As of Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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.
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 https:// idfg.idaho.gov/hunt/trap.
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 fishandgame.idaho.gov. 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.
F&G board to meet Jan. 25 in Boise
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will set seasons for moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goat when it meets Jan. 25-26 at Fish and Game headquarters in Boise.
A public hearing will begin at 7 p.m. Jan. 25, in the headquarters trophy room. Anyone wishing to address the commission on any topic having to do with Fish and Game business may do so at the public hearing. Testimony will be taken into consideration when the commission makes decisions on agenda items during the next day's meeting.
Routine agenda items include season setting for moose, sheep and goat; Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee budget preview; legislative update, deer and elk status briefing, and Winter Feeding Advisory Committee member appointments.
A full agenda will be posted on the Fish and Game website when it is finalized.
Individuals with disabilities may request meeting accommodations by contacting the Idaho Department of Fish and Game Director's Office at (208) 334-5159.