It is the time of year when you have the opportunity to comment on how the Idaho Fish and Game intends to manage the big game herds and hunting seasons. Since quality protection for big game species generally results in enhanced protection for fishing streams and rivers, I would encourage any hunters out there to attend the public meetings in their region (the times and locations are here) or to post comments online. Once I found the online link I will post it.
Like just about every September, I have been diverted from fly fishing during a great fly fishing month to pursue the rocky mountain elk across the headwaters of the Blackfoot River. Since the rut had not started, the hunting was subpar, although I did see 10 cows/calves the two days I spent hunting. I did take a little diversion to test one of the small streams for fish – I snagged a hopper and threw it into a fish worthy hole – alas I did not see any activity and lost sight of the hopper quicker than I hoped. It was a beautiful weekend and I look forward to more September days in the woods and streams. Good luck with the fishing.