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Lynx captured and released in North Idaho

February 8, 2014 - 9:51am -- idfg-bstuder
Have you ever seen a lynx in Idaho? It's a very rare sight, but one that hopefully will lead to learning more about these solitary cats.
 
Lynx with tracking collar
Lynx are listed as Threatened by official Idaho classification and one of the goals of the Multi-species Baseline Initiative is to gather more information about species of greatest conservation need.

 

Learn more about the story behind the recent Lynx capture at the Spokesman Review.

If you'd like to learn even more, photos and details on the capture are also available on the Multi-species Baseline Initiative article.

 
 
If you have seen a lynx in Idaho, please let us know. You can report seeing any animal in Idaho in our online Observations system.

 

Is trapping allowed in the English Point Recreation Area, Hayden, ID?

I live in this area and see many people enjoying this site to walk/jog/hike, ride horses, walk pets, hunt for mushrooms, etc. It would be a crime if trapping were allowed. I know it is legal to bow-hunt in this area, which is also a mistake. During the season I have witnessed numerous occasions where these so-called bow hunters discharge firearms, hunt after hours well into the dark, hunt from the roadside, and this puts many at risk for a mishap. Why not close that area all together from hunting, and treat it like the park that it should be?

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This question is awaiting an answer. We are working to get an answer to this question.

Wilderness survival?

My boyfriend recently became obsessed with wilderness survival and wants to plan a family trip, to live off the land for a week or so. Are there rules and regulations regarding trapping or hunting (small scale) and living off the land during this trip?

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Comments Sought on Upland Game, Furbearer Seasons

December 19, 2011 - 1:38pm -- idfg-jknetter

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is seeking public comments on proposed changes to the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 upland game and furbearer seasons. 

Interested hunters are encouraged to attend one of the regional open house meetings. So far three meetings have been set. Others will be announced as they are arranged.

  • Clearwater Region: 208-799-5010
    • Wednesday, December 21 – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Clearwater Region office, 3316 16th Street in Lewiston. 
  • Southwest Region: Nampa – 208-465-8465
    • Wednesday, January 4 – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Southwest Region office, 3101 S. Powerline Road, Nampa.
  • Upper Snake Region: 208-525-7290
    • Wednesday, January 4 – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Upper Snake Region office, 4279 Commerce Circle, Idaho Falls.

 

Some ideas that will be considered include:

  • Moving upland game bird seasons to the third Saturday in September.
  • Increasing the chukar/gray partridge bag limit back up to 8 each.
  • Increasing possession limits to three times the daily bag limit.
  • Reductions in fall turkey hunting in the Southeast and Southwest regions.
  • Increasing otter quotas in the Panhandle, Clearwater and Southeast regions.
  • A few changes to areas open or closed to beaver trapping in the Clearwater and Magic Valley Regions.

Anyone unable to attend the open house may submit comments online, by mail to Upland Game Comments, P.O. Box 25, Boise ID 83707, or by contacting regional wildlife managers.

To comment on upland game proposals go to: https://fishandgame.idaho.gov/ifwis/portal/form/uplandsurvey.

To comment on furbearer proposals go to: https://fishandgame.idaho.gov/ifwis/portal/form/furbearersurvey.

The deadline for submitting comments is January 6.

All written comments will be summarized and presented to the Idaho Fish and Game Commission for consideration before seasons are set.

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