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Pet Of The Week: Tank

By Kootenai Humane Society | 03/28/2017

Hi, I’m Tank! I am an active 5 year old Hound dog that is looking for a hound-loving home. Typical of my breed, I am a little boisterous, but I love people and crave attention. I have been neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.
Please visit me at Kootenai Humane Society, 11650 N. Ramsey Road, Hayden (open at noon seven days a week) or online at Read Full Article >

Big Snowpack Should Pay Dividends For Anglers

By Roger Phillips, Idaho Fish & Game | 03/27/2017

Fish need water, and Idaho’s mountains are full of water in the form of a giant snowpack. According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service, mountain ranges throughout the state in early March had snowpacks ranging from a 90 percent of average in the Couer d’Alene and Priest drainages to 175 percent of average in the Big Wood drainage. Most areas were running between 120 and 160 percent o

Flooding Boise River Adds Challenge For Hatchery

By Idaho Fish & Game | 03/27/2017

 Each morning staff members from Fish and Game’s Eagle Hatchery patrol the irrigation ditch along the Boise River checking for leaks. Endangered sockeye salmon are housed at the facility and the fear is flood waters reaching the well or the electrical pumps that keep water going to the fish. 
The irrigation ditch has been reinforced with sand bags where leaks have sprung. Building the bank

Youth Turkey Hunt Begins Saturday, April 8

By Idaho Fish & Game | 03/27/2017

Youth turkey hunters get an early shot as Idaho’s general season youth turkey hunt runs Saturday, April 8 through Friday, April 14.
Licensed youth who are 10 to 17 years old on April 8 may participate in the general season youth hunt. Resident hunters under 12 and nonresident hunters under 18 must be accompanied by a licensed adult 18 years of age or older to participate.
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Hayden Lake Angler Catches & Releases Record Northern Pike

By Rob Ryan, Idaho Fish & Game | 03/27/2017

North Idaho angler Scott Kerns now holds the Idaho catch-and-release record for Northern Pike. He caught a 44-inch northern pike while ice fishing on Hayden Lake in early March 2017. The fish, weighing approximately 33 lbs., was a true trophy for any angler.
Kerns wasn’t the first person to catch this particular fish. Fish and Game biologists caught, tagged, and released this large norther

Please Avoid Big Game Herds To Let Them Recover From Winter

By Roger Phillips, Idaho Fish & Game | 03/27/2017

Despite warm spring weather, the Boise River Wildlife Management Area remains closed to all public use to protect wildlife. The area is a refuge for deer, elk and other wildlife that are recuperating from a severe winter, and it will reopen when herds migrate off the WMA. 
“We want to give these animals as much time as they need to recover,” WMA manager Krista Biorn said. “The only way the