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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.

“We are asking for underwriting, contributions and local support,” the committee noted in a letter. “The event will be attended by approximately 250 people from communities from Riggins to Orofino.”

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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Hunter Education and gun safety classes Hunter Ed set Feb. 1

GRANGEVILLE — An adults-only hunter education and gun safety class will run Feb. 1-13, while two student classes are slated this spring (before turkey season) and another student class is set for this fall.

The upcoming class will run 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Browse the class listings or preregister at

education. The fee is $8 and the class size is limited to 30.

All hunters born on or after Jan. 1, 1975, are required by state law to complete a hunter education course before purchasing a hunting license in Idaho.

“We always get a lot of adults in class,” conservation officer Roy Kinner said, “and this one will focus on them.”

For information, contact Kinner, 983-8443.

Two more hunter ed 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 Grangeville Elementary School 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).

Light turnout for Trekkers’ first of 2016

The Clearwater Trekkers launched 2016 with a 10-mile hike along the Big Eddy Trail in Ahsahka last weekend. “We decided to carpool to the Freeman Creek side and hike the whole length of the trail,” organizer Todd Holcomb said. “It was a light turnout for our first hike of the year, but the company was pleasant and we got to meet new faces. We're already looking forward to hiking together again.”

“To that end, we are making plans for another jaunt around the Dworshak Reservoir at the end of February, this time along the Marry's Bay trail,” Holcomb added. For details, find the Clearwater Trekkers Facebook group at



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