As of Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Ski swap slated to run two days, Nov. 20-21
GRANGEVILLE — Snowhaven Ski and Tubing Area will be holding their annual ski swap at the Grangeville High School cafeteria next month, Nov. 20-21.
The sale runs that Friday evening and Saturday morning. Consignments will be accepted Friday evening from 5-6 p.m. and again on Saturday morning, 8-9 a.m.
The swap runs Friday, 6-8 p.m., and Saturday, 9-11 a.m.
Any consigned items not sold must be picked up by noon that Saturday. All consigned items will be assessed a 20 percent commission on sold items. Contact Scott Wasem at 962-3656.
Fall chinook salmon season ends Nov. 17
Salmon fishing will end for the year when the fall chinook harvest season on the Snake River ends Tuesday, Nov. 17.
The season ended Oct. 31 in the Clearwater and Salmon rivers and in the Snake River, except the reach from Cliff Mountain Rapids to Hells Canyon Dam, which closes Nov. 17.
As of Nov. 1, anglers had caught and kept 150 marked adults and 22 jack fall chinook and caught and released 460 unmarked fish in the lower Clearwater River. They caught and kept 540 marked adults and 133 marked jacks, and released 57 marked fish in the Snake River. Anglers also caught and released 2,889 unmarked fish in the Snake River. Hatchery-origin fish are marked with a clipped adipose fin.
This year, more than 60,075 adult fall chinook crossed Lower Granite Dam, many of them returned to the Snake River above Lewiston.
Commission to meet next week in Hailey
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet Nov. 18-19 in Hailey at the Blaine County School District Community Campus, 1050 Fox Acres Road.
The public hearing will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18. Citizens are invited to address the commission regarding agenda and non-agenda items. All testimony will be taken into consideration when the commission makes decisions on agenda items at the meeting.
The commission meeting will begin at 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19. Routine agenda items include setting the 2016-2018 fishing seasons, approval of the 2015 Strategic Plan, consider land acquisitions, and appoint a commission representative to Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. Commissioners also will hear updates on the FY 17 budget, upcoming legislative process, wolf plan, and sage-grouse process and implementation.
A complete agenda is available on the Fish and Game website at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/about/commission/?getPage=184.
Individuals with disabilities may request meeting accommodations by contacting the director’s office at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game directly at 334-3771 or through the Idaho Relay Service at 1-800-377-2529 (TDD).
Panhandle wolf trapper courses slated
Idaho rules require a Wolf Trapper Certification course be completed and passed before a person can purchase wolf trapping tags.
For those planning to trap wolves this winter, two courses are scheduled in Coeur d’ Alene, Nov. 20-21, at Fish and Game’s Panhandle regional office, 2885 W. Kathleen Ave. Contact the Panhandle office at 769-1414.