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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.

As of May 10, Idahoans must obtain a fire safety burn permit from the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) before starting certain controlled burn activities. Permits can be obtained online at burnpermits.idaho.gov or in person at IDL offices in Kamiah and Craigmont.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Idaho is seeking public nominations for open positions on its Resource Advisory Councils (RACs). These citizen-based committees assist in the development of recommendations that address public land management issues. Submission deadline is June 14.

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet in Grangeville on May 16-17, with the public hearing starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16 in the Senior Center at 108 Grangeville Truck Route. People can address the commission on any matters related to Fish and Game at that time.

The First Annual Clearwater Chapter Foundation For Wildlife Management (F4WM) fundraising banquet is scheduled June 15 at the Lewiston Elks Lodge, with doors to open at 3 p.m., dinner at 5 p.m., and an evening of auctions, raffles, games and prizes to follow.

Chinook fishing season opened on April 27, with a two-day-a-week season on the Clearwater River and a four-day-a-week season on the Salmon and Little Salmon rivers. The season will run until sport anglers’ shares of the harvest are met (which varies by river) or Aug. 11 — whichever comes first.

There will be a Bowhunter Education course offered for those who wish to receive Bowhunting Certification on their Hunting licenses on May 11 at the Camas Prairie Bowman’s Range, Grangeville.

The Full Draw Archers have two events coming up this spring, with the fourth annual Rochelle Hilbert and Colin Sprute shoot set for May 4-5 at Camp 58, and the Newsome Creek 3D Shoot June 22-23 at Sing Lee Campground. Contact Shawna Hilbert, 208-507-0205, or Nick Hilbert, 208-507-0741, for details.

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The river came up overnight and the number of boats competing at the 35th Annual Salmon River Jet Boat Races dropped off, from 10 that started and finished all of the first day’s legs, to four that successfully zipped through the Island Bar-Lightning Creek stretch both Saturday and Sunday, A…

Earlier this wee,  a swan was senselessly shot at Swartz Pond, Nez Perce National Historical Park off the Old White Bird Grade. The shooter made no attempt to recover the swan. It is more than likely that the swan was shot from the road with a .22 caliber rifle.

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Personal use firewood permits and personal use mushroom permits are now available from Forest Service offices on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests and at several local vendors. Permits are valid from April 1, 2019, through March 31, 2020.

RIGGINS — The annual Salmon River Jet Boat race weekend is set to open with the boat show BBQ at 6 p.m. MT April 19, with two days of racing to follow April 20-21.

Opportunities for moose hunters to harvest one of Idaho’s most sought-after trophy species will be fewer in 2019-20 in an effort by Fish and Game wildlife managers to address declining populations in much of the state.

More than 35,300 catchable- sized rainbow trout will be stocked during April, according to a March 28 news release from the Idaho Department of Fish & Game.

OROFINO – The Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society (ICAFS) presented Dworshak National Fish Hatchery (Dworshak NFH) with the 2019 Excellence in Aquaculture Award earlier this month. Presented annually by the ICAFS Aquaculture Committee, the award honors achievement in the field of…

The Camas Prairie Turkey Trackers — the local chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation — has scheduled its 14th annual fundraiser banquet for 5:30 p.m. April 6 at the Grangeville Elks Lodge. Contact Tammy Nail, 208-553-6326, or find more on the Camas Prairie Turkey Trackers Facebook page.

Having scored a half-a-point more than Wallace-Kellogg during the final Sunday of shooting March 17, Cottonwood won its first Camas Prairie Trapshoot team title since a three-way tie for the title in 1998. Cottonwood put two on the men’s all-star team with five 25s apiece: Clint Riener and B…

Bear hunters should be aware that bait is not allowed for black bear hunting in 8A and 10A during spring 2019 hunts. Under a rule change the Fish & Game Commission approved earlier this month, bait use is allowed in these units beginning in the fall 2019 season.

Idaho Fish and Game removed seven wolves in wolf control actions that began late last month in northern Idaho's Lolo elk zone to improve elk survival in the area. The control operation was paid for using Fish and Game license dollars transferred to the Idaho Wolf Depredation Control Board, c…

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KAMIAH -- Scott Godfrey, vegetation and stewardship staff officer on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, was recently recognized alongside USDA Forest Service colleagues with a U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary’s Honor Award for efforts to advance the Good Neighbor Authority in…

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A paperwork problem that was subject to legal action and that nearly cut off fishing seasons across North Central Idaho last December was cleared up Friday, March 15, by the federal agency that regulates oceangoing fish. The National Marine Fisheries Service – a branch of NOAA – decided Idah…

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