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Updated Idaho Wildlife Management Area App and Maps

Looking for a great place to fish, hunt, or watch wildlife? Check out one of Idaho's 32 Wildlife Management Areas (WMA).   Each WMA has been set aside to protect wildlife habitat and provide the public access for fish and wildlife related recreation. Maps specific to each WMA have been revised and are available on the IDFG WMA webpage  Here you will also find information on how to get to the WMA and what kind of wildlife viewing, hunting, fishing and other activities are unique to each WMA. 


Also, check out the new WMA viewer app  This map application allows you to interactively discover WMAs near you and explore the land within each WMA. It also provides all of the same information as the IDFG WMA webpage, just click on one of the WMAs on the map and an information box will appear.


The work of a fisheries biologist can be the PITs

Fish management can sometimes be a down-right "dirty" profession.  Read how our research staff is slogging around in the mud and sifting through pelican poop in the name of managing rainbow trout fisheries in southern Idaho.
Read about a recent Fisheries field adventure studying pelicans appetites in this blog entry, and this story.
BLOG: Muddy Embarassment at Pelican Island
STORYHow many trout do pelicans eat?