What is required to obtain an Idaho wildlife rehabilitation permit? How often should the permits be renewed?
Wildlife-vehicle collisions are a common occurrence in Idaho. The folks in Boundary County have taken some initiative to help reduce the danger from them.
Across the state, you can report road-killed animals to Idaho Fish and Game. We use the data to analyze problem areas for vehicle-wildlife collisions and work with groups such as in Boundary County. You can report wildlife collisions, or even salvage some species by starting here.
Can a fox be owned as a pet in Idaho? I read mixed answers online, called the animal and game office and they said any animal found in Idaho may be kept as a pet but I have read other questions on the forum in which, skunks and raccoons cannot be owned. Much confused. What animals may be kept as pets in Idaho? And what permits are needed?
As you're travelling around the state in this winter season, don't forget to pay attention to wildlife on Idaho's highways and roads.
There has apparently been a noticeable increase in elk collisions in Blaine County. Read more here: http://www.mtexpress.com/index2.php?ID=2007149863#.UrSPbRxDt8E
Here's some advice we pulled from our files if you're travelling. Take a minute to review it.
Motorists: Slow Down and Watch For Wintering Wildlife
With deer and elk wintering along many of Idaho’s roads, Idaho Fish and Game encourages motorists to slow down and be on the lookout, especially during the dawn and dusk hours when wildlife is most active.
Motorists should also:
- Always wear your seat belt – it’s the law.
- Don't swerve or lose control of your vehicle. Try to brake as much as possible and stay on the roadway. You risk less injury by hitting the animal.
- If you see one animal cross the road, look for a second or third to follow.
- If you spot an animal ahead, slow down immediately and honk your horn.
- Pay attention to Wildlife Crossing caution signs. They are there for a good reason.
There is a hawk that's been hanging around where I work for a few days now. He was on the ground not able to fly and now he's perched in a small tree. Is it ok to just let him do his thing or should I contact someone