Gov. Butch Otter appointed Tim Murphy, former director of the Idaho office of the Bureau of Land Management, to replace Blake Fischer, who resigned from the Idaho Fish and Game Commission after shooting baboons.
Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner Blake Fischer emailed graphic photos of animals he killed during an Africa hunting trip to friends and colleagues. The photos have led some to push for his resignation.
A U.S. District Court judge on Monday vacated the federal government’s decision to delist endangered grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The decision by Dana Christensen, based in Missoula, Mont., restores protections for the famed grizzly bears in the region, which includes a portion of eastern Idaho.
Although Justin Sheedy, 20, a Montana State University student, knew after chasing sheep for three weeks spread across five trips that the ram he shot was big, the reality of just how big the sheep was didn’t hit until it was officially scored.
Idaho hunters can look forward to a good fall season in 2018, with similar elk and white-tailed deer populations as last year and likely more mule deer in many areas. Elk hunters are having some of the best hunting of all time.
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.
Ryan Hatfield has released the second edition of "Idaho's Greatest Mule Deer" — a 704-page book that covers nearly 120 years of hunting history and sells for $39.99 at idahobiggame.com. The book features more than 1,200 images.
Idaho considers wolf hunt during April den season. Defenders of Wildlife tells its members to comment by the deadline March 20, 2018, against the Fish and Game proposal to extend the season. Connections to bear, elk hunting.
Hunting and grizzly bears: Idaho Department of Fish and Game will recommend state open a grizzly hunting season in fall 2018, following Wyoming’s lead. Also an option in Montana, which has decided to hold off and manage for recovery.