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Salmon River Gun Club to host first meeting Wednesday

RIGGINS — The Salmon River Gun Club will hold its first large gathering and member drive since the establishment of a public shooting range last summer.

An organizational meeting has been scheduled for 7 p.m. MT today, Feb. 3, at the Riggins Community Center located behind Gem Stop Chevron.

Idaho County and the gun club acquired the property from the Bureau of Land Management through an act of Congress, and while some improvements have already been made, much work remains to be done.

“We sent out over 1,150 flyers to residents in the canyon, and from the response are expecting a couple hundred to show up,” organizer Jonny Wilson said.

The meeting will feature information about the club’s plans, events and goals.

Camas Prairie FNRA banquet set Feb. 12

GREENCREEK — The Camas Prairie chapter of the Friends of the NRA — a shooting sports and gun safety charity — will hold their annual banquet at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 12. The event includes auctions, raffle items and games.

The last three years, the group has awarded $6,500 to hunter safety programs and the “Women on Target” shooting clinic, $1,300 to the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office for a shooting safety program, $3,500 to the Grangeville Gun Club for that building’s handicap accessibility, and $1,350 to the Idaho County 4-H shooting program for supplies and shotguns. The group has contributed to hunter safety programs in both Grangeville and Kamiah and “numerous other grants were funded between Lewiston and Riggins.”

Tickets are available at Rae Bros. Sporting Goods in Grangeville and Kooskia Feed.

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Two more hunter ed spring courses on tap

Two hunter education classes are coming up this spring. The first will run Feb. 22-March 5 and the second will run March 14-26 at the GEMS library from 6-8 p.m.

A student course will also be offered this fall. Parents of enrolled minors need to be at the first session. The fee is $8 and the class size is limited to 30.

Preregister online at (or search for and navigate to Hunter Ed).

Campground hosts sought for 2016

The Nez Perce–Clearwater National Forests are looking for energetic, good-natured people to serve as campground hosts for the 2016 season. The open position is at Red River Campground near Elk City. Hosts are scheduled Memorial Day through Labor Day, Thursday through Monday, including holidays.

Contact Samuel Manifold at 983-4018 or

Apply now for bear, turkey controlled tags

The for spring black bear controlled hunts application period continues through Feb. 15. The spring turkey controlled hunt application period runs through March 1.

Any leftover controlled hunt tags for spring turkey and bear controlled hunts go on sale April 1.

Hunters may apply for controlled hunts: at any hunting and fishing license vendor, at 1-800-55HUNT5; or at


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