Outdoor Recreation in Southwest Region

 Hunting and Sport Fishing

   
Articles on Hunting and Sport Fishing
pdf Fee Fishing: An Introduction
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The basic types of operations and associated business considerations. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.t ...

pdf Fee Fishing: Location, Site Development and Other Considerations
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Discusses clientele, permitting, advertising, location, design and security, water source, concessions, time of operations, signs, and safety and liability.& ...

The Ultimate Food Plot
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One of the first things that every fledgling wildlife manager learns is that nutrition is the key to attracting and keeping big bucks. The second thing they learn is how expensive it is to grow good food plots.

pdf A Guide to Successful Wildlife Food Plots: Blending Science with Common Sense
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This publication provides technical guidance and practical information for wildlife management beyond planting and managing food plots.  ...

pdf Benewah Soil & Water Conservation District: Five Year Resource Conservation Plan July1, 2010–June 30, 2015 Updated for FY 2014
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This document identifies the resource needs in the Conservation District and presents a resource conservation action plan for meeting these needs.

pdf Recommendations for Responsible Oil and Gas Development
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This report outlines sportsmen’s recommendations for responsible energy development in the Rocky Mountain West—a platform and prescription for development that accommodates our energy needs without sacrificing our Western heritage.

pdf Conserving lands and prosperity: Seeking a proper balance between conservation and development in the Rocky Mountain West
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More than half of the land in the Western United states is managed by state and federal governments (Jackson, 1995). Public lands in the seven Rocky Mountain States alone cover an area roughly 7.5 ...

pdf The Compass
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This is Idaho Fish and Game's strategic plan, which will guide the department for the next fifteen years. We wrote The Compass based on input from you and others through focus groups, a scientific survey, public workshops, and personal conversations, as well as our staff's scientific knowledge about Idaho's fish and wildlife.

Idaho Hunt Planner
Idaho Wildlife Management Areas Interactive Maps

Thirty-two Wildlife Management Areas located in six Fish and Game regions have been established to protect wildlife habitat and are available for hunting, fishing and other public enjoyment of wildlife. Varying from 275 to 85,000 acres, each area is dedicated to primary purposes such as big game, waterfowl and upland game.

The lands encompassed by the WMAs vary from backcountry forested habitats for big game animals to agricultural areas with important pheasant and waterfowl habitat. Thousands of big game animals winter on some WMAs and tens of thousands of waterfowl winter on others. Nongame wildlife use all the WMAs. These lands are diverse and critical habitats that provide great opportunities to enjoy both game and nongame wildlife.

Hunters: A Force for Conservation
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Hunting seasons are starting to open, making this a great time to commemorate the important role that hunters play in habitat conservation.

Hunting and Sport Fishing Organizations & Professionals
There are 17 resources serving Southwest Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Hunting and Sport Fishing Organizations & Professionals serving Southwest Region
Guides and Outfitters
7 Devils Lodge & Ranch
D.R. and Teddi Bledsoe - Council, ID
Barker River Trips
- McCall, ID
Joe Cabral
Russel Pond Outfitters  - Professional Maine Guide - St. Maries , ID
WeScout4u Inc.
Robby Denning - Owner/Operator - Idaho Falls, ID
Land Leasing
American Hunting Lease Association
Steve Meng - President - Fishers, IN
CoBank
Robert B. Engel - Chief Executive Officer - Greenwood Village, CO
Evr-green Management Group, Inc
Matt S. Campbell - President - Rome, GA
Hunt Ark Duck
Cain Planting Company - McCrory, AR
Hunting Land Advisors
Stephen Ruckman - Founder - Mount Washington, KY
Hunting Sports Plus
Daryl Traylor - Blue Springs, MO
Quality Deer Management Association
- Bogart, GA
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
Sustainable Agricultural Land Tenure Initiative
Neil Hamilton - Professor of Law/Dwight D. Opperman Chair of Law/Director of Ag Law Center - Des Moines, IA
US Farm Lease
- Ames, IA
Lodges and Ranches
Beartooth Capital Partners
Robert Keith - Managing Principal and Co-Founder - Bozeman, MT
Henry's Fork Lodge
Nelson Ishiyama - Island Park, ID
South Fork Lodge
- Swan Valley, ID

 Natural Heritage - Cultural Tourism

   
Articles on Natural Heritage - Cultural Tourism
What is Natural Heritage Tourism

Natural heritage tourism (or geotourism as defined by National Geographic) is defined as tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place—its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage, and the well-being of its residents.

