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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.

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://

Apply for spring bear controlled hunts now

Hunters wanting to participate in this spring's controlled hunts for black bear can apply through Feb. 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.

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


Country club members to meet Jan. 28

The members of the Grangeville Golf and Country Club will meet for their annual meeting Jan. 28 at Oscar’s Restaurant.

The 5 p.m. social will be followed by a no-host dinner and business meeting.

Two board positions will be filled by ballot and the 2016 financial statements and 2017’s budget will be presented for approval. Election ballots can be completed that night or by replying to the club’s election notice email.

Members are to RVSP to club treasurer Julie Hauger, 208-983-6098, or by e-mail,, before Friday, Jan. 27.


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