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Columbian sharp-tailed grouse plan

Up for public comment through June

Idaho Fish and Game is seeking public The Columbian sharp-tailed grouse is one of six subspecies of sharp-tailed grouse in North America.

Sports...in brief

Blackmer Memorial tourney set May 29-30; Youth golf camp set to run June 15-19; White Bird Rodeo books open June 8; Swimming pool to open June 6; new swim classes offered; Basketball car wash scheduled for May 30.

IDFG clears up rules on leftover youth tags, disabled hunter companions

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission recently adopted rules that took effect May 20, clarifying the disabled hunter companion and purchase of leftover youth tags rules.

Main Salmon River powerboat reservation system starts June 1

Beginning June 1, 2015 private powerboaters will be required to use an online reservation system for jet boating on the Main Salmon Wild and Scenic River.

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Chinook fishing hot spot access, parking secured

Thanks to a recent land purchase and an access agreement with private landowners along the Little Salmon River near Riggins, chinook salmon anglers now have additional access to this popular fishery.

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Clearwater Chinook Running Hot

The most recent South Fork Clearwater River harvest report estimated the chinook salmon catch rate at less than eight hours per keeper while anglers on the Salmon and Little Salmon rivers totaled more than 800 keepers May 11-17.

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Bruzas Bags One

Nelson Bruzas of Grangeville got his tom at 5:50 a.m. on the last day of turkey season, after three early mornings waiting in the blind. He is the son of Peter and Aminta Bruzas.

Sports...in brief

Blackmer Memorial tournament organized; "Spring Fling" coming up this weekend; Chinook salmon stream into Idaho; CAP calls led to 111 poaching cases, 188 citations in 2014; Softball group picks up Monday, Thursday evening games; St. Mary’s slates sports physicals; F&G board to meet in Lewiston May 19-20.

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Grangeville hosts Wounded Warrior for turkey hunt

Wounded Warrior Army SPC Seth Wakeling, and his pop, Brian, of Reno Nev., joined the Fischer family for a three-day turkey hunt. They had a great visit and Grangeville was a great host.

Chinook season opens Saturday

The spring chinook salmon fishing season will open April 25, on parts of the Clearwater, Lochsa, Salmon and Snake rivers.

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GCC Gets New Waterworks

Aaron Williams of Aera Excavation helped complete the installation of a new pump at Grangeville Country Club on Tuesday, April 21.

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Top students enjoy bird clinic at Flying B Ranch

Young hunters are the future of conservation and the hunting tradition. By introducing our youth to the joys of hunting at an early age, we can ensure the future of hunting and conservation remains strong.

IDFG reports 770 wolves as hunters, trappers take 100 fewer

The 2014 annual summary of wolf monitoring in Idaho is now available, and shows wolf numbers remain well above the 150 wolves and 15 breeding pairs required to keep gray wolves off the endangered species list under the 2009 delisting rule.

Bowhunter course slated April 25-26

The Camas Prairie Bowmen and the Idaho Fish & Game will be hosting this year’s Bowhunter Education class at Grangeville Elementary-Middle School on April 25-26.

Chinook on the way, may arrive a month earlier than usual

As of Monday, April 6, Riggins-area guides were anticipating an early arrival by the chinook now traversing the Columbia River system.