Bird Trails and Important Bird Areas
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A Bird Trail is more than a trail in the literal sense.  It is a “necklace” of sites, usually linked by a physiographic feature such as a river, that are united by the theme of “great for bird watching!”  Birding Trails are essentially driving routes that help you get from one prime birding spot to the next.

pdf BLM Idaho Recreation: Campgrounds, Sites and Destinations
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Outdoor recreation opportunities abound throughout the diverse landscapes of Idaho's 12 million acres of public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Rural Bounty

Explore North America's Rural Bounty

Discover the rich bounty of farm fresh fruits and vegetables, outdoor activities, and family fun that our rural countryside has to offer!

  • Daytrip or Vacation to a Farm or Ranch
  • Pick Your Own-Fruits, Pumpkins, Trees
  • Discover Charming Countryside Wineries
  • Challenge Your Hunting & Outdoor Skills

In the U.S. and Canada, there are approximately 65,000 farms and ranches that invite the public to visit, and more and more are becoming members on the Rural Bounty website. We invite you to come back often to plan relaxing day trips, or weeks away, enjoying the Rural Bounty of North America.  Visit website »

 

Natural Heritage - Cultural Tourism Organizations & Professionals
There are 36 resources serving Southwest Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Natural Heritage - Cultural Tourism Organizations & Professionals serving Southwest Region
Agritourism
3 Horse Ranch Vineyards
- Eagle, ID
Idaho Honey Bee
Frank Grover - Boise, ID
Ecotourism
4D Longhorn Guest Ranch
- Cascade, ID
7 Devils Lodge & Ranch
D.R. and Teddi Bledsoe - Council, ID
Barker River Trips
- McCall, ID
Bruneau Dunes State Park
- Mountain Home, ID
Bureau of Land Management - Idaho
Tim Murphy - State Director - Boise, ID
Eagle Island State Park
- Eagle, ID
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Hansen Guest Ranch
Tom Walsh - Swan Valley, ID
Henry's Fork Lodge
Nelson Ishiyama - Island Park, ID
Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
David Langhorst - Director - Boise, ID
Idaho Watchable Wildlife Program
Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Boise, ID
Lake Cascade State Park
- Cascade, ID
Lucky Peak State Park
- Boise, ID
Morrison Knudsen Nature Center
Dave Cannamela - Nature Center Superintendent - Boise, ID
Ponderosa State Park
- McCall, ID
South Fork Lodge
- Swan Valley, ID
Three Island Crossing State Park
- Glenns Ferry, ID
Guides and Outfitters
7 Devils Lodge & Ranch
D.R. and Teddi Bledsoe - Council, ID
Barker River Trips
- McCall, ID
Joe Cabral
Russel Pond Outfitters  - Professional Maine Guide - St. Maries , ID
WeScout4u Inc.
Robby Denning - Owner/Operator - Idaho Falls, ID
Land Leasing
American Hunting Lease Association
Steve Meng - President - Fishers, IN
CoBank
Robert B. Engel - Chief Executive Officer - Greenwood Village, CO
Evr-green Management Group, Inc
Matt S. Campbell - President - Rome, GA
Hunt Ark Duck
Cain Planting Company - McCrory, AR
Hunting Land Advisors
Stephen Ruckman - Founder - Mount Washington, KY
Hunting Sports Plus
Daryl Traylor - Blue Springs, MO
Quality Deer Management Association
- Bogart, GA
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
Sustainable Agricultural Land Tenure Initiative
Neil Hamilton - Professor of Law/Dwight D. Opperman Chair of Law/Director of Ag Law Center - Des Moines, IA
US Farm Lease
- Ames, IA
Lodges and Ranches
Beartooth Capital Partners
Robert Keith - Managing Principal and Co-Founder - Bozeman, MT
Henry's Fork Lodge
Nelson Ishiyama - Island Park, ID
South Fork Lodge
- Swan Valley, ID

 Nature-Based Tourism

   
Articles on Nature-Based Tourism
pdf Fee Fishing: An Introduction
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The basic types of operations and associated business considerations. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.t ...

pdf Fee Fishing: Location, Site Development and Other Considerations
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Discusses clientele, permitting, advertising, location, design and security, water source, concessions, time of operations, signs, and safety and liability.& ...

pdf Decontamination Documentation for Cavers
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The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) strongly recommends, first and foremost, compliance with all cave closures, advisories, and regulations in all Federal, State,Tribal, and private lands.

What is Natural Heritage Tourism

Natural heritage tourism (or geotourism as defined by National Geographic) is defined as tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place—its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage, and the well-being of its residents.

