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.
Bill Lancaster of Payette brought a truckload of about 5,000 pounds of elk and deer antlers through Grangeville last Thursday, April 10.
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.
Baseball, tennis, bowling and trapshooting results
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Last Friday, March 21, the Grangeville tennis squad won 10 of 12 matches at Sacajawea Jr. High.
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.