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Moose, goat, sheep seasons on the agenda

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will set seasons for moose, sheep, and goat when it meets Jan. 21-22 at Fish and Game headquarters in Boise.

With low temps, ice fishing heats up

The recent cold weather across Idaho doesn’t mean the end of fishing until spring. For many, the best fishing of the year is just getting started.

Idaho bighorn sheep auction starts Jan. 8

Hunters interested in bidding for the ultimate bighorn sheep hunt can attend the Wild Sheep Foundation Banquet and Auction in Reno from Jan. 8-10, or bid online beginning Jan. 10 at 8 p.m. MDT.

Tag, license fee hike would let residents ‘lock in’ price

Idaho Fish and Game will ask Idaho lawmakers this legislative session to consider a proposal to increase resident Idaho license and tag fees, but the request has a twist.

WSU wolf researchers cast doubt on lethal control

Washington State University researchers have found that it is counter-productive to kill wolves to keep them from preying on livestock. Shooting and trapping lead to more dead sheep and cattle the following year, not fewer.

Predator tag discounts continue

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has approved a plan to continue offering discounts on nonresident tags for large predators in some units. The discounts will apply to black bear, mountain lion and wolf tags.

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Retired firefighter runs for fitness, fun in cities all over the world

Steve Munson, 61, retired from a life dedicated to fire management with the Forest Service. Now he runs — eight to 15 miles every other day, and 26.2 at least once a month.

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Hunt auction benefits ‘Wounded Warriors’

Edd and Leanne Woslum of Yellow Wolf Ranch, near White Bird, donated a white tail hunt for the Wild Sheep Foundation’s auction in February.

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First Deer

Laura Fischer of Grangeville recently got her first deer while hunting with her father, Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game district conservation officer George Fischer.

Four wolf trapping courses slated

Idaho rules require prospective wolf trappers to successfully complete a Wolf Trapper Certification course before they can purchase wolf trapping tags.

Coho, chinook harvests end this week

The historic, first time ever season for coho salmon in Idaho will end for the year Sunday, Nov. 16 in the Clearwater River basin.

Ski swap set for Nov. 22

Snowhaven Ski and Tubing Area’s annual ski swap has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Nov. 22 at the Grangeville High School cafeteria.

Night Shoot: Uhlorn closes in on Jungert

Weather for the fourth week of Cottonwood Gun Club’s six-week night shoot was clear and cool.

F&G board meeting to cover traps, tag fees

The Fish and Game Commission will hold a quarterly meeting in Post Falls on Nov. 12-13.

Steelheaders running hot

Large steelhead are now being caught on the Salmon River.