Salmon and steelhead are famous for their amazing migrations, but trout and char can pull off some pretty impressive migrations, too.
Kris Millgate has been traveling like crazy. Her schedule is relentless, similar to the migrating fish she is following.
Chondo Martial Arts Academy students hit the mats early last month for the first time since the coronavirus forced the place closed, but they had to do it under new rules and regulations.
Anglers can fish for Chinook salmon on the Upper Salmon river three days a week beginning June 26.
Applicants are being sought to represent the Salmon region on the Idaho Fish and Game Commission.
BLACKFOOT -- Questions were answered and an official green light was given Monday for the Idaho High School Rodeo Finals to take place in Blackfoot.
Using a recently installed passive integrated transponder array, Idaho Department of Fish and Game workers tracked four adult wild steelhead salmon returning to Marsh Creek to spawn.
Tae kwon do and hapkido classes will resume in Challis sometime in June, according to Chondo Martial Arts Academy Sensei Shelbie Bryant.
Now that Forest Service workers have acquired the necessary amount of personal protective gear and cleaning materials, they will gradually reopen 26 campgrounds in the Sawtooth National Forest by Memorial Day weekend.
With summer here, Idaho Fish and Game staffers remind Custer and Lemhi residents plenty of local fishing opportunities await them and their children.
Permits for boat floating on the Middle Fork Salmon and Salmon rivers will be issued beginning May 16, according to the Salmon-Challis National Forest.
Forest Service staff will reopen parts of the Salmon-Challis National Forest on May 16 with new rules in effect, stemming from the coronavirus.
As summer comes and the state slowly reopens, many Idahoans are looking for ways to get outside, and Idaho Fish and Game workers suggest they go fishing.
In a 2-1 decision, Custer County commissioners voted to allow camping at the North Custer Rodeo Grounds May 22 and 23 if rodeo participants follow physical distancing guidelines.
The cancellation period for float permits on the Main Salmon and Middle Fork Salmon rivers has been extended until May 15, Salmon-Challis Forest officials said last week, because of continued coronavirus concerns.
All national forest lands in Idaho have a 10-person group size limit for outdoor recreation, following an April 29 directive from the Forest Service’s Intermountain Region office.
Developed campgrounds and most recreation sites within the Sawtooth National Recreation Area are closed until June 5, according to Julie Thomas with the Sawtooth National Forest.
Recreational vehicle registrations in Idaho will be paused for most of April as the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation implements a new online registration system.
Adult steelhead will still spawn at the Pahsimeroi and Stanley fish hatcheries this spring, but the fish won’t be given away as has occurred in past years.
Fish and Game workers began aerial surveys last week to count the number of mountain goats on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River, a population that has only been partially surveyed in the past.
Free chili and open discussion on the management of Idaho’s fish and wildlife are on tap at the Challis Community Event Center on Tuesday, March 24 and on Wednesday, March 25 at the Salmon Fish and Game office. Both sessions run from 4-7 p.m.
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes officials from Fort Hall want to to replace a weir in Pettit Lake Creek, and the public has 30 days from Feb. 19 to comment on the project.
The Challis High School girls played their final basketball game of the season at the district tournament Feb. 4 in Blackfoot.
For 26 years the Challis Blackheart wrestling team has invited athletes from around the state to compete at the Mario D’Orazio Invitational, but this year marked the first time enough girls signed up that a separate bracket was made for them.
The Challis Vikings enter the district tournament with a Thursday, Feb. 13 game, coming off a tough week with three losses.
Challis wrestler Kasen Hohnstein placed second in the 138-pound division at last weekend’s Mario D’Orazio tournament in Challis.
The Challis Lady Vikings lost their district tournament opener to the Butte Pirates on Jan. 29.
The Mario D’Orazio wrestling tournament is set for Friday, Feb. 7 and Saturday, Feb. 8 at Challis High School.
The last two weeks have been rough for the Challis boys basketball team.
The Challis Blackheart wrestlers showed major improvement at last weekend’s Tiger Brawl tournament in Aberdeen.
The Challis Lady Vikings begin district play at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29 at Blackfoot High School. If they win, they play again Feb. 1 and if they lose, they play Feb. 4.
The Challis Viking wrestlers host a dual contest against Firth at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22.
The Challis Vikings evenly split their last four games, losing to Salmon and West Jefferson, but grabbing two wins against Taylor’s Crossing.
The Lady Viking JV team had a close game against Mackay on Jan. 13 and ended up losing by a foul shot in the last four seconds of the game.
Youth fishing derbies are planned in Custer and Lemhi counties on Saturday, Feb. 8.
The Challis Lady Vikings came home with a 54-8 win from a Jan. 11 game against Taylor’s Crossing.
Challis Blackheart wrestlers placed 10th at the Canyon Ridge Tournament in Twin Falls last weekend.
The Challis Lady Vikings varsity basketball team had a strong win on Jan. 4 against Watersprings High School.
Results for Challis High School wrestlers the Dec. 20 and 21 Malad Invitational were:
Challis High School hosted the first boys high school basketball game of the new year on Saturday, Jan. 4, playing the Watersprings Warriors from the Idaho Falls area.
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Most Idaho hunting and fishing licenses expired Dec. 31 and Fish and Game officials recommend not waiting to buy new ones.
About 21 mule deer fawns and 30 elk calves will be collared as part of a survey conducted by Idaho Fish and Game staff to track animal populations.
Skiers, snowshoers and other winter recreationists can now get daily forecasts for the Sawtooth National Forest from the Sawtooth Avalanche Center.
Matt Dungan’s highly successful ice fishing gear business started when he was a boy trapping possums in the woods of Tennessee.
Anglers are limited to keeping just one steelhead per day during the spring steelhead season that opens Jan. 1 along sections of the Salmon, Little Salmon and Snake rivers.
The loop road at Craters of the Moon will close when snow falls, but employees at the national preserve will hold several activities and events through the holiday season.
Several youths advanced to a higher belt level after Nov. 6 testing at Chondo Martial Arts Academy in Challis.
Public input related to the need for outfitter and guide services in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area is being sought by forest officials.
BOISE — Fisheries managers are optimistic a program to save imperiled Snake River sockeye salmon is heading in the right direction despite few of the ocean-going fish making it back to central Idaho this year.
The Challis High School wrestling team will bring 16 boys to its annual Challis Take-down Tournament against the Salmon Savages at 6 p.m Tuesday, Dec. 3, to kick off the season.