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Hunters wanting to participate in this spring’s controlled hunts for black bear can apply from January 15 through February 15.

Wildlife capture work will begin early January in the Panhandle and Clearwater Regions among game units 1, 6, and 10A. Idaho Fish and Game is continuing to monitor and capture animals as part of a large multi-year research project to better understand how various management activities, such …

Snowmobilers: Valley Cats Snowmobile Club advises the snowmobile trail head on Yakus Creek has been moved from Yakus Creek FS100 Junction to the Molly Creek Road Junction on the FS 514 Road. There is a plowed area at that point to allow trailer parking. It is requested users not park at 514/…

Idaho Fish and Game and University of Idaho researchers began a multi-year moose research project in early 2020. Adult survival so far has been better than expected, but populations are still declining in the long term. They hope more research will provide clues on how to help Idaho’s larges…

The Middle Fork Clearwater River at the mouth of the South Fork in Kooskia.

Idaho Fish and Game Commission on Dec. 22 approved increasing the outfitter set-aside for nonresident elk tags from 2,400 to 2,800 using temporary rulemaking, after they approved a rulemaking petition seeking to increase the outfitter set-aside up to 25 percent of the nonresident quota for g…

The Kamiah Gun Club reminds area trapshooters that the annual Camas Prairie “Ten Week” shoot starts Jan. 10. Those who would like to start practicing for that or just come down and shoot are welcome at the Kamiah Gun Club every Sunday starting around 9 a.m. Pictured are Amber Wemhoff, Sage H…

The Camas Prairie Turkey Trackers chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation picked up 52 turkeys from Cash & Carry Market on Dec. 9, as part of the club’s traditional gift to local people in need. “National- and state-level funds are frozen this year, but the local club was able to …

This year, the Forest Service is offering permits to harvest Christmas trees online through Recreation.gov. Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Christmas tree permits are now available to purchase online at http://bit.ly/NPCChristmasTrees.

License gift certificates can be purchased at any Idaho Fish and Game office in any dollar amount. Most people buy them for the exact amount of an annual hunting license, fishing license, combination, sportsman’s package or even a lifetime license! Lifetime license prices start at $300 and c…

The Governor’s Salmon Workgroup will meet remotely via Zoom on Dec. 2, including discussion of its draft report.

Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) will adopt a new fee structure and site-type simplification that will go into effect Dec. 10, which will include a $2 increase to the motor vehicle entrance fee, which will rise from $5 to $7.

The Deyo Dam (constructed in 2011) created the 55-acre Deyo Reservoir. It was designed with family-friendly fishing in mind with two large peninsulas. A well-maintained trail circles the pond providing easy access. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game stocks with rainbow trout according to …

During their meeting on Friday, Nov. 20 Idaho Fish and Game Commission extended the reduced bag and possession limits adopted last fall for steelhead into the 2021 spring steelhead season.

Kooskia resident Pam Reidlen shared this photo taken Sunday, Nov. 15, of swans at the Heart of the Monster outside Kamiah.

Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests officials invite the public to take advantage of the early season snow at Lolo Pass. The Lolo Pass Visitor Center, located off of U.S. Highway 12 at the Idaho-Montana state line, is currently operating under its winter hours. Customer service is availabl…

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet in Lewiston on Nov. 19-20, with the public hearing starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19 in the Clearwater Regional Office at 3316 16th Street. People can address the Commission in person about any matters related to Fish and Game at that time. Att…

Hatchery staff are now busy cleaning and winterizing fish stocking trucks after the final fall rainbow trout stocking last week. Approximately 3,000 fish were stocked in Elk Creek Reservoir near the town of Elk River and 2,100 fish were released into Dworshak Reservoir (pictured) last Thursd…

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Hatchery staff are now busy cleaning and winterizing fish stocking trucks after the final fall rainbow trout stocking last week. Approximately 3,000 fish were stocked in Elk Creek Reservoir near the town of Elk River and 2,100 fish were released into Dworshak Reservoir last Thursday, October 29.

Deer hunting in southern Idaho either got off to a slow start, or the harvest stats are lagging due to the timing of the opener, or a combination.

Ron Davies, who Gov. Brad Little recently appointed to the Fish & Game Commission, is a retired battalion chief with the Pocatello Fire Department, where he served for nearly 26 years. Since moving to central Idaho full-time, Davies started the Custer Country chapter of the Mule Deer Fou…

New hunters interested in getting their Hunter Education certification can do so online without participating in a “field day” for the remainder of 2020 and into 2021.

The Maggie Creek Supervisory Area of the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) in Kamiah will be closing roads accessing the Woodrat Mountain block of state land on Nov. 6. Entrance roads will be closed at Suttler Creek, Wilson Creek, Harris Ridge, Kidder Ridge, Glenwood Meadows, and Woodrat Mount…

KAMIAH — Several campgrounds along the Selway River have been temporarily closed while the Moose Creek Ranger District of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests undertakes a project that will improve the long–term safety of these popular recreation sites.

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GRANGEVILLE — Local Idaho Fish & Game conservation officers are pursuing the case of two white-tailed deer that were dumped and left to waste on Vrieling Road in Grangeville on or around Oct. 14. One doe and one buck were field dressed and the buck’s antlers were removed.

Reduced-price deer and elk tags will go on sale at 10 a.m. MT Dec. 1, under new rules the Idaho Fish and Game Commission advanced for legislative approval in 2021. The rules include a limit on the number of reduced-price deer and elk tags available for nonresident disabled American veterans.

The last Backyard Bounty Meeting for the 2020 gardening season will be held on Oct. 19 at the Nazarene church across from the Life Center in Kamiah. Potluck will be at 5:30 p.m., and the meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Bring any extra produce, plants or seeds you’d like to share or trade. We’ll…

Reduced-price deer and elk tags will go on sale at 10 a.m. MT Dec. 1, under new rules the Idaho Fish and Game Commission advanced for legislative approval in 2021.

Susanne Smith of Clearwater reports that she’s always had a couple of geese visit her back yard but she’s never had this many.

After a recent thunderstorm near Harpster, Sharon Wilcock photographed this rainbow above her sister-in-law’s home. Photo submitted by Gloria Taylor.

Poppies bloom near the First Indian Presbyterian Church and cemetery on Highway 12 in Kamiah. The photo was taken June 18 by Anna Sivill of Kamiah.

Kammy Law, formerly of Kamiah, was recently in town visiting when she took this photo. “I miss that cute little town so much! It’s beautiful this time of year! The green sceneries, the awesome wildlife and best of all, the amazing people. I miss you all,” said Kammy.

Lisa Reynaldo of Kamiah photographed this robin while bird watching from her deck.  

This beautiful rainbow appeared after the hail storm in Clearwater on Sunday afternoon, June 14. Photo by Susanne Smith of Clearwater.

Mike Adair captured this sunrise rainbow recently on the Camas Prairie while on the way to work.

A Memorial Day drive north of Headquarters and south of Flume Creek resulted in the spotting of this moose calf. Photo by Lisa Reynaldo of Kamiah.

A bald eagle struggles to get airborne with a kill that is a little too large for it to carry. Eventually the bird pulled some of the flesh loose to take to its nest. The eagle was spotted in the Valley View Sub-division last Friday. Peter DuPre/Progress

Judy Caine of Kooskia took this photo of this beautiful rainbow over Kooskia, May 6. The photo was shot from two miles upriver off Ridgewood Road.