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The regular pheasant season opens Saturday, October 13, in northern Idaho, Area 1, and runs through December 31. In the rest of the state the season opens October 20.

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The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today affirmed the constitutionality of Congress’ removal of wolves from the federal endangered species list.

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Membership in the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has swelled to an all-time high of 184,135. That total, posted at the end of December, is 6,135 members more than year-end 2010.

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Idaho Fish and Game has started selling wolf tags - $11.50 for resident hunters and $186 for nonresidents, vendor fees included. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Thursday, May 5, published the rule that removed wolves in Idaho from the endangered species list. The rule took effect upon publishing. Gray wolves are now under state management and considered a big game animal.

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Given the severity of this past winter, Idaho Fish and Game is proposing some adjustments in antlerless and either-sex controlled hunt tag levels for this coming fall in those areas hit hardest; Sand Creek and Teton Canyon. The commission will make the final decision at their meeting set for May 18 - 20. Hunters who plan on applying for controlled hunts in these areas may want to hold off until after the commission meeting so they will know what permit levels will be offered. The controlled hunt application process is open until June 5.

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After some very interesting activities over the last few weeks, we have finally crossed a significant milestone in dealing with wolf issues and the impacts they are having on those wildlife populations for which we are so protective. After the failure of some last minute legal negotiations, Congress finally intervened and legislatively delisted the gray wolf in almost all of the Northern Rocky Mountains.

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The general season youth turkey hunt runs Friday, April 8, through Thursday, April 14. Youths 15 years or younger on April 8 may participate in the youth hunt. All youth hunters must have a valid hunting license. The general spring turkey hunts open April 15 and runs through May 25. Dates vary for controlled hunts, listed in the Upland Game brochure.

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In Idaho's Upper Snake Region, the majority of big game seasons are over by the start of December so Fish and Game will now begin to use hired aircraft for wildlife management work, taking care to avoid areas where hunts may still be open.

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Weather on opening weekend of the sage-grouse season was warm and dry, and hunter effort and success varied across the state.

Most areas reported fewer than average hunters and grouse harvested, while the Southeast region checked a few more hunters than normal.

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IDAHO FISH AND GAME

Hunters will see new controlled hunts in Southeast Region and dozens of new opportunities for hunters across the state for this year's big game seasons.

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Hunters will see new controlled hunts in Southeast Region and dozens of new opportunities for hunters across the state for this year's big game seasons.

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The new big game rules brochures are back from the printer - with some noticeable changes in look and organization.

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Spring is here - at least according to the calendar, and in some areas of southeast Idaho the hillsides are baring and shoots of grass pushing through the dirt. One might think that wildlife, especially mule deer, have made it through another Idaho winter, but in fact spring holds its own set of challenges.

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When can I get a left over turkey controlled hunt tag?

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Farming for Pheasants in Idaho

Pheasants Forever (PF) announces a new partnership with the Idaho Department of Fish & Game to improve upland wildlife habitat in the state. Through the partnership, Craig Holmberg will become an employee of both organizations. Holmberg’s duties will focus on establishing pheasant and quail habitat in Nez Perce and Latah Counties.

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