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Blackmer Memorial tournament organized

GRANGEVILLE — For his GHS senior project, Austin Parks is putting together a lit- tle league baseball tourna- ment with proceeds to be donated to the Austin Blackmer Scholarship Fund.

The entry deadline is May 15, fee $150, with three games guaranteed for teams of kids of all communities ages 9-12. The tournament will be played May 29-30.

Parks is planning for 16 teams. To register, contact him at 983-6308.

‘Spring Fling’ coming up this weekend

GRANGEVILLE — The Camas Prairie Bowmen will hold their 23rd annual “Spring Fling” 3-D shoot May 16-17, with a the trophy shoot that Saturday and a fun shoot that Sunday at their range south of town.

One-day shooting fees are $15 for adults, $7 for ages 13-17, $2 for ages 7-12, free for ages six and younger — or $30 for a family. Shoot both days for $25 (adult), $12 (youth), $4 (cub) or $45 (fam- ily). Concessions available.

The Camas Prairie Bowmen Archery Range is located 2.8 miles south of Grangeville on the Grangeville-Salmon Road.

Contact Harold Schuerman, 983-2676, Kent Roberts, 983-5123, or Steve Hooper, 983-1261.

Chinook salmon stream into Idaho

May and June means salmon fishing to many and it appears to be shaping up to be a season to remember.

Approximately 59,000 chi- nook salmon have crossed Lower Granite Dam and the run continues to build with 34,721 adult being counted since May 4 at the last Snake River dam before the fish enter Idaho.

With the low snowpack and runoff this year fish are rapidly migrating upstream after they cross Lower Granite Dam. Idaho’s rivers are in good fishing condition now and catch rates have been high for this time of year.

Anglers can stay up to date with in-season fish counts at Bonneville and Lower Granite Dams, harvest information, hatchery returns, and interactive season maps online at FISHANDGAME.IDA- HO.GOV/FISH/CHINOOK.

The Fish and Game Commission will consider seasons on the South Fork Salmon and Upper Salmon rivers in Lewiston on May 20.

CAP calls led to 111 poaching cases, 188 citations in 2014

The Citizens Against Poaching (CAP) hotline received 941 calls from citi- zens reporting suspected Fish and Game violations in 2014. Those calls resulted in 111 cases and 188 citations and 6 warnings. These con- cerned citizens were paid $24,500 in reward money.

“More Idahoans are realiz- ing that unethical hunters and anglers who steal fish and wildlife are stealing from all of us” said Chris Wright, Fish and Game’s CAP coordinator. “And they’re doing something about it.”

Citizens who witness fish and game violations are encouraged to call the CAP hotline, 1-800-632-5999.

CAP reminds ethical sportsmen to stop a game thief by designating a dollar to CAP when applying for controlled hunts this spring.

Those dollars provide fund- ing for rewards and staffing, and they do not cost hunters anything. If you agree to des- ignate $1 to CAP, you will simply be directing that dollar to be used by Citizens Against Poaching. Your appli- cation fee will remain the same.

Softball group picks up Monday, Thursday evening games

KOOSKIA — A group of good-natured area residents, who share a devotion to the game of softball, will once again get together and play recreational coed softball this summer in Kooskia. Practice and play on Mondays and Thursdays, 6-7:30 p.m. at Kooskia City Park. All skill lev- els are welcome and play continues through Labor Day. Practices are casual, stress free events, with no league or team commitment required.

There will again be an opportunity for competitive players to join the Kooskia Krush coed team, which com- petes in the Grangeville coed softball league.

Contact Ruth Mohr at 926- 7203.

St. Mary’s slates sports physicals

St. Mary’s Clinics will offer sports physical clinics for all area schools, cost $25, May 18 in Nezperce, May 19 in Cottonwood or May 27 in Kamiah. Each clinic will be offering the sports physicals from 5-6:30 p.m.

Students are asked to wear shorts and a T-shirt or tank top to the exam. Also if you have prescription glasses or contacts wear them for the physical. Immunization updates will be provided for no additional cost with con- sent; however students should bring their immuniza- tion records; as records will not be available during these clinics.

These physicals are for students to fulfill IHSAA requirements.

F&G board to meet in Lewiston May 19-20

LEWISTON — The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet Tuesday and Wednesday, May 19-20.

A public hearing will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 19 at Fish and Game’s Clearwater Region office, 3316 16th Street. Members of the public who want to address the commission on any topic having to do with Fish and Game business may do so at the public hearing. All testi- mony will be taken into con- sideration when the commis- sion makes decisions on agenda items at the regular meeting.

Regular business will begin at 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 20. Routine agenda items include consideration of a chinook salmon fishery on the upper Salmon and South Fork Salmon rivers, election of chairman and vice-chair- man, Fiscal 2017 budget development, briefings on LAP, Depredation, Bonus Points and Auction tags, and nonbiological rules for all game animals.

For a complete agenda, see http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/about/commission/2015/05_May/Agenda.html. Times on the agenda are approximate and subject to change.



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