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Idaho Premiere of RISE from Confluence Films
- Idaho Premiere of RISE from Confluence Films
The Idaho Premiere of RISE. It is the second full length fly fishing film to DRIFT, from Confluence Films. It is a truly unique cinematic fly fishing film, shot entirely on 16 mm film by cinematographers Chris Patterson and Scotty Deharb (of Warren Miller films) and produced by Jim Klug of Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures. This film Features a segment on IDAHO and the HENRY's FORK.
The Premiere will be at the Egyptian Theatre, Boise Idaho, Tuesday November 17th at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 6:30. Tickets can be purchased online, at wwwRISEfilmboise.com, at the door or also at the Idaho Angler. Door prizes include: a chance to win a trip for 2 with Patagonia River Guides, Argentina. Simms and Hatch flyfishing gear and outerwear. Bucks' Bags Gear, and more.
- Fish and Game Stocks Steelhead in the Boise River
Snow was falling lightly when Idaho Fish and Game unrolled the big blue hose and released steelhead into the Boise River Thursday, October 29.
Fish and Game expects to stock fish in the Boise River again on Thursday afternoon between the Glenwood Bridge and Barber Park.
- Hunters Urged to File Harvest Reports Early
Many general deer seasons ended October 31, and hunters can save themselves some hassle and save Fish and Game expenses by filing mandatory harvest reports early.
All deer, elk and antelope hunters must complete and submit a report for each tag issued within 10 days of harvest or within 10 days of the close of the season for which their tag was valid.
- Fall Chinook Harvest Season Closed
Salmon fishing in Idaho is over for the year; the fall Chinook harvest season on the Snake River closed Saturday, October 31.
The season opened September 1, on the Snake River between Lewiston and Hells Canyon Dam. As of October 25, anglers had caught and kept 110 marked adults and 554 jack fall Chinook in the Snake River, for a total of 664 fish. Hatchery-origin fish are marked with a clipped adipose fin.
- Wolf Hunt Closed in Eastern Idaho Zone
The wolf season has closed as of Monday, November 2, in the Upper Snake wolf zone in eastern Idaho, where the limit of five wolves has been reached.
The zone borders Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park where wolves are still protected under the Endangered Species Act. The closure affects only big game management units 60, 60A, 61, 62, 62A, 64, 65 and 67. Elsewhere in the state the wolf seasons remain open, including the portions of the Southern Mountains and the South Idaho wolf zones that fall within the Upper Snake Region.
Wolf seasons remain open in Upper Snake Region big game management units 50, 51, 58, 59, 59A, and in units 63, 63A, 66 and 69.
Wolf hunters are reminded to check the harvest limit in the wolf hunting zones they intend to hunt. Idaho Department of Fish and Game set wolf harvest limits by 12 zones. The season closes in each zone when the limit for that zone is reached, or when the statewide limit of 220 wolves is reached
- Fish and Game Looking for Answers
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is looking for information to help solve two possible poaching incidents in southeast Idaho.
A bull elk was apparently shot and possibly left to waste in the Winchell Creek Area of big game management unit 75. Two Caribou County residents found the elk sometime around October 17 or 18 with its antlers still attached, its carcass rotting in an open field. The reporting party later returned to the scene to discover that the antlers had been removed and noted two ATVs in the area at that time.
Investigating conservation officers from Idaho Fish and Game found indications of possible bullet holes in the elk carcass. It is unclear whether the elk was shot legally during the open season.
- Pheasant Seasons Now Open
The regular pheasant season now is open for all licensed hunters statewide.
The season in north and southwest Idaho, Areas 1 and 3, runs through December 31, and in eastern Idaho, Area 2, it runs through November 30.
- Steelhead Season Opens on the Clearwater
Steelhead harvest fishing season opens Thursday, October 15, on the Clearwater River upstream of the Memorial Bridge on U.S. Highway 12 near Lewiston.
The steelhead season has been open downstream of the bridge since August 1, and the river upstream of the bridge has been open only to catch-and-release fishing since July 1. The Clearwater River sections open to steelhead harvest will include the mainstem upstream of Memorial Bridge to Clear Creek; the South Fork from its mouth to the confluence of American and Red rivers; the North Fork from its mouth to Dworshak Dam.
The fall seasons run through December 31.