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Turkey Federation banquet coming up

The National Wild Turkey Federation’s local chapter will be having a great meal and a fun evening with friends and neighbors to raise awareness for the wild turkey, our hunting heritage and conservation.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. on April 8. Entertainment includes live auction, silent auction, raffles, games and give-aways. Contact John or Kathy Warford at 208-983-1832 for tickets.

Youth baseball sign-ups slated

GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville Youth Baseball sign-ups will be held 3:30-5:30 p.m. at GEMS March 15 and March 22. The registration deadline is April 4.

Kids must be age four by April 30. Groupings are as follows: T-ball ages 4-5, coach pitch ages 6-7, machine pitch ages 8-9, Cal Ripken boys ages 10-12 and girls softball ages 10-15.

Contact Kevin Barger at 277-6410.

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.

Fish Creek grooming wraps, Snowhaven shuts down for season

GRANGEVILLE — The pleasant weather last weekend spelled the end of the local winter sports recreation season.

The Forest Service on March 10 announced there will be no further grooming at Fish Creek this spring.

Snowhaven Ski and Tubing Area on March 11 announced the facility is now closed.

The area 25B groomer is grooming short runs in the Dixie area early in the morning — until the next rainfall.

Turkey tag drawing results online

Turkey hunters who applied for spring controlled hunts can check online to see whether they were successful in the recent drawing.

Hunters can simply enter their hunting license numbers at, or go to Drawing Results under the Licensing tab.

It is the responsibility of hunters to find out whether they were successful in the controlled hunt drawing. Fish and Game will mail notification cards to all successful applicants by March 20.

Hunters are reminded that turkey controlled hunt permits are valid only for specific areas and seasons as designated by hunt numbers.

For information, see pages 16-25 of the 2016-2017 Upland Game, Furbearer and Turkey Seasons and Rules brochure available at all license vendors and online at


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