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Trapper education course scheduled in Ahsahka

Idaho Department of Fish and Game will offer a trapper education course Dec. 5 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Clearwater Fish Hatchery, 118 Hatchery Roe Drive in Ahsahka.

Registering at a Fish and Game office costs $8. Advanced registration is required.

Contact Fish and Game’s Clearwater regional office in Lewiston at 799-5010.

Upland bird seasons provide late fall opportunity

Idaho Fish and Game reminds hunters that with several upland bird seasons extending into December and January, they may find hunting areas uncrowded and the action topnotch.

“Idaho offers a diversity of upland game bird hunting opportunities on millions of acres of public land,” said Jeff Knetter, upland game program manager. “Season lengths are long and hunters willing to make the effort often find good success.”

Seasons include:

• California and bobwhite quail through Jan. 31 in northern and southwestern Idaho. Closed in eastern Idaho.

• Chukar and gray partridge through Jan. 31.

• Pheasants through Dec. 31 in Area 1 in northern Idaho and Area 3 in southwestern Idaho; through Nov. 30 in Area 2 in eastern Idaho.

• Forest grouse, which includes ruffed, spruce and dusky (blue) grouse, through Dec. 31 in most of Idaho.

• The fall general turkey season runs Nov. 21 through Dec. 31 in units 8, 8A, 10A, 11, 11A, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 18 on private lands only.

Hunters need a valid 2015 Idaho hunting license and a turkey tag if pursuing a turkey. Pheasant hunters 17 years or older who pursue pheasants on nine wildlife management areas are also required to have a valid WMA Upland Game Bird Permit and wear hunter orange above the waist.

Hunters are encouraged to review the upland rules brochure available at license vendors, Fish and Game offices, and online at http://fishandgame. idaho.gov.

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, Nov. 20-21. The sale runs 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.



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