Boise Hunting and Fishing

Posted by on Thursday, July 12th, 2012 at 1:17pm.


You’re coming to Idaho?  I’m sure you have heard the news that Idaho is made for outdoors lovers, filled with recreational opportunities in a beautiful landscape.  For hunters and fishermen, it’s paradise--and if you haven’t yet cast a line, Idaho is the perfect place to start.  Find homes with property for sale in Idaho and love being outside in great weather.

Opportunities in the Valley

You don’t even need to leave Boise to enjoy taking part in enjoying Idaho wildlife.  There are ponds throughout the Treasure Valley that are stocked year-round by Idaho Fish and Game.  Surprisingly stout trout, bass, and bluegill are five minutes from home.  Lake Lowell, near Nampa, is a bass fishing hot spot, so have a peek if that’s your thing.  Also, homes with property for sale are found right next to the Boise River.  Imagine walking out your door and being on the river, surrounded by old cottonwood trees, and hearing the sounds of the water.  Homes in Southeast Boise, Garden City, and Eagle can give you this!  The Boise River is home to wild rainbow trout, whitefish, and steelhead.  Twenty-inch “rainbows” are common!  Fly fishing is popular, though the river remains uncrowded and limits are set to maintain this valuable habitat in the middle of the city.  The Boise area has a Cabela’s and several similar outdoor recreation stores to help you get set up for fishing locally.  They are very helpful, as will likely be your neighbor or other fishermen on the stream.

Right Out of Town


The Boise Front is located just north and east of Boise-- from downtown to nature is about fifteen minutes.  The foothills are where many valley residents find their deer.  The elevation rises pretty quickly, hitting 7,500 feet at the summit.  Many deer and elk winter in the Boise Front, so hunting can be very good close to town late in the season.  Though, to escape some of the hunting pressure, many hunt a little further north, near Arrowrock Dam.  Arrowrock Dam and Lucky Peak Reservoir are great year-round fishing spots as well.  You will have to search to find your favorite hunting or fishing spot, but it’s there.  Unit 39, the hunting area close to Boise, is always one of the top three units for deer harvested in Idaho.  There are homes with property for sale in the agricultural areas to the west and east of Boise and the mountains north of Boise, so you can hunt right out of your backyard.  

The Rest of Idaho

We've just scratched thesurface.  Going a bit further out of civilization in any direction, there are opportunities for hunting and fishing galore.  More savvy hunters can hunt bighorn in Hell’s Canyon, pronghorn by Mountain Home, elk in the Sawtooths, wolves by Riggins, bear by McCall, mountain lion by Idaho City, and even moose in Island Park.  There are opportunities for finding huge animals in many parts of the state, and guides are available for help if desired.  Idaho fishing is most famous in the east part of the state with Henry’s Fork and Silver Creek.  Finding Idaho homes with property for sale allows you to have world-class outdoor access.  Lakes abound through the mountains, and in Idaho’s rivers, you can catch everything from sturgeon to salmon.  Boise’s centrally located to all of it, but to be near what you most enjoy, find a home with property for sale nearby.

Your Realtor will be able to assist you in locating the perfect home with property for sale in Idaho.  Don’t wait any longer.  There’s a fall season right around the corner where you could be bagging the best trophy of your life.  

Find a Hughes Group agent today by calling 208.571.7145

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