Southwest

Plague update - June 12, 2015

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06/12/2015 10:00 pm MDT

Voles in an area west of Caldwell, near Idaho highway 19, are believed to have died from plague.

Please follow the safety tips on this page if you are near the affected regions.

If you have seen dead rodents, we need your help. Large groups of any animals (including voles, ground squirrels, or other rodents) should be reported online. Our online reporting form is the best way to get accurate information to our biologic field teams. The reports are monitored closely and frequently.

The pathogen that causes plague, Yersinia pestis, often is spread through fleas.

Curious chukar

Took a little cruise in the Owyhee backcountry and saw this chukar crossing the road (no I don't know why...lol.)

Kaden's Youth Turkey Hunt

A first hunt is a memorable experience for everyone involved. This spring, 11-year-old Kaden Davis’s drew a turkey tag and his first hunt was captured on video by C.C. Films. Jay Stark and Christopher Collins, two Idaho Fish and Game Hunter Education Instructors, hosted Kaden and his dad Toby, along with Kaden’s P.E. teacher.

2014 3pt Muley

Following a 3 hour stalk and waiting 30 minutes for the bedded buck to rise, one shot was all it took to anchor my best buck to date.