fish and game

Idaho Fish and Game to try for fee hike once again

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game are once again preparing to push a plan to raise hunting and fishing fees despite facing years of resistance from state lawmakers.Director Virgil Moore announced earlier this week that his department has had to cut services because of a lack of funding over the past 12 years. The agency relies on revenue from licenses, tags and permits to cover operational costs.

Fish and game busts would be poachers

The fact that hunting in the Inland Northwest is done in remote areas makes it difficult to monitor. So when fish and game officers want to know if sportsmen are abiding by the rules, they create a situation where the hunters come to them.