FISH SALVAGE TO OPEN ON HORSETHIEF RESERVOIR
The public fish salvage, from July 18 through Oct. 20, suspends bag and possession limits. It the first step in rehabilitating the reservoir east of Cascade to remove undesirable fish species, specifically illegally introduced brown bullheads.
Anglers must have a valid Idaho fishing license. With the exception of firearms, explosives, chemicals and electricity, fish may be taken with any method, including seines and dip nets.
The reservoir will not be available for ice fishing during the 2015-16 season, according to Idaho Fish and Game. More information: 208-634-8137.
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BUY CONTROLLED HUNT TAGS BY AUG. 1
Results of deer, elk, pronghorn, fall black bear and fall turkey controlled hunt drawings are available on the Idaho Fish and Game website (fishandgame.idaho.gov). Postcards will be mailed to successful applicants by July 10.
Successful applicants can buy tags at any Fish and Game office, license vendor, by telephone at 800-554-8685 or from Fish and Game’s website.
Tags not purchased by Aug. 1, except unlimited tags, will be forfeited and entered into a second drawing. The application period for the second drawing is Aug. 5-15. The second drawing will take place about Aug. 20.
HIKERS: BE CAUTIOUS OF SHEEP IN BEAR BASIN
As many as 4,000 sheep — and their guard dogs — will make their way through the Bear Basin recreational area on their way to higher elevations in the Payette National Forest on July 10-11. A band of sheep will graze in the Bear Basin/Brundage area from July 10-15.
Popular recreation areas where livestock may be present include The Lick Creek Road corridor, Boulder Lake and the Warren Wagon Road corridor.
If you encounter sheep or other livestock, make sure the animals are aware of your presence and pass without startling them. Because of the possible presence of guard dogs, hikers should keep pets on a leash. Cyclists should dismount and move slowly around guard dogs.