"It was kind of a bummer we didn’t open for Christmas break, as far as revenue,” Snowhaven Ski & Tubing Area manager Mark Vandlik told the Free Press Jan. 13, “but, the last two weekends have been really, really good. For the first weekend, we were surprised at how busy we were, but for …

Idaho Department of Fish and Game director Ed Schriever will present his 2019 annual report to the state fish and game commission during an upcoming meeting Jan. 23.

Grangeville Gun Club saw one 25 score last Sunday, Jan. 12, which was the first day of the 2020 10-week shoot. Ken Slabach (pictured) told the Free Press it was a nice day for shooting, despite thick clothes that he said didn’t help his accuracy. Grangeville stands 12th in the 23-team league.

Biologists are conducting aerial elk surveys and wildlife capture work in big game management unit 10A early to mid-January, Idaho Department of Fish and Game noted late last month.

"We packed, groomed and set the track on all loops," Forest Service developed recreation supervisor Sam Manifold reported on his trip through the Grangeville-area Fish Creek nordic ski area Friday, Jan. 3. "Snow is soft and wet but will make a great base for the season. We also packed and gr…

GRANGEVILLE — The Snowhaven Ski & Tubing Area did not have enough snow to open as of Dec. 27, but may open for the season as soon as Saturday, Jan. 4, depending on snowfall.

Last month, the National Wild Turkey Federation local Camas Prairie Turkey Trackers chapter and partner organizations gave away holiday turkeys, as they do every year. Pictured picking up turkeys on Dec. 18 are: back row, Earl (Camas Priairie Turkey Trackers), Dick (Grangeville Senior Center…

Starting Jan. 1, Idaho will require non-residents riding OHVs (off-highway vehicles) in the state to purchase a non-resident off-highway vehicle OHV sticker, Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation noted in a Friday afternoon news release. The fee will be the same $12 that Idaho residents a…

GRANGEVILLE — The Snowhaven Ski & Tubing Area did not have enough snow to open as of the morning of Dec. 19, but has the personnel lined up to start as soon as the snow arrives.

Keuterville resident Jim Ewing, 89, shot a buck on the last day of hunting season.  Ewing is an “exceptional marksman in hunting and trap shooting,” according to his nephew, Jim Rehder. He and his wife, Mary, celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary on Dec 2.

Meeting by conference call on Wednesday, Dec. 18, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission reopened steelhead fishing in the Clearwater River and lower Snake River downstream of Couse Creek Boat Ramp, beginning on Jan. 1. Daily bag limit in those sections is limited to one adipose-clipped steelhea…


If you have a 5th or 6th grader who loves to ski or snowboard or one who'd like to learn, you'll want to take advantage of the free skiing program offered by the Idaho Ski Areas Association, a.k.a. Ski Idaho.

COTTONWOOD – Construction on the Pine Bar boat ramp is set to begin on Dec. 2, causing a temporary closure of the ramp and the adjacent parking area. The temporary closure is expected to extend through Feb. 13, 2020, unless work is completed ahead of schedule.


The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet in Pocatello on Nov. 13-14, with the public hearing starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13 in the Southeast Regional Office at 1345 Barton Rd. People can address the commission on any matters related to Fish and Game at that time.


The Idaho Department of Fish and Game Clearwater Region released the following update regarding the shooting of a trophy bull elk near Harpster, which IDFG investigated earlier this month: 

A young black bear cub, taken from the wild by a well-meaning citizen, was deemed a good candidate for rehabilitation and now resides with a licensed rehabilitator in central Idaho. Like others across Idaho, the rehabilitator operates under a permit issued by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.


The Maggie Creek Supervisory Area of the Idaho Department of Lands in Kamiah will be closing roads accessing the Woodrat Mountain block of state land on Nov. 8. Entrance roads will be closed at Suttler Creek, Wilson Creek, Harris Ridge, Kidder Ridge, Glenwood Meadows, and Woodrat Mountain. C…


GRANGEVILLE -- The Clearwater Basin Collaborative (CBC) invites citizens who have interest in forest projects on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest (NPCLW) to attend a public meeting next Wednesday, Oct. 30,

Thanks to a partnership between Idaho of Fish and Game and the Boise State College of Innovation and Design, learning to field dress a big game animal just got a lot easier.

On Saturday, Oct. 12, a report came in to Idaho Fish and Game regarding a cow elk that was shot and found dead on private property off of Wells Bench Road northeast of Orofino. No part of the animal was taken. It is anticipated that the elk was shot from the road during the afternoon or even…


WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Allen Rowley has accepted the position of Associate Deputy Chief of the National Forest System Deputy Area, Washington Office, effective now.

Most waterfowl seasons in Idaho open on either Oct. 5 or Oct. 12, and the statewide youth hunt is Sept. 28-29. While hunting success will ultimately be determined by myriad local conditions during the 2019-20 season, this year’s North American Waterfowl Breeding and Population Habitat Survey…

The White Bird streamgage, where Salmon River streamflow data has been recorded for 107 years, is not providing real-time water temperature data this October due to a reduction in funding, U.S. Geological Survey noted Monday morning, Sept. 30, on Twitter. The station’s webpage holds water te…

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