Idaho Panhandle National Forests is a jointly administered set of three national forests located in the U.S. state of Idaho. Approximately 22.4% of the forest (in the Kaniksu portion) extends into the states of Montana (14.1%) and Washington (8.3%). IPNF was created in 2000 to administer three separate National Forests that continue to manage themselves somewhat separately through district offices. The Coeur d'Alene, St. Joe, and Kaniksu National Forests together occupy 3,224,739-acre (5,038.66 sq mi, or 13,050.06 km2)  in northern Idaho (better known as the Idaho Panhandle). The northernmost portion of the IPNF shares a boundary with Canada. Its headquarters are located in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
The Idaho Panhandle National Forests contain a wide variety of wildlife. Whitetail Deer, Mule Deer, Elk, Moose, Coyote, Wolf, Bobcat, Cougar, Wolverine, Black Bear and even Grizzly Bear are seen there. Bird species include Wild Turkey, Blue Jays, California Quail, numerous species of Grouse, Osprey, Golden Eagle, Bald Eagle and numerous types of owls. The rivers and lakes in the Panhandle hold some of the best fishing locations in the world.
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