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Gobble, Gobble

The regular season opened April 15. “Turkey numbers are still down a bit from a series of wet, cold springs; however an OK hatch from last year has a few more birds available,” conservation officer George Fischer said.

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Whole Lotta Horns

Bill Lancaster of Payette brought a truckload of about 5,000 pounds of elk and deer antlers through Grangeville last Thursday, April 10.

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Jet boats to run 30th annual Salmon River race this weekend

Racing fans will line the banks of the Salmon River this Saturday and Sunday, April 19-20, to take in the sound and spectacle of jet boats topping out at more than 100 miles per hour.

Scorecard

Baseball, tennis, bowling and trapshooting results

Annual fur auction scheduled April 26

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s annual fur sale is set for Saturday, April 26, at the Idaho Fish and Game Upper Snake Region office in Idaho Falls.

Sports...in brief

Jet boat races coming up; golf men's league signups April 23; rodeo dates and information; Camas Prairie Friends of NRA to dine May 2

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Snaggin Some Stealies

Steelhead and fishermen alike were still piled up at the South Fork Clearwater River “Snag Hole” last Saturday, March 29. For Idaho Fish and Game’s most recent steelhead harvest report, 143 South Fork Clearwater River anglers were checked, reporting 634 hours spent fishing to catch 129 steelhead (of which 122 were released), for a rate of five hours per catch.

Snowhaven books strong season

With a typical number of tickets sold — about 6,000 tickets of all types — Snowhaven Ski and Tubing Area manager Scott Wasem reported strong numbers for last season, which ran Dec. 22-March 8.

Local golf season to open Masters Sunday

The Grangeville Golf and Country Club will hold its opening tournament 9 a.m. Sunday, April 13. The tournament is open to golfers with a paid handicap and non dues paying members will pay green fees plus the entry fee.

Campground hosts sought

The Nez Perce–Clearwater National Forests are looking for campground hosts for the 2014 season. Hosts are needed generally Memorial Day through Labor Day with a weekly schedule of Thursday through Monday, including holidays. The season length and work week may vary by site.

Weather scrubs some ballgames

Winter weather washed out several baseball games last week, including Clearwater Valley’s planned March 27 visit from Genesee, and Prairie’s doubleheaders against Troy (March 28) and Potlatch (March 29).

Commercial mushroom permits available

The Nez Perce-Clearwater Forests are issuing commercial mushroom permits again this year at all forest offices starting April 1. There won’t be a commercial mushroom picking season on the Salmon River Ranger District (Sheep Fire) this year for safety, with roadside hazard tree salvage logging ongoing.

Softball squad set to start

Recreational coed softball is about to get under way this summer in Kooskia. Teams play Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-7:30 p.m. at Kooskia City Park.

Tennis squad bulldogs Deary

Last Friday, March 21, the Grangeville tennis squad won 10 of 12 matches at Sacajawea Jr. High.

Annual fur auction set

The fur sale is set for 8:30 a.m. viewing and 10:30 a.m. sale Saturday, April 26 at the Idaho Fish and Game Upper Snake Region office in Idaho Falls, 4279 Commerce Circle.

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