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Nonresident elk and deer tags have sold out the past two years, and are selling even faster this year, Idaho Department of Fish and Game noted in an Aug. 12 news release. Nonresident hunters who plan to buy an elk tag, or resident hunters interested in buying a second tag, should do so quickly.

WINCHESTER – Winchester Lake State Park will hold a fishing derby Saturday, Aug. 31. Register at 8 a.m. at the boat launch. There is a $5 park entry fee per vehicle (no fee with parks annual pass). Two age categories will vie for first, second and third places in each category: 12 and younge…

Agenda topics include proposed rulemaking and agency-sponsored legislation when the Idaho Fish and Game Commission meets via conference call at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 12.

The annual Jakes Day, held last Saturday, Aug. 3, got a name change this year, as organizers moved to recognize increasing participation by girls and women in the annual outdoor skills training day: Now it’s Hens & Jakes Day.

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation provided $233,726 in grants to fund 22 habitat stewardship and hunting heritage projects in Idaho in 2019.

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Grangeville High School’s class of 1969 met for their 50th high school reunion during Border Days. (L-R) Larry Allen, Mike Henry, Dale Hansen, Jerry Turner, Marlene (Gortsema) Hansen, Ken Hoogland, Joyce (Stuivenga) Vessey, Bonnie Hill, Ray Jones, nonclass member, Doris (Urban) Thomas, Denni…

Kelly Creek Flycasters, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, and Lewis Clark State College Continuing Education will be co-sponsoring a fly fishing clinic for women with three learning sessions, Aug. 21, Aug. 28, and Sept. 4, followed by a North Fork Clearwater River fishing field trip Sept. 6-8.

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A Celebration of Life for Connie Saylor Johnson will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 20 at the Wilderness Gateway. All are welcome to come share stories and enjoy a picnic meal, which will be provided. If you plan to attend, please contact the Nezperce Community Library (208-937-2458) by We…

Jakes Day is set for Aug. 3 at the Camas Prairie Archery Range south of Grangeville. Sign-up sheets are at B&B Bargain this week. Cost is $10 per kid and per adult, including lunch. Participants will get instruction in archery, .22, shotgun, turkey shoot, survival skills training and BB gun.

A firewood sale on designated areas of Craig Mt Wildlife Management Area property began July 13 and is scheduled through Aug. 30. The sale will only be on Idaho Department of Fish and Game property. IDFG is asking firewood cutters to pay attention to property boundaries and property markers,…

Don’t miss the chance to attend a public meeting on July 30 to learn about a potentially new fall chinook salmon fishing opportunity in the Clearwater River. At this meeting, you will learn about why this fishery may be possible, and you will have the opportunity to provide your comments and…

KAMIAH – Since starting its 2019 season in mid-June, the Clearwater Basin Youth Conservation Corps has been hard at work on projects across the Clearwater Valley alongside professionals with the USDA Forest Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, National Park Service, Idaho Firewise, and more.

Resident hunters wanting to purchase a general season elk tag in a “capped” zone need to pay attention to two July dates when tags go on sale. Capped zone tags for residents are sold in limited numbers on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 10 a.m. MT July 10 except the Sawtooth Zone.

After a wet spring, tall stands of grass and other vegetation from the valleys to the mountains are beginning to dry. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is reminding users of federal forest and rangelands, state endowment lands and department-managed lands and access sites, that fireworks…

Each year, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game stocks 30 million fish from its hatcheries to waters throughout the state, providing Idahoans with fishing opportunities.

The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests will be hosting a public meeting on Wednesday, July 10, at the Fenn Ranger Station (831 Selway Road) to discuss the planned summer prescribed burning on the Coolwater project east of Lowell. The meeting will be open–house style with Forest Service st…

The Lolo Motorway (Forest Service Road #500) and the Magruder Road (Forest Service Road #468, aka the Montana Road) are two popular high–elevation routes for summer travel on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. At this time, both are still snow–covered in places and are not passable f…

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June's full moon, known in North America as the Strawberry Moon, will appear fully illuminated from Saturday, June 15, to Tuesday morning, June 18, according to NASA, although it will be 100% astronomically full at 4:31 a.m. EDT.

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Fish and Game Commissioners on Thursday, June 13, opened chinook salmon fishing effective immediately on the Middle Fork of the Clearwater River to allow anglers the opportunity to harvest hatchery fish bound for the Selway River that are normally caught in the Lower Clearwater River, which …

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The U.S. Forest Service informed the Idaho County Commission last week that the federal agency has paid $1.2 million for 110 acres of private land 10 miles west of Lolo Pass.

Idaho Gov. Brad Little is accepting applications for two openings on the Idaho Fish and Game Commission. Derick Atterbury of Idaho Falls is the commissioner representing the Upper Snake Region. Dan Blanco of Moscow is the commissioner representing the Clearwater Region. Atterbury and Blanco’…

Spring chinook returns to the Clearwater River hatcheries are below forecast and no fish are available for sport harvest, so fishing on the Clearwater, Middle Fork Clearwater, North Fork Clearwater and South Fork Clearwater rivers will remain closed effective May 24, and will not reopen for …

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The statewide management plans for mule deer and white-tailed deer are being revised, and hunters will want to take note of upcoming opportunities to review and comment on the plans and talk to wildlife managers about them.

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