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Public meeting set

IDFG will host four public meetings regarding the 2017-2018 big game hunting seasons. One will be in Grangeville, 5-7 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Senior Center. Managers will be gathering public comments to help inform the Fish and Game Commission and will be presented to the board prior to the March meeting.

A list of proposed changes is online at

Contact the IDFG regional office for information at (208) 799-5010.

RMEF local chapter sets April 22 banquet

A local chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has formed, and organizers have set their first banquet for 5 p.m. April 22 at the Elks Lodge in Grangeville.

For RMEF members, the cost is $25 for dinner. Non-members can join for $35. For a couple, dinner is $50.

The event will feature raffles and auctions of donated items. For details, tickets or to donate, contact organizer Gail Chapman, 208-839-9990.

Friends of NRA banquet coming up

The Camas Prairie Friends of the NRA annual banquet will be held at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Elks Lodge in Grangeville.

“We are asking for underwriting, contributions and local support,” club president Mike Crea said. “This event will be attended by approximately 200 people from communities from Riggins to Orofino and your support will be greatly appreciated.”

The support dollars will go 50/50 to Idaho and national educational purposes, none to political causes. Locally, the group has provided $8,500 to hunter safety programs and the “Women On Target” shooting event, $1,300 to an Idaho County Sheriff’s Office shooting safety clinic, $3,500 to the Grangeville Gun Club for handicap accessibility and $1,350 to Idaho County 4-H for shooting supplies and shotguns.

Contact Crea, 208-962-3194, or Mel Hawkins at Rae Bros. Sporting Goods, 208-983-2877.

Hunter ed course slated Feb. 6-18

GRANGEVILLE — A hunter education course has been scheduled next month at the Grangeville Elks Lodge basement. The course will run Feb. 6-18, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., with class size limited to 25.

Parental signature is required for minors the first class night.

Contact Roy Kinner, 208-983-8443, and register online at


Football squad’s annual Boise State camp trip scheduled

GRANGEVILLE — The GHS football Bulldogs have a new head coach but their off-season schedule won’t change much. Coach Jeff Adams has the Grangeville boys lined up to attend the annual Boise State University football camps once again, and with the individual camp to run June 10-12 and the team camp to run June 14-18.

“There are two opportunities available this year,” coach Jeff Adams noted in a letter to football parents. “BSU Elite Camp is a non-contact camp for junior and senior players...BSU team camp is the same team camp we’ve been attending each year since 2011.”

Camp registration is due by May 1.

“We have more opportunities this year than in the past for players to earn money to pay for camp,” Adams said.

Contact Adams for details, 208-507-1616.


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