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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.

Fishback to hold softball clinic this Saturday in Lewiston

Haylee Fishback will run the next of her fastpitch softball clinics around the LC Valley this Saturday, Jan. 14, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Skinner Sports Academy located at 2015 8th Avenue in Lewiston.

The hitting clinic is open to girls ages 7-18 who are wanting to improve their hitting fundamentals and improve their swing.

Cost is $40, open to the first 25 sign-ups.

Register online at

No experience is required.

Call or text Fishback at 208-227-4019 with any questions.

Trapper ed courses offered Jan. 29

LEWISTON — A standard trapper education course, not including wolf-trapping certification will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fish and Game office in Lewiston. Contact the office at 208-799-5010.

Space is limited and registration is required.

Register online at

Apply for spring bear controlled hunts soon

Hunters wanting to participate in this spring's controlled hunts for black bear can apply from January 15 through February 15.

Spring 2017 bear controlled hunt information is in the 2015 and 2016 Big Game Seasons and Rules book.

Hunters who have a 2017 hunting license may apply for controlled hunts at any Fish and Game license vendor; with a credit card by calling 1-800-554-8685, or online at  The nonrefundable application fee is $6.25 per person for residents and $14.75 per person for nonresidents. An additional fee is charged for telephone and Internet applications.

Successful spring black bear applicants will be notified by mail no later than March 10.  Any leftover tags for spring bear controlled hunts go on sale April 1.

Hunting reports due

With the big game hunting seasons over, Idaho Fish and Game reminds hunters to file their harvest reports on their 2016 deer, elk and pronghorn hunts. Hunters are required to file a report for each tag they purchased whether they went hunting or not.

The quick and easy questionnaire can be reported online at


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