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5K fun run raises $6K

GRANGEVILLE — The third annual Flamingo Fun Run 5K run/walk raised more than $6,000 to help cure SMA, organizers said following the event held last Saturday morning, Oct. 8.

Top placers are listed in the Scorecard on 10B, and the top 100 are listed online at flamingofunrun.com.

Fall softball clinic set

LEWISTON — A fastpitch softball hitting clinic for girls ages 7-18 interested in improving their hitting skills and gaining more confidence in the batter’s box will be held Oct. 15.

Players of all levels of experience are welcome. Cost is $45. Register and pay online at fishbackfastpitch.com.

Contact clinic organizer and coach Haylee Fishback at 208-227-4019.

New RMEF chapter slates next meeting

GRANGEVILLE — A newly organized Camas Prairie chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will meet at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at Oscar’s Restaurant.

“We’ll get our committees set up and figure out a time and place for a banquet,” organizer Gail Chapman said.

Contact Chapman, 839-9990.

Cottonwood night shoot starts Oct. 12

COTTONWOOD — The Cottonwood Gun Club’s annual Fall Night Shoot, a six-week shoot, is scheduled to start tonight, Oct. 12. The office and kitchen opens at 6 p.m., with shooting to start at 6:30 p.m.

“If people want to shoot but don’t have a team, we have a sign-up list to create some teams as well as for substitute shooters,” club secretary Jean Spencer said.

Contact Jeff North, 507-2184, Brent Uhlorn, 755-6571, Bob Lustig, 870-6124, or Jean Spencer, 507-0012.

Queen tryouts reset for Saturday, Oct. 15

The Kooskia Saddliers queen tryouts, meeting and play day have been pushed back to this Saturday, Oct. 15. Banner removal and potluck is rescheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct 16, all depending on rain.

F&G uses decoy to nab poachers

That buck or bull standing next to the road might be a tempting target, but it might not be what you think it is, and it could be a very costly mistake.

Idaho Fish and Game conservation officers deploy “artificial simulated animals” during hunting season to catch law-breaking hunters. Commonly called ASAs, they are life-like copies of deer, elk and other game species that look and act like the real thing. The simulated animals are typically used in areas where there’s a history of spotlighting, trespassing and road hunting.

Anyone found guilty of shooting an artificial animal will lose his or her license, face a fine up to $1,000 and a possible jail sentence of up to six months. There is also a $50 minimum restitution penalty for shooting an ASA to help maintain the decoys.

That’s not all, officers can also cite people for shooting from a road, trespassing, shooting from a motorized vehicle, and other related infractions that can increase penalties and fines.

Judges across the country have upheld the use of ASAs and other tools to punish poachers, and judges and prosecutors typically treat ASA cases the same as shooting real animals.



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