. First Bull Elk. Awesome example of new IDF&G law allowing is Dad to transfer his tag.I was overjoyed to draw a bull elk tag, but even happier to be able to transfer it to my son. Great tracking snow allowed us to get into a heard of bugling elk a few days after season opened.
Proud dad. My youngest son and I found this buck bedded at daylight. A doe happened to be near and gave us a clue to his location. A careful stalk and Beau dropped him at 280 yds.
1st nice crappie!Out fishing with my nephew on Memorial day weekend and he caught a monster crappie that was less than a 1/4" away from the record. Man he was excited as was I.
Nick's first bull
Searching quietly for deerShot this pic while spending time with my son and hunting buddy during his holiday break from college.
Steelhead on the Clearwater.
ten year old Alley Wheeler
Gavin's first rabbit
Buck + shedsFound a Dandy pair of sheds while dragging him out! Unit 5
Mike's first deer!First deer for a young hunter. Exciting for his father.
First big buckFirst big buck I have never got anything wider than 18" and that was a whitetail. this is what makes it all worth while when it finally comes together
ElkAfter laying down in the wet grass getting snowed on for 2 hours found this nice elk. The teeth chattering paid off (cold)
Elk behind my HouseHunting Deer behind my house the weekend after my Elk tag closed no I did'nt get my Elk a Cougar had recently run most of them out they were just coming back
9 inch beardPerfect hunt. A two hour wait in a rain storm and a perfect shot. First harvest for Alyx.
Alyx's first deer
Day off from hunting
First Deer hunt
This is why grandparents should buy a lifetime hunting and fishing license for their grandchildren.We have vowed to buy a lifetime hunting and fishing license for each of our grandchildren for their first birthday.
Maycee Hartley first elk age 14I put my daughter in for the early Diamond Creek elk hunt. She was lucky enough to draw this awesome tag. I already bow hunt this area, so I was able to scout for her while I hunted.
Big Mule Deer Buck, 4x4 with cheaters on both sides and Heavy This Buck was shot in Unit 28. My Husband was with me and helped me get this buck. We packed it out 6 Miles to the bottom of Panther Creek. I am also 19 weeks pregnant.
2016 Archery Antelope still huntSpot and stock buck for about mile and half. Finally got within bow range and one shot at 53 yards. Great hunt.
pops getting it done at 71!pop caught this guy off gaurd
Hunters first huntHunters first hunt
Logan's First BearMy boy and I had been baiting for bear for a few weeks. We finally had a weekend to go up together and hunt over the bait.
Bull of a life time
2016 Idaho Bull Andrew YoungTook this bull stalking in the timber during a down pour
My First SharptailI'm 11 years old and shot my first Sharptail today, hunting with my favorite horse, Cowboy, my dad, grandpa Frank and his dog Chica.
Young bull in unit 2. Too bad I had a cow tag.A few days into the 2015 season in unit 2. Too bad I had a cow tag which I did fill several days later about a mile from where this was taken.
4x4 mule deerWas not expecting to get this one had an amazing hunt with my friend Danny.
Opening day luck
It's never easy!
North Idaho Youth duck season.Opening day of youth duck season North Idaho. Good to be 14 !
Archery 2 yards 2016Frist bull with a bow! 2 yard shot with a new Mathews Creed!
Archery 5 yards! Archery
Sawtooth Mountains Early Spring
2016 Archery Antelope
First goose huntAvery shot her limit of geese on her first waterfowl hunt while hunting with her dad Sean Literal. Thanks IDFG for the youth opportunities!
Moose BuddiesThese two bulls were chasing the same cow. Saw them while elk hunting.
Catherine's first buck!Rainy day. After a long season of pursuit, and alot of hard work. It finally pays off! A great day and my first buck!
Henry's LakeCalm between storms on Henry's Lake
Hunters in TrainingGrouse Hunting with my Sons
First bear!Shot this bear in the back country when elk hunting. 6 mile pack out with meat and hide in my back! Couldn't have asked for a better day!
My First deer last year 20152015 was my first year into hunting!! Better Late than never. Boy do I love it. My very first deer!!!
late season mallard hunt
My 3rd Idaho archery bull.
