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The hummingbird sign’s mysterious return

I gave Outdoors readers a bit of bad news last week.

Angler access and carp heartbreak on the Hagerman WMA

This spring’s high water delayed two projects to improve fishing access, but the Idaho Department of Fish and Game tackled another one this week.

Did any carp escape eradication at Bruneau Dunes’ Big Lake?

On Tuesday, fisheries biologist Scott Stanton was electrofishing Bruneau Dunes State Park’s Big Lake and pulling up four gill nets that soaked there overnight. Doug Megargle, back at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s Jerome office, was hoping Stanton…

Tiny southern Idaho creature described as new genus

This is outdoors news for science geeks: A tiny, endangered gastropod present only in Idaho has been officially described as a new genus and species.

Washout crumples section of Snake River Canyon trail

Old Man Winter didn’t send City Hall a memo when he crumpled a section of Snake River Canyon trail.

Hutchins: Idaho’s new monarch mapper; more ski closing dates

Anyone who watched “Flight of the Butterflies” at the Faulkner Planetarium might conclude that monarchs bypass much of the Great Basin.