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Spring youth soccer registration continues

Online registration for spring youth soccer is underway at poweroftheclub.org.

Late registrations can be handed in this Saturday at the soccer clinic at SPPS gym from 9-11 a.m. At this point all registrations are late.

Spring soccer parents and volunteers will meet next Tuesday, Feb. 21, at GEMS community room at 7 p.m.

Announcements concerning Grangeville Youth Soccer can be found on Facebook at Grangeville Soccer.

Spring soccer team practices are in Grangeville and the games are played in either Lewiston or Clarkston, depending on age group. Practices start mid March,

The last games are during the first weekend of May. The full schedule once set and information on the program are available on the Boys and Girls Club website.

Contact Tara Connolley, 208-507-1806.

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 idfg.idaho.gov.

Contact the IDFG regional office, 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.

Contact organizer Gail Chapman, 839-9990.

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 camp once again, and with the team camp to run June 14-17. 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, 507-1616.

New contractor means small difference for CAP hotline calls

Due to changes in a contractor used for Idaho’s Citizens Against Poaching hotline, callers should not be alarmed when Idaho State Police answers the phone.

On Jan. 31, Idaho State Police (ISP) began fielding calls made to the hotline from people reporting suspected fish and wildlife crimes. The information is quickly forwarded to Fish and Game enforcement officers for investigation.

Callers to the hotline (1-800-632-5999) can report wildlife law violations anonymously, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Cash rewards are available to callers who provide information leading to the citation of suspected wildlife law violators. Reports can also be made online at idfg.idaho.gov/poacher.

“The poaching hotline number is only for reporting fish and wildlife crimes,” said Chris Wright, Fish and Game assistant enforcement bureau chief. For general, non-violation calls, contact the regional office, 208-799-5010.

Big game hunting proposals online

Idaho Fish and Game's proposed changes for the 2017 & 2018 big game hunting seasons are available online for public review and comment.

The proposals for deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear, mountain lion and gray wolf are listed by region and are available at: https://idfg.idaho.gov/form/big-game-2017. Only those seasons and hunts for which changes are proposed are listed.  All others will remain the same as they were during the 2015 & 2016 hunting seasons. The deadline for submitting comments goes through midnight Feb. 26. 

Fish and Game also has scheduled several open house meetings around the state where those interested can visit with department personnel about the proposals and provide written comments.  For a list of upcoming meetings, see the above link or contact your nearest Fish and Game office. 

All comments received by the deadline will be summarized and presented to the Idaho Fish and Game Commission prior to their March 15-16 meeting in Boise where big game seasons will be set.



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