Dean's bearDean Johnson killed this bear on a controlled hunt tag in Unit 32A while elk hunting. The bear approached and was killed with a bow at 9 yards
Daniel's Unit 49 Archery Elk scoring 289 thanks to Tim and the gang for the help.I got this elk in unit 49 while archery hunting in the back country. I appreciated all the help packing it out.
Daughters big buck My daughter drew one the four tags in the second drawing, this picture is the result.
Kim Mills, 2016 Teton County Idaho 6 x 7 Archery bull at 12 yards
First Bear! First bear shot at mt bait didn't run a foot!!!!I shot him at 85.5 yards!!!!!
My First turkey! My first Turkey I shot it in May at 6 yds!! a nice 7 3/4" beard... A good First!!
Best birthday present ever!
2014 mule deer
Just one of many Arctic Grayling in Alpine Creek Lake #14F, Sawtooth Wilderness.Weekend backpacking trip to Alpine Creek Lakes/Snowyside Peak.
Alpine Creek Lake #13, Sawtooth WildernessWeekend backpacking trip to Alpine Creek Lakes/Snowyside Peak.
Snowyside Peak north of Alpine Creek Lake #15, Sawtooth Wilderness.Weekend backpacking trip to Alpine Creek Lakes/Snowyside Peak
Alpine Creek Lake #14F, Sawtooth WildernessWeekend backpacking trip to Alpine Creek Lakes/Snowyside Peak, Sawtooth Wilderness.
Alpine Creek Lake #14B, Sawtooth WildernessWeekend backpacking trip to Alpine Creek Lakes/Snowyside Peak, Sawtooth Wilderness.
Lots of casting room on the east side of Alpine Creek Lake #14.Weekend backpacking trip into Alpine Creek Lakes and Snowyside Peak, Sawtooth Wilderness.
Waiting for the sun to peek over the mountains. Alpine Creek Lakes, Sawtooth WildernessWeekend backpacking trip to Alpine Creek Lakes and Snowyside Peak
Hook Lake, White Clouds WildernessWeekend backpacking trip into Walker/Big Boulder Lakes.
Big Boulder Lakes (Cirque, Sapphire, Cove, Boulder, Snow, Gentian, Hook), White Clouds WildernessWeekend backpacking trip into Walker/Big Boulder Lakes.
Ocalkens Lakes from White Cloud Peak #9Weekend backpacking trip to Walker/Big Boulder Lakes.
Cirque Lake, White Clouds WildernessWeekend backpacking trip to Walker/Big Boulder Lakes.
Slide Lake, White Clouds WildernessWeekend backpacking trip to Walker/Big Boulder Lakes.
Mountain goats above Slide Lake, White Clouds WildernessWeekend backpacking trip into Walker/Big Boulder Lakes.
Sheep Lake, White Clouds WildernessWeekend backpacking trip into Walker/Big Boulder Lakes.
Sheep Lake, White Clouds WildernessWeekend backpacking trip to Walker/Big Boulder Lakes.
Walker Lake keepersWeekend backpacking trip to Walker/Big Boulder Lakes.
Walker Lake in the White Clouds WildernessWeekend backpacking trip into Walker/Big Boulder Lakes.
Father and Son
Ayden Beedle First Elk 10yrs old My son & I got drawn for a 32-1x hunt, every one said good luck with that draw nobody let' anybody hunt there it's all farmers, Well BAM there it is.
great day of huntingMy buddy Justin and I were out bugling and Justin a bull going about 1/4 mile away in the timber we start in towards him and with In about five minutes the bull come crashing down the mountain to us i
Archery 2015 13 yardsArchery season, I called this bull in from 130 yards. He came down the hill straight at me. I was using a mouth call, young bull.
July 4th kokanee at lucky peakI went evening fishing to lucky peak on the fourth. The crowd died down, and the fish were biting. I kept 3 kokanee that were between 14 and 15 inches. I caught and released one 6 inch Chinook.
First Chinook 2016
SpeechlessWe were hiking in to retrieve my brothers bull he got and when I saw this photo, it was just perfect timing to see the silhouettes. Left to Right, Aprilmay, Joe B, Joe S, and Tony.
My First Bull - 5 x 5I went out hunting with my brother, his girlfriend, and one of our family friends of 30 years. My brother and his girlfriend went their way and Tony and I took off another.
