Hunting Blog

  • Do you know the economic impact of hunting in Idaho?

    This report summarizes some of the economic impact of hunting in Idaho. Do you know who the largest demographic of new hunters in Idaho is?

  • Boise hunters take home something unexpected

    For a pair of young hunters getting that giant bull elk during hunting season was a story they wanted to tell.

  • Seeing Through the Smoke

    Fire is again having a big impact on Idaho's landscape. 

    To assist in your hunting, angling and outdoor adventures this late summer and fall, Idaho Fish and Game will be working with the Boise National Forest and other Wildfire Teams to keep you up to date on fire closures.

  • Trophies Come in All Sizes!

    Well, the Super Hunt tag thing didn't go as I had planned.

    The morning of October 1, I found myself 80 yards from a really heavy bull. Trees were thick, but open enough. Weather was bitterly cold, which was refreshing. Elk were going crazy.

  • Abby's first bird

    Abby's First Bird!

    As all good hunting stories start, "It was a crisp cool morning"...well not really, it was damn cold!! Twenty three degrees to be exact ! However, the cold didn't chill 11-year old Abby Asker's enthusiasm to get out on her first hunt.

  • Announcing the Mandatory Harvest Reports Dashboard

    The Mandatory Harvest Reports Dashboard allows one to view, filter and graph raw uncorrected harvest report submissions.

    Updated nightly, this dashboard provides summary numbers for harvest, success and reporting of deer, elk and antelope hunts.

  • Trails and Campgrounds in the MapCenter

    Visualizing Your Next Hunt

    This year we have added two new features to the Huntplanner to enable you to better scout for your next hunt. Google Earth (KMZ) files are now available for each hunt area let you better explore the terrain online and in your GPS. Photographs, campgrounds and trails information help you better understand the landscape and access.

  • Duck Silhouette

    Live Waterfowl Chat - October 12, 2012

    Ask questions, get answers regarding Idaho waterfowl Featuring Idaho Fish and Game's Enforcement Chief and State Waterfowl Biologist Join us, right here, for this live event on Friday, October 12, 2012 between 12:00pm MT and 2:00pm MT. **This chat session will be limited to discussion about Waterfowl.
  • Fire Closure Area Updates

    We just completed some updates to the Idaho fire area closure boundaries.