Sports...in brief

Blackmer Memorial tournament organized; "Spring Fling" coming up this weekend; Chinook salmon stream into Idaho; CAP calls led to 111 poaching cases, 188 citations in 2014; Softball group picks up Monday, Thursday evening games; St. Mary’s slates sports physicals; F&G board to meet in Lewiston May 19-20.

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Grangeville hosts Wounded Warrior for turkey hunt

Wounded Warrior Army SPC Seth Wakeling, and his pop, Brian, of Reno Nev., joined the Fischer family for a three-day turkey hunt. They had a great visit and Grangeville was a great host.

Chinook season opens Saturday

The spring chinook salmon fishing season will open April 25, on parts of the Clearwater, Lochsa, Salmon and Snake rivers.

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GCC Gets New Waterworks

Aaron Williams of Aera Excavation helped complete the installation of a new pump at Grangeville Country Club on Tuesday, April 21.

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Top students enjoy bird clinic at Flying B Ranch

Young hunters are the future of conservation and the hunting tradition. By introducing our youth to the joys of hunting at an early age, we can ensure the future of hunting and conservation remains strong.

IDFG reports 770 wolves as hunters, trappers take 100 fewer

The 2014 annual summary of wolf monitoring in Idaho is now available, and shows wolf numbers remain well above the 150 wolves and 15 breeding pairs required to keep gray wolves off the endangered species list under the 2009 delisting rule.

Bowhunter course slated April 25-26

The Camas Prairie Bowmen and the Idaho Fish & Game will be hosting this year’s Bowhunter Education class at Grangeville Elementary-Middle School on April 25-26.

Chinook on the way, may arrive a month earlier than usual

As of Monday, April 6, Riggins-area guides were anticipating an early arrival by the chinook now traversing the Columbia River system.

Spring bear, turkey hunts to open April 15

The general spring turkey and black bear seasons open April 15 – turkey hunts run through May 25, and spring black bear closing dates vary.

Firewood, mushroom permits available

A permit is required to gather firewood for personal use on national forest land. Permits are $5 per cord with a minimum of four cords ($20) and a maximum of 12 cords. The permit is valid from the date sold until March 31, 2016, on national forest land in northern Idaho and national forests in Montana as well as Bureau of Land Management land.

Apply now for moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat controlled hunts

The application period for moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat controlled hunts opens this week. Applications for these hunts will be accepted April 1-30.

Chinook fishing season to open April 25

The Fish and Game Commission has approved seasons and rules for the earliest of Idaho’s chinook salmon fishing. The seasons and rules approved by the commission are based on a projected sport harvest of approximately 11,700 adipose clipped chinook salmon in the Clearwater, Snake, lower Salmon and Little Salmon rivers.

Wardens seeks public help to find poachers

Sometime around Wednesday, March 11, two deer were shot on private lands on Lightning Creek. Wardens seeks public help to find poachers

Wildlife Services remove 19 Lolo Zone wolves

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game completed a wolf control action last month in northern Idaho’s Lolo elk zone near the Idaho/Montana border to improve poor elk survival in the area. USDA Wildlife Services specialists killed 19 wolves through aerial control in February. During the last five years, six other agency control actions in Lolo zone removed an additional 48 wolves.

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Steelheaders continue to see superb results amid favorable weather

Idaho anglers are taking advantage of the mild winter to pursue one of the state’s most sought after game fish: steelhead.