As of Tuesday, April 12, 2016
GHS gridders named “team of the year,” Bruner top athlete
COEUR D’ALENE — The Grangeville football squad was named the small classification male “team of the year” at the 54th Annual North Idaho Sports Banquet last weekend.
Prairie’s Jake Bruner was named the male “athlete of the year” out of the 1-2-3A ranks.
Three locals won individual awards in their respective sports: Grangeville’s Shaydn Wassmuth (wrestling), Prairie’s Krystin Uhlenkott (volleyball) and Grangeville’s Kaleala Bass (track and field).
Finalists included: Prairie’s volleyball and football teams and coaches Cheyenne Hudson and Ryan Hasselstrom; Prairie basketball player Angela Wemhoff; Prairie football player Isaiah Shears; Grangeville football coach Jeff Lindsley and players Cole Lindsley and Austin Parks; Grangeville track and field athletes Michael Stevens and Drew Lindsley; Grangeville basketball player Hailey Sullivan; Clearwater Valley wrestler Keiran Owens; Kamiah football player Lars Kludt and track athlete Taylor McAlister; and Summit basketball player Tyler Krogh.
Women On Target clinic slated May 14
The Camas Prairie Friends of the NRA will hold an instructional shooting clinic for women. The Women On Target event is to include safety training with pistols and rifles. All firearms and ammunition are provided and no personal firearms are allowed.
The event will be held 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 14 at the Flying B Ranch outside Kamiah. Cost is $50 per person and lunch will be provided. Registration is limited to the first 24 to sign up.
Register by May 9 at Rae Bros Sporting Goods. Or contact Lu Crea, 962-3194, or Amy Rose, 507-1621.
IDFG urges safety this turkey hunting season
April 15 marks the opening day of Idaho's spring general turkey hunting season, and Idaho Fish and Game statistics indicate turkey hunting remains a popular sport.
This popularity means there will likely be thousands of camouflaged hunters pursuing turkey in the hills. IDFG offers these safety tips:
Always keep your gun pointed in a safe direction. Always unload guns before getting into your vehicle.
Never presume that what you hear or what answers you is a turkey. Assume that all sounds and movements are made by another hunter. Never shoot at a sound or movement.
Never shoot at a portion of a turkey. Make sure you can see the whole bird to determine if it is legal to shoot.
Eliminate the colors red, white and blue from your hunting clothing. Red is the color hunters count on to differentiate a gobbler's head from a hen's blue colored head. White can look like the top of a gobbler's head. Turkeys can see these colors as well.
Be particularly careful when using a gobbler call. The sound may attract other hunters. If a hunter does approach you, yell to alert him to your presence.
Select a calling position that enables you to see 50 yards around you. Remember that eliminating movement is your key to success, not total concealment.
Other important reminders include always asking permission before entering private land, and being aware of what is beyond your target before you shoot.
For more, see fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/hunt/?getPage=131.