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Active Network to compensate Idaho hunters

Active Network, the company that provides Fish and Game's online licensing system, experienced technical difficulties Wednesday, Aug. 6, due to the large volume of transactions involving leftover tag purchases and was forced to shut down.

Washouts close Magruder Road near state line

Forest Service officials anticipate reopening a section of the Magruder Corridor Road by next Friday, Aug. 29, that closed last week due to damage and blockage suffered during a high water incident.

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Step Up, Let’s Go, Come on

Wagon train harkens back to local history

“A few years back, some Mormon kids wanted to reenact it,” Bruce Graham said.

‘Restrictive’ seasons set: Upland bird hunting dates announced

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has approved a restrictive season for sage grouse.

Waterfowl plan public comments due Aug. 8

Waterfowl hunters in Idaho have a chance to comment on proposed 2014-2015 duck and goose seasons during an upcoming open house scheduled Friday, Aug. 8, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Clearwater Regional office, 3316 16th Street in Lewiston.

Night golf scheduled

What’s night golf? It’s golf played on the course after dark with special glo-balls and other illuminated equipment — “the second most fun thing you can do in the dark,” according to organizers Lois Geary and Lynda Williams.

Controlled tag purchase deadline coming up

Big game hunters who were drawn in controlled hunt drawings for deer, elk, antelope and bear have only until Aug. 1 to purchase their tags. Any tags not purchased by that date will be forfeited.

Sports...in brief

GHS football parents meeting slated Aug. 7; ‘Raspberry ’ fun run goes Aug. 3; Football camp set Aug. 11-12; ‘Riggins Salmon Run’ fun run set to go Sept. 13; City softball showdown scheduled; St. Mary’s Hospital golf scramble set; JAKES Day all set for Aug. 9.

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IDFG pursues Dixie-area whitetail deer waste

Someone picked the day the United States celebrates its freedom to mock another of the nation’s great traditions: hunting. And it wasn’t the first time.

Wilderness wolves win a reprieve

IDFG winter culling postponed until 2015

Faced with a legal challenge by conservationists and an imminent hearing before a federal appeals court, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (“IDFG”) has abandoned its plan to resume a professional wolf-killing program in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness during the coming winter.

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Locals lost, found in the Gospels

Just days after his famous sister visited the area, Dr. Jerad Pikus and three of his kids spent an unplanned night in wilderness.

Outdoors...in brief

Fire breaks out in Hells Canyon; Football camp set Aug. 11-12; Couples golf tournament coming up; Little Salmon River season closes July 27; Fall chinook seasons set

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Mountaintop Man: Lookout looks back at 30 years

You can see it all from here and Gary Dutcher has seen a whole lot.

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Right Backhand, Right On

Dawson Palm, visiting his Krogh and Frei cousins who live in the Grangeville area, finished No. 8 on the Lions Park disc golf course with a flourish Monday afternoon, July 14.

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Labrador: county shooting range in the works

Congressional Rep. Raul Labrador today, July 9, is introducing legislation to set up a permanent county-operated shooting range on about 31 acres north of Time Zone Bridge.