Their standardized protocol: “fall walleye index netting.” Idaho walleye anglers asked for this monitoring. He and Megargle talk quietly about the sizes of walleye they’re seeing in the nets. Anglers lately have reported catching smaller walleye, Megargle says. Fish and Game will do its fall walleye index netting next year on Oakley Reservoir, also called Goose Creek Reservoir.
As hunters gear up for the fall season, governors are trying to help sportsmen pursue their prey, even on federal lands that are shut down. Some governors are suggesting that hunters seek their prey on state lands or private areas. He wrote federal Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and demanded access to the lands for hunters, fishermen and recreational users.
Parlin has hinted in recent years that he was pondering calling it a career. “Hinted” probably isn’t a good word. Parlin has been as fun to cover as any coach I’ve encountered. The Cougars only lost once at Kemp, to an equally-talented and well-coached Leavitt team.
They were from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which manages the Moosehorn Wildlife Refuge, which owns the land that the state park and boat launch sit on. They put up barricades — wooden sawhorses with signs that read, “Area beyond this sign closed. All public entry prohibited,” and “Government shutdown.
…fall in Eastern Oregon means hunting season. With upland game bird season kicking off last week, the fall turkey season is set to begin Tuesday and run through Dec. 31. According to Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Biologist Jim Cadwell, the season might have a slow start this year. “Because of the weather, birds are still spread pretty wide,” Cadwell said. “Snow in the high country hasn’t pushed any birds down. Weather is a big factor.” Cadwell said turkey…
…to work on solutions. “Elk and hunting elk is a big economic issue in Elko. There’s got to be a way to deal with it,” Williams said. Idaho House Speaker Scott Bedke, an Oakley Republican, said the elk problem is getting worse. When they turned out the cattle to graze this year on his ranch, which extends from Cassia County to Box Elder and Elko counties, they saw up to 500 head of elk, he said. Not that many elk are harvested by hunters, Bedke said. Other…
Nonetheless, we stepped off energetically onto a state wildlife management area that we’ve hunted previously on the opener, and done well. A detailed look at the state roadside counts issued by the Department of Natural Resources this fall show that, while ringnecks were down statewide by 29 percent, rooster numbers were actually up.