Bird Trails and Important Bird Areas
By:

A Bird Trail is more than a trail in the literal sense.  It is a “necklace” of sites, usually linked by a physiographic feature such as a river, that are united by the theme of “great for bird watching!”  Birding Trails are essentially driving routes that help you get from one prime birding spot to the next.

pdf BLM Idaho Recreation: Campgrounds, Sites and Destinations
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Outdoor recreation opportunities abound throughout the diverse landscapes of Idaho's 12 million acres of public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

pdf Idaho National Landscape Conservation System Strategy 2012-2015
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Congress has provided the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) the privilege of protecting many special places for a myriad of uses. Of these lands and waters, those of the National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS) have been set aside specifically for conservation, reservation, and restoration.

Rural Bounty

Explore North America's Rural Bounty

Discover the rich bounty of farm fresh fruits and vegetables, outdoor activities, and family fun that our rural countryside has to offer!

  • Daytrip or Vacation to a Farm or Ranch
  • Pick Your Own-Fruits, Pumpkins, Trees
  • Discover Charming Countryside Wineries
  • Challenge Your Hunting & Outdoor Skills

In the U.S. and Canada, there are approximately 65,000 farms and ranches that invite the public to visit, and more and more are becoming members on the Rural Bounty website. We invite you to come back often to plan relaxing day trips, or weeks away, enjoying the Rural Bounty of North America.  Visit website »

 

Nature-Based Tourism Organizations & Professionals
There are 33 resources serving Southwest Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Nature-Based Tourism Organizations & Professionals serving Southwest Region
Agritourism
3 Horse Ranch Vineyards
- Eagle, ID
Idaho Honey Bee
Frank Grover - Boise, ID
Campgrounds
Bruneau Dunes State Park
- Mountain Home, ID
Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
David Langhorst - Director - Boise, ID
Lake Cascade State Park
- Cascade, ID
Ponderosa State Park
- McCall, ID
Three Island Crossing State Park
- Glenns Ferry, ID
Ecotourism
4D Longhorn Guest Ranch
- Cascade, ID
7 Devils Lodge & Ranch
D.R. and Teddi Bledsoe - Council, ID
Barker River Trips
- McCall, ID
Bruneau Dunes State Park
- Mountain Home, ID
Bureau of Land Management - Idaho
Tim Murphy - State Director - Boise, ID
Eagle Island State Park
- Eagle, ID
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Hansen Guest Ranch
Tom Walsh - Swan Valley, ID
Henry's Fork Lodge
Nelson Ishiyama - Island Park, ID
Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
David Langhorst - Director - Boise, ID
Idaho Watchable Wildlife Program
Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Boise, ID
Lake Cascade State Park
- Cascade, ID
Lucky Peak State Park
- Boise, ID
Morrison Knudsen Nature Center
Dave Cannamela - Nature Center Superintendent - Boise, ID
Ponderosa State Park
- McCall, ID
South Fork Lodge
- Swan Valley, ID
Three Island Crossing State Park
- Glenns Ferry, ID
Landscape Architects / Land Planning
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Richard MacDonald
Site Specific Design - Landscape Architect - Dover, ID
State and Federal Land
Bruneau Dunes State Park
- Mountain Home, ID
Eagle Island State Park
- Eagle, ID
Idaho Department of Lands
Tom Schultz - Director - Boise, ID
Lake Cascade State Park
- Cascade, ID
Lucky Peak State Park
- Boise, ID
Ponderosa State Park
- McCall, ID
Three Island Crossing State Park
- Glenns Ferry, ID
 

 Google News about Outdoor Recreation

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Hunting and Sport Fishing News Items
Hunting, fishing options could expand on 26 national wildlife refuges - The Spokesman Review (blog)
9/24/2013 2:25:34 PM
The Spokesman Review (blog) Hunting, fishing options could expand on 26 national wildlife refuges The Spokesman Review (blog) HUNTING -- The Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge in North Idaho and the Willapa Refuge in Western Washington are among 20 federal refuges that could see hunting opportunities expanded under a proposal released today by Interior Sally Jewell. and more »

Fair Game? On Lions, Hunters and Wildlife Policy - KQED QUEST (blog)
4/4/2012 3:17:09 AM
KQED QUEST (blog) Fair Game? On Lions, Hunters and Wildlife Policy KQED QUEST (blog) Hunting mountain lions, or cougars as they're commonly known, is legal in Idaho , where Richards bagged his trophy, as it is in every other state where they're found—except California. Richards killed the lion, a 115-pound, three-year-old male, after ...

