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“Women on Target” clinic slated Sept. 12

The second area National Rifle Association Women On Target instructional shooting clinic is now taking sign-ups.

The clinic is open to women only and is limited to 24 participants.

Cost is $45 per person. The outdoor clinic is being held Saturday, Sept. 12, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Flying B Ranch in Kamiah. Lunch and refreshments are provided. No need to bring anything. Dress for outdoor participation and leave all personal firearms in your vehicle.

The clinic is an opportunity for women to learn all about firearms, and to gain confidence in newly acquired shooting skills, and to learn safe firearms handling, how to store firearms safely and to shoot.

Reserve a place at Rae Brothers Sporting Goods in Grangeville, 983-2877.

Octoberfest co-ed softball mixer set

GRANGEVILLE — An adult softball tournament is being organized to run Oct. 17 at Lions Park. The cost per person is $10.

To register, visit this link:

Contact organizer Leah Roberg, (509) 499-1671.

Fall soccer sign-ups slated Sept. 10

GRANGEVILLE — Sign-ups for fall youth soccer will be held 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at the GEMS community room, for ages pre-K through sixth grade. Fee $25.

Practices and games are local and start Sept. 14.

Organizers are looking for volunteers willing to coach, assist or referee.

Contact Tara Connolley, 983-3017, or Bridgette Barela, 695-6409.

Wolf trapper course scheduled Sept. 12

LEWISTON — Idaho rules require prospective wolf trappers to successfully complete a Wolf Trapper Certification course before they can purchase wolf trapping tags.

For those planning to trap wolves this winter, nine courses are scheduled during the next three months at Fish and Game offices throughout the state. All courses run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For the Clearwater Region, a course is slated Sept. 12 at the IDFG regional office in Lewiston.

The course includes 6.5 hours of instruction including both classroom and field experience. Advance registration is required, and participants can register at the regional office or online at

The registration fee is $8 per student. Those registering online by credit card will be charged an added convenience fee of $1.75.

Registrants must be at least nine years of age to take the course.

Certified wolf trappers may purchase up to five gray wolf trapping tags per trapping season.

Fish and Game also offers a general furbearer trapping class that is different from the Wolf Trapper Certification class. The general furbearer trapping class does not qualify people for the purchase of wolf trapping tags.

Ask Fish and Game: Grouse permits

No permit, other than a valid hunting license, is required to hunt forest grouse, including blue, ruffed and spruce grouse. However, hunters need a permit to hunt sage-grouse and sharp-tailed grouse. The sage/sharp-tailed grouse permit validation costs $4.75 and is available from all license vendors, by calling 1-800-554-8685, or at


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