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    The Salmon-Challis National Forest provides an endless number of fishing opportunities for the experienced and beginning angler. Beautiful rivers and streams, high mountain lakes or reservoirs, and small ponds offer just about every setting one could ask for to relax and fish, or just enjoy the magnificent scenery. Opportunities abound to pursue or view the legendary Northwest salmon and steelhead, as well as several species of trout and other fish. A fishing license is required for all Idaho waters. For information about seasons and limits, visit the Idaho Fish & Game website.

    Each year, the thrill of big game hunting draws hunters from across the country to the Salmon-Challis National Forest. This forest's habitat supports one of the largest herds of Rocky Mountain elk found on any National Forest in the nation. Other big-game species who make this forest their home include mule deer, white-tailed deer, mountain goat, bighorn sheep, black bear, and mountain lion. Game bird species that are hunted include turkey, blue grouse, spruce grouse, chukar partridge, gray (Hungarian) partridge, and mountain quail. For more information about regulations, licenses, and seasons, visit the Idaho Fish & Game website.


    In addition, you can stop in any Salmon-Challis National Forest Ranger District office to gather publications regarding regulations, hunting and fishing locations, travel conditions, etc.