Outdoors Blog

One Idahoan will get a shot at a grizzly bear this year. Here's how it will work.

Idaho Fish and Game will hold a lottery for one grizzly bear tag for the 2018 season. The deadline to apply is July 15, and the August draw is limited to Idaho residents with hunting licenses. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem grizzly bears from the endangered list in 2017, removing federal protection and giving Idaho, Wyoming and Montana management responsibility.


Ready, aim, fine! Decoy animals catch unethical Idaho hunters

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game uses fake game animals — in this case a cow elk and her calf — to catch hunters shooting from public roads, illegal under state law. A reporter from the Twin Falls Times-News followed along one day as conservation officers set up the decoys near Ketchum, Idaho.

A search party looks for Reece Rollins along the Selway River

Four young men went missing when their Suburban rolled into the Selway River along the Idaho-Montana border, including Reece Rollins of Oregon.