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Here’s your chance to be the Grand Poobah of Fish and Game

Think you can manage elk? How about wolves? Think you can make hunting, fishing and trapping better in Idaho. Think you have all the answers, or at least better ones? Here’s you chance if you live in Southwest or Southeast

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42,000 trout coming to a body of water near you in April

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Photo by Roger Phillips Idaho Fish and Game’s Nampa Hatchery will be release more than 42,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout at the following locations during April. Boise River – above Glenwood Bridge, April 7 and 21, 1,500/700. Boise River – below

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Live chat legislative recap Tuesday with Statesman’s Popkey, Kyle & Idaho Ed News’ Richert

My colleague Zach Kyle, business reporter extraordinaire, education expert Kevin Richert and I will take questions about the 2014 Legislature beginning at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. Head to the home page at IdahoStatesman.com and we’ll be there, virtually. We hope to

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Friday diversion: Fishermen do the weirdest things

This is one of those “seemed like a good idea at the time” stories. We’ve all been there, but our stories usually don’t end with a crocodile in our bunk bed. I won’t divulge any more of this ripping good

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Jack chinook run will boost this year’s salmon fishing opportunity

I mentioned in today’s fishing report that the unexpected large return of jack salmon bodes well for next year’s chinook run because they are typically the front runners of the adult returns next year. So more jacks this year means

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Chinook season starts May 4

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved a spring chinook salmon fishing season to start Saturday, May 4, on parts of the Clearwater, Salmon and Snake rivers. Fish counts from Bonneville Dam suggest that the 2013 return of chinook salmon

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There are 50,000 reasons to fish C.J. Strike this weekend

Idaho Power released 50,000 rainbow trout this week into C.J. Strike’s Cottonwood and Jack’s Creek accesses. An additional 6,000 were released into the Lower Salmon Falls Reservoir near Bell Rapids, 14,000 at Centennial Park near Twin Falls and 2,000 below

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Fish and Game to stock trout in February

Fishing weather is improving, and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game is planning to stock area waters with catchable rainbow trout. The number of trout actually released may bechanged because of weather, water conditions, equipment problems or schedule changes.

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