Spring time spot and stalk bear hunt.Sunday drive through the St. Joe pays off for 13 yr. old Tristan, he took this bear at 400 yards with 25-06 Ack. Imp.
Idaho moose hunt18 yard shot with my Mathews Z7. I used Beman arrows with Muzzy 3 blade.
Badger taken in so. west Idaho on 6/16/2016
Big Creek Sheep Hunt 2012
Idaho rifle mountain goatMy husband helped me get this nice billy in Idaho's Boulder Mountains.
2015 Eastern Idaho buckIt's one thing to shoot a great buck. It's another thing to have your dad at your side 5 months out of chemotherapy treatment. Definitely the most special deer I've harvested.
Hanging out with Vance Vance taught my daughter how to cast a line today. She was hooked-- no pun intended! She has been practicing all day and plans on ring a fisher-girl for life
First fish EVER! We had so much fun fishing today! My daughter keeps saying "this is the best day EVER"! My oldest daughter (5) caught her first fish and was so excited.
14 lb Mac!/Biggest Mac ever...so far/Fishin is hard work!/ 11 fish..2 to 14 lbsMac fishing on Memorial Day
15 Year Old Nicole Melton with her Beautiful Bear! Nicole single handedly spot and stocked this bear for two days; harvesting it herself on the second day. This was Nicole's first bear and what a beauty he was!
Josh and his first elk
Father Son Hunt.
20" 3x3!Non-resident that hunts ID every year.
21.5 lb x 34.5" FlatheadSee previous story
Aleena's first salmonFor years my 3 daughters have been coming with me salmon fishing all over Idaho and now they are old enough to handle a salmon rod.
Hungry Small mouthCaught 2 bass on one lure down on the Snake River.
My sonFishing with the boys
Quentin Millage, age 10. First black bear, Clearwater National Forest.I took my son out after his first bear, just a few days after his 10th birthday.
Finally got into the fish!
First Fish of the SeasonFirst fish of the season. Fishing with Dad and Mom
Bear river cat
A beautiful Idaho wild turkey will provide great meals for a happy out of state hunter. A gobble-free late season morning caused me to return late morning hunt. I struck up one shy bird and after 40 minutes if calling with four different calls he finally stepped out of the thick timber.
Sheridan Lake on a Turkey Tail NymphGood day on a fee lake
4x4 fly in muley792 yrds with my new night force scope on my 300 Weatherby mag
Son's first hunt. First of, thank you to Idaho Fish and Game for offering youth hunts. This was a great intro into the important life long skills learned from such experiences.
Tyler's Lucky Day!This was the only day we got to hunt together, got to the new area we'd never hunted about 3 pm and a few hours later Tyler age 16 had the good fortune of harvesting this older buck.
Biguns at Manns LakewistonCaught Three nice fish on Sunday and several others, This fish was a big female in the shallow water. Thanks zoom centipede worms.
1st BearWhile shed hunting north Idaho Tristan was able to bag his 1st bear.
Marie Strong's Opening Day TomI am 71 and was sitting in my ground blind talking turkey when this guy strutted in to my decoys from 100 yards out. When he got to the decoys, I could not wait any longer.
Mack Hagenbaugh from Troy Idaho harvested his first turkey on Sunday the 24th of April 2016. Mack is 13 years old.Mack Hagenbaugh a 7th grader from Troy Idaho harvested his first turkey on Sunday April 24th 2016. Mack is the son of Ric Hagenbaugh also from Troy and pictured here with Mack.
Mack Hagenbaugh from Troy Idaho harvested his first turkey on Sunday the 24th of April 2016. Mack is 13 years old.Mack Hagenbaugh of Troy Idaho harvested his first turkey on Sunday the 24th of April. Mack is 13 years old.
First Archery Animal Ever 5 x 5As a graduation present to my boys, I took both of them their senior year in high school to Idaho to bowhunt elk with me. This is my son Eric who is 17 and his first ever archery animal.
My 2016 Idaho BearAt around 7:30 this beautiful bear presented me with a quartering away shot. I'm extremely pleased with the way this hunt turned out. Its the fastest Bear season I have ever had!
doubled out of the same groupMy son and I both drew on tags. Saturday morning we finally located a large group. These two came out of the roost together, right into the decoys.
