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Wildlife

Sockeye salmon

You can't talk about Idaho for long without talking about its wildlife. Of all the states in the Intermountain West, Idaho most closely resembles the past of Lewis and Clark. In the last twenty years, two animals have dominated the discussion about wildlife in Idaho: salmon and wolves. These two animals represent in bold terms the successes and failures -- and frustrations -- of wildlife officials and all those impacted by these species.

Wolves howling

We're all aware of the plight of Idaho's remarkable ocean-going fish. From its inception, Outdoor Idaho was there to champion their cause. We believe they are one of the things that makes Idaho so special. In 2012 we devoted an entire show to these sea-run fish. Idaho's Salmon explores the causes of the decline and what's being done to save these remarkable fish.

If you live in the city, chances are you think it's the thing to do, to bring back the wolf. If you live in the country or are an avid hunter, you might think it's one of the dumbest things the government has ever spent money on. But both sides agree on one thing: if left alone, the wolf will flourish in Idaho's backcountry.

A wolverine walks away from a trap with a large piece of meat in its mouth.

In 2009 we devoted an entire show to this creature of legend. Wolves in Idaho explores what it means to have this large predator in Idaho.

Outdoor Idaho has devoted a handful of other shows to wildlife, including The Hunt, Bird Hunting in Idaho, Birders, Banders, & Binoculars, and Working for Wildlife.