Natural Heritage - Cultural Tourism News Items
Maine outdoors companies form alliance to boost business - Idaho Statesman
11/20/2017 2:48:00 PM
Maine outdoors companies form alliance to boost business Idaho Statesman Idaho Statesman | IdahoStatesman.com ... Seeking to leverage the state's rugged outdoor heritage , outdoor-focused companies from L.L. Bean to dehydrated food maker Good To-Go announced Monday that they've created a trade alliance named Maine Outdoors ... and more »

Wyatt and Yancy Caldwell take filmmaking to new level - Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
11/3/2017 6:06:04 AM
Idaho Mountain Express and Guide Wyatt and Yancy Caldwell take filmmaking to new level Idaho Mountain Express and Guide Those skills came naturally growing up in the Wood River Valley, skiing and snowboarding. They were further honed in Haines, Alaska, where the Caldwells were taken under the wing of Reggie and Zach Crist, two Wood River Valley brothers who have also ...

The world's 11 certified Dark Sky Reserves, where the stars run riot - Treehugger
10/18/2017 4:17:11 PM
Treehugger The world's 11 certified Dark Sky Reserves, where the stars run riot Treehugger Idaho is working hard to create an official Dark Sky Reserve, which would make it the first in the US and the 12th in the world. The Milky Way – that flood of stars splashed across the inky ... An IDA International Dark Sky Reserve is a public or ...

Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort - Idaho Senior Independent
9/30/2017 8:47:43 PM
Idaho Senior Independent Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort Idaho Senior Independent Ainsworth Hot Springs is located on the west side of Kootenay Lake, about 130 miles from Sandpoint, Idaho and only 275 miles from Kalispell, Mont. ... Aaron Day, was brought in with the mandate to create a menu for the resort's restaurant, the Ktunaxa ...

Overwhelming support for Craters - Post Register
7/11/2017 6:41:22 PM
Post Register Overwhelming support for Craters Post Register “Growing up in Idaho gave me a deep passion for the wild spaces in our country. Whether exploring Yellowstone National Park with my family or entering the beautiful caves in Craters of the Moon, I realized these untouched places made me who I am. here - Regulations.gov Regulations.gov Presidential Executive Order on the Review of Designations Under the Antiquities Act The White House all 62 news articles »

World Center for Birds of Prey wins title of Best Idaho Attraction - USA Today 10Best (blog)
6/5/2017 12:18:16 PM
USA Today 10Best (blog) World Center for Birds of Prey wins title of Best Idaho Attraction USA Today 10Best (blog) ... to its natural attractions, including the most miles of white water rapids in the U.S. But it's not only about the outdoors in Idaho ; Boise, the state capital, is quickly becoming a thriving metropolis rich in its own cultural offerings. So what's ...

Dinosaurs to roam at the Idaho Museum of Natural History - Rexburg Standard Journal
5/8/2017 10:09:33 AM
Rexburg Standard Journal Dinosaurs to roam at the Idaho Museum of Natural History Rexburg Standard Journal POCATELLO, Idaho — Dinosaurs may be extinct but they will live again this summer at the Idaho Museum of Natural History (IMNH) at Idaho State University. On May 13 the IMNH will open its newest exhibit “Be the Dinosaur.” From 9 a.m. to noon the ...

Nature-Based Tourism News Items
Guest editorial: Grizzly bears aren't out of the woods yet - Ventura County Star
8/6/2017 9:23:45 AM
Ventura County Star Guest editorial: Grizzly bears aren't out of the woods yet Ventura County Star But Montana, Wyoming and Idaho will manage the population, and now may decide to allow some hunting. Grizzlies elsewhere — notably in and near Glacier National Park, where some 1,000 live ... “Government and independent economists have placed the ...

Memo to the West: When you hunt grizzlies and wolves, you lose Midwest tourists - Chicago Tribune
8/2/2017 6:39:37 PM
Chicago Tribune Memo to the West: When you hunt grizzlies and wolves, you lose Midwest tourists Chicago Tribune In the short run, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming officials may recognize that apex predators are a magnet for tourism business and revenue. "Government and independent economists have placed the combined value of nature-based tourism in Yellowstone ... and more »

Montana on High Alert After Mussel Discovery - Flathead Beacon
11/22/2016 2:33:51 PM
Flathead Beacon Montana on High Alert After Mussel Discovery Flathead Beacon Last week, officials from Idaho , Oregon, Washington, Montana and three Canadian provinces gathered in Boise to discuss the troubling discovery. “It's the nightmare you don't want,” Montana State Rep. ... According to research conducted in 2014 by the ... and more »

OSU-Cascades debuts hospitality management program - Bend Bulletin
8/2/2015 3:14:06 AM
Bend Bulletin OSU-Cascades debuts hospitality management program Bend Bulletin Despite the growth within the industry, Oregon remains in the middle of the pack in the region for total tourism revenue, ahead of Alaska, Idaho and Utah, but significantly behind California, Nevada and Washington, according to Davidson. For ... and more »