Evelyn's LopeFirst year hunting, 340 yards one shot.
Jacks DeerFirst year hunting, drew late tag. One shot
Idaho 2015Buck was harvested on Nov. 20th. 2016 Dry Scored 173 1/8"" 15 points Non-Typical.
Yep! I see all the elk dad!Took the kids for a quick look after work.
Happy girl!Spent the day with the family glassing and walking. Doesn't get much better than that. Picking up a shed or two is just an added bonus!
Unit 6 Idaho Dream
Salmon River SteelheadFirst steelhead trip of 2016
4 X 5 Mule Deer MuzzleloaderI was muzzleloader hunting with a Hawkins .50 Cal muzzleloader in the Little Lost River drainage. I was following an old logging trail when I heard some wolves in the distance howling.
6 Point Elk- Unit 75Spotted this bull feeding towards cover with 8 cows. It was the 5th bull we spotted with in 30 minutes. It was the closest and the largest.
First trophy buck with my Recurve!While hunting I hiked back through an area I just went through knowing something was still in there. I snuck down this wooded ravine and there he was staring at me broadside at 40 yards.
Dad's first BearMy dad came up to Idaho from Colorado to hunt bears with me. He ended up scoring this huge sow the morning he was driving back to Colorado. Skull scored 18" and hide measured just over 6ft.
Zerin Petersen Turkey HuntingZerin is Paraplegic -pulls trigger with a rope with his mouth- Hunting Turkey's with a disability is no small featTurkey area #3 near Athol
Zerin is Paraplegic -pulls trigger with a rope with his mouth Moose area #2 near Spirit LakeZerin has long had a dream of shooting a moose- He was drawn this year and his success is much more than most folks, Having been paralyzed in an accident.Having no hands, little arm movement, and n
First turkeySheila's first turkey, called him in to within 10 yards.
sawtooth Elk HuntMy friend John, a life-time Idahoan, with his first six point bull! Not bad for an old guy!
A family thingOur grandson Cole Pritchett and his first deer in the open hunt 2015 with grandmother Terri Pritchett.
lost in the winterSnow shoe'n in the st. joe when we ran across this lost cub that must have left the den a bit to soon.
December GeeseLate December Goose Hunt during Christmas Break with my daughter.
Late January GoldeneyesLast weekend of 2015-2016 Duck Season. Had just enough open water to throw out a few decoys.
Watching Ice form from the duck blindLate season duck hunt as we watched ice form and had to move decoys three times as they were freezing in. Finally had to leave because of no open water.
January Goose HuntJanuary Goose Hunt during Christmas Break
November Sunrise Duck hunt with my daughter during Thanksgiving break
November Duck HuntDuck hunt with my daughter over Thanksgiving break
Henrys lake hybrid
Tristan on the St. Joe
Thank you Idaho for a very memorable trip.I would like to thank the Idaho Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the people of Idaho for allowing disabled veterans to come to your great state and experience the outdoor opportunities available.
Catch and release hound huntingOne of our bears we treed in fall season with the hound dogs.
Cascade Lake Dec 26th, 2015
First Elk 36AI had drawn a coveted 36A rifle bull elk tag. We made the most by scouting and checking out various different areas within the unit.
Connor and grandad My son Connor and grandad with 2 bucks they harvested while on Connors bull moose hunt.
Connors bull mooseMy 11 yr old Connor tried drawing for unit 6 bull moose for his first time ever. He not only was lucky enough to draw, but he was able to do it with his dad and grandfather present.
great day at hells canyon
Clearwater StealheadMy first Steelhead!
North Idaho First Ice FrenzyThese two seniors at Post Falls High school spent their entire winter break waiting for the first ice to form on area lakes and scored big when it came on with 18 flags and 5 northern pike, 6, 7, 8, 9
Chukar and Hungarian Partridge hunt with the bird dogMy son and I were out doing a little work and we ran into a field full of chukars. Like always we were prepared for this situation. We jumped out got our guns ready and ambushed a covey of chukars.
All smiles Beautiful day in November! Decided to take a break from duck hunting to take my princess fishing. Great choice!