Hunting

Outdoors Blog

Teen mistakenly kills Idaho grizzly; famed elk shot in Washington

A California man was cited and his 15-year-old son warned by Idaho Fish and Game after they killed a grizzly bear while hunting for black bear, according to a press release.

Hunting

Idaho Fish and Game won’t auction more trophy hunting tags

Right now, Idaho has just one auction, for bighorn sheep. But legislators want the Idaho Department of Fish and Game to auction three tags each for deer, elk and antelope, and one tag each for moose, mountain goat and sheep. But the F&G commission has been against more auctions for wealthy hunters, even at the cost of legislative approval of hunting license fee increases for the department.

State Politics

Lawmakers suggest new restrictions on Idaho hunting tag drawings

To address concerns that the drawings for the most-wanted big-game tags aren’t fair, Idaho legislators propose to have a private contractor conduct the drawings or to even ban Idaho Fish and Game employees and commissioners from entering. But critics say those options are costly and unnecessary, and that excluding F&G commissioners would be a disincentive to take the volunteer position.

Hunting

North Idaho deer rescue goes viral

It wasn’t an average day at the office for Idaho Fish and Game Conservation Officer John McLain when he encountered a white-tailed buck tangled in baling twine, but his average days don’t go viral on the Internet, either.

Videos

Council mayor talks about the Yantis shooting

Council Mayor Bruce Gardner talks about how the Jack Yantis killing has impacted the community.
Joe Jaszewski jjaszewski@idahostatesman.com
Council mayor talks about the Yantis shooting 1:36

Council mayor talks about the Yantis shooting

Adams County Sheriff responds to no charges against his deputies 3:03

Adams County Sheriff responds to no charges against his deputies

Wasden answers: What about the body cameras? And other questions. 4:10

Wasden answers: What about the body cameras? And other questions.

Deputy Wood re-enacts the Yantis shooting scene 27:40

Deputy Wood re-enacts the Yantis shooting scene