Posts Tagged ‘Idaho Fish and Game’

Lifetime Licenses — Worth the Money?

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

IdahoTyler Caine, Jr. just made the deal of a lifetime, literally. According the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, the Boise native is now the proud owner of a lifetime hunting license — at only 5 months-old.

Well, obviously, his family made the purchase for him, but one day the young boy will be extremely grateful for the gift. As long Tyler stays an Idaho resident, once he reaches 10 years of age he can hunt without having to buy another license for the rest of his life.

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Idaho Uses Decoys to Deter Poaching

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Hunters, beware. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is using decoys to keep you accountable. “They have been readily accepted by the courts as a legitimate tool for use by wildlife law enforcement officers to deter illegal behavior,” says Idaho Fish and Game. “All across Idaho they are used throughout the year, in a wide variety of situations.”

I’ll admit, I was a little skeptical at first, but after reading the article from Idaho Fish and Game, I actually think the department is providing an admirable and proactive solution to illegal hunting.

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How to Bear-Proof Your Home

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Many people are aware of the need to properly store their food while camping, but few realize the importance of using some of the same practices at home. According to Idaho Fish and Game, home owners in bear country should exercise caution this fall when it comes to disposing of their garbage.

The department has provided a few tips to ensure no unwanted guests are welcoming themselves to your leftovers, citing that they’ve even had to relocate several bears during the past few weeks that had grown accustomed to foraging for garbage and scraps. Here’s what Idaho Fish and Game recommends: (more…)

Idaho: Fishing Guide Fail

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Earlier this month, a 26-year-old Idaho man was convicted of illegally guiding anglers on the South Fork of the Boise River, after officials saw the man’s advertisement for illegal services on Craigslist.org. Yes, you read that correctly. The man actually advertised his illegal services on the Internet.

According to Idaho Fish and Game, officers were alerted to the Internet advertisement in early July. Later, the phony guide was arrested while guiding clients on the South Fork. His fishing gear, including a Hyde drift boat and fly rod and reel were seized as evidence in the case.

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Idaho: Chinook season changes

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

This past weekend, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game announced some changes to its previous Chinook season schedules. Read below for a brief overview of the changes. For more detailed information, visit the Fish and Game web site.

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Idaho: Women’s Hunting Clinic

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

Hunting is often seen as an activity for men, yet more and more women are taking it up. According to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, female hunters comprise the fastest growing segment of the hunting public. As such, Idaho Fish and Game has scheduled a hunting clinic in order to introduce the sport to women as well as help female hunters further their hunting skills.

The clinic, dubbed “Women in Hunting,” will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 20, in Coeur d’Alene.

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Idaho: Free fishing this weekend!

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

That’s right. Idaho’s Free Fishing Day is coming up quick, so get ready!

According to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, this coming Saturday, June 13th, anglers will not be required to possess a license in order to fish in Idaho. However, all additional regulations still apply. Anglers wishing to fish any other day will require a valid fishing license; children under 14 never require a license to fish.

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Idaho: Mandatory Bumperstickers for Boats, Really?

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Idaho boaters are in for an interesting requirement this season. It looks like fishing, kayaking, sailing – essentially all water recreation — just got a little harder as, according Idaho Fish and Game, a new state law requires the owner of any boat and any non-motorized vessel to buy and display an Idaho Invasive Species Fund sticker.

The sticker is required to legally launch and operate your vessel in Idaho. Only inflatable, non-motorized vessels less than 10 feet long are exempt, says Fish and Game.

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