Fishing at Bear Lake continues to improve as the water temperature continues to cool! Boats can be launched at all of the boat ramps on the Utah side of the lake (the Bear Lake State Park Marina, First Point and Rainbow Cove). You can also launch at the inlet structure in Idaho. The structur…

If you spend time outside, you have probably met a bird that is part of the corvid family. This group includes ravens, crows, jays, magpies, and nutcrackers. Corvids are found all over the world with twenty species living in North America. Nine different kinds of corvid can be seen here in Idaho.

The water temperature is cooling off and fishing is improving! Boats can be launched at all of the boat ramps on the Utah side of the lake (the Bear Lake State Park Marina, First Point and Rainbow Cove). You can also launch at the inlet structure in Idaho. The structure is at North Beach Sta…

Waiting for his “go bag”, Bear 100 Endurance Race competitor Luke Thomas and his pacer, Jose Sosa, cheered those finishing on September 25th, along Fish Haven Canyon. Luke, #355, began the race with approximately 300 others at 6 a.m. on Friday morning in Cache Valley. By mile 62, Luke’s knee…

The youth pheasant hunting season runs from Saturday, Oct. 2-8. Youth ages 17 years and younger with an Idaho hunting license can participate in the youth pheasant hunt so long as they’re accompanied by an Idaho licensed hunter age 18 years or older. Anyone 18 years or older can not hunt dur…

Something fishy is going on in southeast Idaho! Personnel from Idaho Fish and Game’s hatcheries in the Southeast Region will be releasing nearly 194,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout at various locations during October! This is no trick… it is all treat!!

Bye, bye summer and hello autumn! The first day of autumn arrived with freezing temperatures, but seven women braved the cool morning temperature to participate in one of our final Ladies Days. They formed two teams and played a scramble called “Oldie Goldies”. Surely that referred to the su…

Eight women “rolled” into Montpelier Golf Course on September 15 for Ladies Day. Small in number but large in enthusiasm, they split into two teams and played a scramble called “Just Rollin’ Along”. Each team was given a die, told to number themselves as players (1, 2, 3 & 4), and given …

Upland bird hunters will likely see average to below-average numbers of upland game birds this fall in most parts of the state with the mild winter benefiting many species, but the hot, dry summer likely hurting survival of young birds that can boost populations when conditions are better.

Bear Lake (Blue Ribbon): Water levels are dropping, but boats can still be launched at all of the boat ramps on the Utah side of the lake (Bear Lake State Park Marina, First Point and Rainbow Cove). You can also launch at the inlet structure in Idaho and the structure is at North Beach State…

September is here — along with a nip in the morning air! The fifteen women that arrived to participate in Ladies Day on September 1st decided it is time to move our starting time to 10:00 a.m. beginning next week to give the sun a little more time to warm up that nippy air.

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Eighteen ladies showed up on August 25 for a beautiful, sunny ladies day. After dividing into six teams with three players on each team, they were told to play a regular scramble and to keep track of putts. A value was then assigned to each item, a chip-in was worth 3 points (which none of t…

August 11 dawned on 13 unsuspecting ladies as teams were formed and the OUT OF THE NORM SCRAMBLE was explained. This unique scramble brought laughter, frustration, no comfort, and even a little cussing. Each hole had a unusual twist to it. #1, we had to use our foot to putt the ball (that wa…

“Trout slam” programs aren’t new these days. There’s the Wyoming Cutt-Slam, and also the Utah Cutthroat Trout Slam, and the well-known California Heritage Trout Challenge. OK fine – even Nevada has their own Native Fish Slam too. But when it comes fo fishing, bigger is better! That’s where t…

Water levels are dropping, but boats can still be launched at all of the boat ramps on the Utah side of the lake (Bear Lake State Park marina, First Point and Rainbow Cove). You can also launch at the inlet structure in Idaho. The structure is at North Beach State Park, at the very north end…

After many days of rain, Wednesday was clear and hot for the twelve ladies who came for an exciting day of golf on August 4. As each lady drew for a team, she wondered who would be the ONES she would play with today. Three teams of four players were formed. The ladies were told that today’s …

The heat wave we’ve been experiencing didn’t keep eleven women from arriving for Ladies Day on Wednesday, July 28. They formed three teams to play a PJs Scramble. No definition of the scramble was given, but the women were told to keep a regular score and a putt score for the day.

The 2021 Merlin Olsen Summer Classic was held at Bear Lake West Golf Course on Saturday, July 17th. The tournament raised more than $65,000 that will be used to help Bear Lake Watch keep Bear Lake… Clean Deep & Blue. The MOSC has now raised a total of more than $500,000 to help preserve …

Sage grouse hunters will have to buy tags designated for 12 zones for the 2021 season, and a total of 1,950 tags will be available on a first-come, first served basis starting Aug. 1. Hunters must choose a single zone to hunt in, but the season has been expanded by more than a month in some …

At Ladies’ Day on July 21 we were glad to “see” thirteen women gather and split into 4 teams to play a scramble called “Three Blind Mice”.

‘Even’ though smoke surrounded the valley on Wednesday, July 14, twelve women arrived to participate in Ladies Day. We were excited to welcome back Marsha Sortor after her hip replacement earlier this spring. The women split ‘even’ly into three (yep, that’s odd) teams and took to the course …

A man was attacked by a grizzly bear early Friday, July 9, in the Kilgore area near Island Park in Eastern Idaho after encountering a female with a cub. The man was injured in the attack, but able to return to the cabin he was staying in and call 911. His injuries were not life threatening, …

An even number of 16 ladies was ready for a fun day of golf on July 7 and learned that the day had turned ODD quickly. The game of the day was that ODD holes only counted, thus hole 1,3,5,7,and 9. Putts were also to be kept track of. After dividing into four teams of four, they set off for t…

On the final day of June (where did the month go?), fourteen women gathered at the Montpelier Golf Course for another fun day of golf. The ladies divided into two teams of three players and two teams of four players to play a favorite scramble game, Throw Mama from the Train. On each hole th…

Boat launching is currently available at the Bear Lake State Park marina, First Point and Rainbow Cove ramps. You can also launch at the inlet structure in Idaho. The structure is at North Beach State Park, at the very north end of the lake. On June 22, the surface water temperature of the l…

The women arrived at the course on June 23, 2021 to the awesome sight — of what appeared to be hundreds — of youth golfers as youth lessons started today. It was wonderful to see so many youth out learning and/or enhancing their golf skills.

On June 16, seventeen ladies braved the heat to play the game of Mulligan. Each team was given 1 mulligan (do over) hit per hole. The teams Mulligan stewed on each hole the best place to take their extra chance of improving their lie. Re-chip or putt again or a long hit was the question of t…

The Wyoming leg of the Bear Lake Trifecta took place on Friday, June 11, 2021 with the race beginning at the Hideout Motel and going up Smithfork and back. It was a beautiful cool morning, the perfect weather for a morning run. There were 34 Runners this year for the Bear Lake Marathon Trife…

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is seeking information regarding the illegal killing of four non-game birds in separate incidents near the town of Preston in Franklin County.

Fish and Game has reopened its hatcheries to visitors in response to reduced Covid restrictions, but will not offer tours at this time. All public visits will be self-guided.

The Lady Panthers brought home another State Championship in Track and Field on Saturday, May 22 following three days of great competition and cool weather. Individual results were as follows: Bryli Groll; 1st - 400 Meter, 1st - 800 Meter, 2nd - 1600 Meter; Kylee Dayton; 1st - 100 Meter Hurd…

Following are the results for the High School and Junior High School rodeo results for Rodeos #5 and #6 held May 7 and 8 in Montpelier.

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