Register starting at 7 a.m. June 20 at Sing Lee Campground, seven miles up Newsome Creek Road off State Highway 14, for two days of archery fun. Full Draw Archers will have 40 3D targets set up for adults, youth 13-17 and cubs 7-12 to shoot for scores in 12 classifications. Scores are due in…

The local Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation banquet previously rescheduled for May 30 has been moved to July 18. Dinner will be at 5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge in Grangeville, $30 for members or $65 for individual meal plus membership. Contact Susan Harries, 208-983-0995.

Register starting at 7 a.m. June 20 at Sing Lee Campground, seven miles up Newsome Creek Road off State Highway 14, for two days of archery fun. Full Draw Archers will have 40 3D targets set up for adults, youth 13-17 and cubs 7-12 to shoot for scores in 12 classifications. Scores are due in…

COTTONWOOD - To help make the most of your river adventures, the Bureau of Land Management’s Cottonwood Field Office offers a boater guide for the 112-mile segment from Vinegar Creek to the confluence of the Snake River, as well as the additional 20-mile trip along the Snake to the popular t…

Register starting at 7 a.m. June 20 at Sing Lee Campground, seven miles up Newsome Creek Road off State Highway 14, for two days of archery fun. Full Draw Archers will have 40 3D targets set up for adults, youth 13-17 and cubs 7-12 to shoot for scores in 12 classifications. Scores are due in…

COTTONWOOD - Whitewater rafting and jet boating season is here on the Lower Salmon River! To help make the most of your river adventures, the Bureau of Land Management’s Cottonwood Field Office offers a boater guide for the 112-mile segment from Vinegar Creek to the confluence of the Snake R…

Idaho Fish and Game has closed chinook fishing in the Clearwater River system, and will end fishing on portions of the Salmon River and the Little Salmon River on May 17. Fishing days per week will also be reduced after May 17 on sections of Salmon and Little Salmon Rivers that remain open.

COTTONWOOD - Whitewater rafting and jet boating season is here on the Lower Salmon River! To help make the most of your river adventures, the Bureau of Land Management’s Cottonwood Field Office offers a boater guide for the 112-mile segment from Vinegar Creek to the confluence of the Snake R…

Register starting at 7 a.m. June 20 at Sing Lee Campground, seven miles up Newsome Creek Road off State Highway 14, for two days of archery fun. Full Draw Archers will have 40 3D targets set up for adults, youth 13-17 and cubs 7-12 to shoot for scores in 12 classifications. Scores are due in…

Personal use fuelwood permits for the Payette National Forest will be available beginning May 15, through Nov. 30. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the agency will be processing mail-in applications, and call-in applications for fuelwood permits until further notice.

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A week after an Idaho Fish & Game officer documented grizzly bear tracks at the Fish Creek winter recreation area seven miles south of town, Shelley Rambo — daughter of Don and Myrna DeHaas — photographed fresh tracks on the DeHaas property located about 2.5 air miles south of Grangevill…

The boat ramp parking lot and parking lot below the fish cleaning station at Winchester Lake State Park will be closed to the public May 11-13 for paving. Public access to affected areas in the park will be restricted to allow contractor to complete the projects safely. A public announcement…

Grangeville’s Gannon Garman (right) recently got his first turkey. Reece Wimer (left) was his caller.

According to the Idaho Department Fish and Game, fresh grizzly bear tracks were confirmed by a department conservation officer on April 18 in the Fish Creek Meadows area about seven miles south of Grangeville. Game cameras revealed photos of a grizzly bear at a bait station in the spring of …

The spring chinook salmon season in Idaho opens this weekend. I have remained silent on the details of this fishery because there has been a lot of uncertainty with the outbreak of COVID-19.  However, with the season opening on April 25, I figured I couldn’t wait any longer before updating y…

Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests officials advise the public that Forest Service Roads 247 (Beaver Creek Rd) and 250 (French Mountain Rd) are currently snow-covered and inaccessible to wheeled vehicles, as efforts by the Forest Service to plow these roads have been delayed.

The Idaho Fish and Game commission will meet via conference call at 8 a.m. MT April 9, with the only action item on the agenda being to consider amendments to the temporary rule adopted April 4 regarding temporary limits on nonresident tags, permits, and licenses. The amendments being consid…

Grangeville Gun Club's annual six-week shoot has been pushed back due to the statewide stay-home order Gov. Brad Little issued last week. Sign-up and practice will be 5 p.m. May 5 at the gun club, and the competition begins May 12. Details are posted at the gun club and online at grangeville…

Idaho hunters and anglers can expect to see a significant increase in public access to private land as early as this fall through Fish and Game’s Access Yes! program, thanks to a $900,000 federal grant recently awarded to the department.

Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests officials advise the public that Forest Service Roads 247 (Beaver Creek Rd) and 250 (French Mountain Rd) are currently snow-covered and inaccessible to wheeled vehicles, as efforts by the Forest Service to plow these roads have been delayed.

Grangeville Gun Club's annual six-week shoot has been pushed back due to the statewide stay-home order Gov. Brad Little issued last week. Sign-up and practice will be 5 p.m. May 5 at the gun club, and the competition begins May 12. Details are posted at the gun club and online at grangeville…

COTTONWOOD — Friends of NRA is a nationwide program of the National Rifle Association Foundation, the local chapter of which puts on a big fund-raising banquet every year in Greencreek. The money raised supports a variety of related programs, including, this year, a grant of more than $16,00…

“Because of the virus that’s going around and because we have a high population of elderly, we decided to cancel,” Riggins mayor and Salmon River Jet Boat Race organizer Glenna McClure told the Free Press March 23. “Our EMS director for the City of Riggins has been in daily contact with the …

The day he caught his steelhead, Sean Blinn, 6, his sister, Molly and the Blinns’ dog, Jack, were up early, as they are every weekend. The routine and the skills they’ve practiced for years came together with a little bit of luck on Feb. 15, when the first steelhead he landed in his life tur…

The Fish and Game Commission approved spring chinook fishing on the Clearwater, Snake, Salmon and Little Salmon rivers to start April 25. Fisheries managers are forecasting a better run this year compared to last year, although in recent years forecasts have overestimated the actual run size…

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