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It was frustrating to wander around on a mountainside, see lots of elk tracks, and not be able to connect with the animals. Obviously, our schedules weren’t matching, and I needed to figure out why before grandsons showed up with elk tags to fill. Out of desperation, I finally set up some tr…

The Idaho Fish and Game recently finalized a land acquisition in the Bull’s Fork area east of Idaho Falls. The property adds an additional 1,552 acres to the Tex Creek Wildlife Management Area and is open to the public for hunting and trapping. The funds for the acquisition were part of a mi…

On a typical June day in Yellowstone, it’s not unusual to see hundreds of bison grazing in the Lamar Valley. The herds appear to aimlessly move back and forth through meadows threaded by a winding river, just passive figures in an idyllic scene. But as it turns out, that’s far from the full …

By now, the story of a major bird decline that appeared in Science Magazine this past fall and created quite a stir among biologists and the public is old news. The study revealed that almost 3 billion birds, one-fourth of the total birds in North America and a number that equals about 37 pe…

With the onset of winter, some animals become more visible and others disappear for the season. American badgers are one of those that pulls a disappearing act, migrating into underground burrows to await spring when food is once again abundant and days are pleasantly warm.

Every Fall, Idaho Fish and Game Magic Valley regional staff respond to calls from concerned residents about white sturgeon stranded in area canals, shallow pools, and below impoundment structures, such as dams.

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Many years ago, when I was radio-tracking mule deer in eastern Idaho as part of my university studies, an early October storm, similar to the one we have just experienced, dumped about a foot of snow on the summer ranges. Over the next week, all of the marked deer vacated the higher elevatio…

Young angler breaks state record with 36.5-inch rainbow troutCongratulations to Sophie Egizi on setting a new catch-and-release record Gerrard rainbow trout! The 8-year-old angler wrangled up the 36.5-inch monster while trolling flies on on Idaho’s famous Lake Pend Oreille in early October.

If an influx of wild hogs, outbreaks of brucellosis in elk or the slow spread of chronic wasting disease in Montana’s deer, elk and moose wasn’t already enough to worry about, state wildlife officials are now prepping for a possible outbreak of bovine tuberculosis.

The steep decline of threatened Snake River steelhead over the past five years has triggered a review under an adaptive management provision of the federal government’s plan to protect the fish.

The 1996 movie, “Multiplicity,” starring Michael Keaton as a stressed and overworked man who finds a way to clone himself so he can handle all his obligations, isn’t the first or last to deal with the subject of cloning, but it caught me at a very busy and frustrating point in my life and I …

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With the door slowly closing on October and beginning to open on winter, the flush of migrating birds will rapidly diminish. Soon, we will only have the birds that have determined to winter in our country, including those that live here year-round and those that migrate to our climate for th…

I was talking to a friend this week who had been playing in St. George, Utah, since the first of the month. When he left Idaho Falls it was pleasant and warm weather. He returned to frigid fall weather with frost and ice.

After a snowy day, the next morning’s forecast was for clear skies and cold temperatures. I headed to Harriman State Park well before sunrise hoping to capture a few unique images before the snow dropped from the trees. At the parking lot for the Ranch Trail, I noticed some very large and am…

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has issued a salvage order for the pond at Jensen Grove Park in Blackfoot, Idaho, effective October 11 through October 31, 2019.

Hanging on the wall in Brett Nienhuis’ living room are three 8-inch-by-12-inch photos of an angler in a wheelchair reeling in a fish from a drift boat — an aluminum boat that Nienhuis built in his Lewistown shop.

I sat by my blazing campfire today staring contemplatively into the flames. It had taken a bit of work to get the fire to this stage as the wood was wet from all the moisture of the past week. Temperatures in the low 20s this morning had frozen the wet wood into chunks of ice. That resulted …

Every hunting season, hunters get lost in the woods, and while most escape no worse than tired, chilled and hungry, the hazards of being lost in Idaho’s woods shouldn’t be underestimated.

Teton Valley, Idaho, resident and archery hunter Mark Eagan put in nearly 60 miles traipsing through the Tetons this summer scouting for a quarry he would have the opportunity to hunt come August.

My brother and I had just set up our tent, gathered water from the nearby Kootenay River and were heating up dinner with my tiny alcohol stove when this friendly guy walked over from his camper trailer about 50 yards away. We were all camping in free “sites” along the river like hobos trying…

The autumn-colored aspen leaves outside my window peek out beneath a thick layer of snow. Tonight temperatures are expected to drop to the low 20s, and more snow is expected tomorrow. By the end of the week, though, sunny and highly fishable afternoons will prevail.

Fish and Game announces fish stocking for eastern Idaho

As we returned home around noon on Sunday, an enormous bird landed in a tree in front of our house. As we watched in amazement, another huge bird, this time easily recognizable as a great gray owl, landed next to the first bird and gave it a small rodent. It was clear that this was a female …

I can still picture in my mind’s eye the image of my youngest son, about age 8, rushing down the trail on a backpacking trip in the Snake River mountains with colorful fall leaves littering the ground. The sun was shining through the multi-colored leaves overhead and the air was a crispy, co…