Sports & Outdoors
Stitch in Time
Fish and Game looking for your help:
Have you seen a wolf? Scouting for upcoming hunting seasons,
huckleberry picking, and general late summer
recreating are all good reasons for getting away
to Idaho’s great outdoors. If during these
forays, you see a wolf, Fish and Game staff
would like to hear about it.
controlled hunt drawing complete
(find out if you got one): The
moment you've been waiting for is here!
Here's how hunters who applied for controlled
hunts in the second application period can find
out if they were successful.
Disabled hunter access available in the
Idaho Panhandle National Forest: The
Disabled Hunter Access Program on the Idaho
Panhandle National Forest will be available
again this year to qualifying hunters. The
program allows motorized access for hunters with
disabilities on two roads on the Bonners Ferry
Ranger District and three roads on the Sandpoint
Last chance to apply for controlled hunts:
The application period for the second drawing
for deer, elk and pronghorn remains open through
Friday August 15.
New ADA Deer Hunt Blind on
Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge: Kootenai
National Wildlife Refuge has a new Deer Hunt
Blind constructed specifically for disabled big
game hunters. The Refuge will conduct a random
drawing on August 15, 2014, to award ten hunters
an ADA Deer Hunt Permit.
Latest Fish and Game news on: drawing for
controlled hunts, leftover controlled hunt tags,
and fireworks or explosive targets:
In this story, read the latest news from Idaho
Fish and Game on these important topics.
Successful summer for Badger Girls' basketball:
The Badger Girls
have been bringing championships home in summer
tournaments recently. Click on the
headline of this story to read more.
North Idaho baseball team with BF players wins
Idaho championship again, moves to regional play:
The Idaho Little League state champions, with
three members from Bonners Ferry, is once again
playing for a spot in the Little League World
Series. The North Idaho Little League team beat
out Boise in the state championship held in
Sandpoint on July 12th.
Wildlife officials predict good year for deer
Many Idaho hunters are optimistic about taking a
deer, or maybe even two, this fall.
Three consecutive mild winters across most of
Idaho are resulting in unusually high numbers of
mule deer and whitetail deer.
Badger cross country ramping up;
first practice in two weeks: Summer
seems like it just began, but already the time
has come to look forward to the fall running
season. The Badger cross country staff would
like to remind high school runners that first
practice will be held Friday, August 15 at 4:00
p.m. Click on the headline of this story
for more details.
Football players are working hard
preparing for 2014 season: Coach
DePriest writes about preparations for Badger
Football 2014, and gives important dates to
remember for members of the team.
Once nearly gone, Lake Pend Oreille kokanee have
rebounded in a big way--over one million fish:
The Lake Pend Oreille kokanee
are back over the past
eight years, due in large part to an Idaho
Department of Fish and Game strategy aimed at
reducing predation on the smallish game fish.
Unsold non-resident deer and elk tags now
available to anyone as second tag: The Idaho Fish and Game Commission reduced the
price of unsold nonresident deer and elk tags
will sell them as second tags. Any hunter who
has already purchased a deer or elk tag at the
regular resident or nonresident price can now
purchase a second tag for the same species.
Submit your great photos to
Idaho Fish and Game website: Do you have a photo from a recent Idaho hunting
or fishing adventure you want to share? How
about a photo you’ve taken of wildlife in Idaho?
You can submit your favorite photos
electronically for display on Idaho Fish and
Badger Football summer conditioning update:
The Badger football team started our summer
strength and conditioning workouts last Monday.
There were many positives and some areas of
Fish Stocking Schedule:
Time to plan your fishing strategy for the month
of June. And to help out, check out the June
fish stocking schedule for Idaho's Panhandle
waters, just released by the Idaho Fish and Game
Department. You can see the stocking schedule,
which includes several Boundary County lakes, by
June 14 is Free Fishing Day in Idaho:
Saturday June 14 is your chance to try fishing
for the first time, or dust off your rod and put
it back into use. It is Free Fishing Day in
Idaho, and Idaho Fish and Game invites everyone
to celebrate the day by fishing anywhere in
Idaho without a license.
Kokanee Catch Limit Increased on
Lake Pend Oreille: Anglers fishing Lake Pend Oreille will be
allowed to harvest more kokanee as a result of a
vote by the Idaho Fish and Game Commission to
increase the limit there.
Badger softball finishes strong in league
and district play: Let's go back in time to Friday, April 25. The
Badgers hosted the visiting Troy Trojans for
Senior Night. All three seniors: MaKenzie Carle,
Brianna Reasoner and Arista Winey were honored
as well as the foreign exchange students Ale,Mint and Jin in addition to three seniors from
Troy. The Badgers had a standout
Badgers Advance to Championship Game, Add Three
to All-League Team:
The Bonners Ferry Badgers baseball team advanced
to the district championship game by defeating
the Priest River Spartans 6-1 in the first round
of Intermountain League tournament play Thursday
Idaho F&G Accepting Applications for
Controlled Hunt: Hunters
hoping to draw tags for big game controlled
hunts this fall should submit their applications
in the next few weeks, according to the Idaho
Department of Fish and Game.
IDFG considers increased kokanee harvest:
Continued improvement of North Idaho’s Lake Pend
Oreille kokanee population has the Idaho
Department of Fish and Game considering an
increase to the harvest limit.
busy for Lady Badgers softball: April continues to be a busy month for the
high school softball team, with many girls
putting in time for both the JV and Varsity
squads. With six games over the course of six
days between the two, the Badgers had a
disappointing record to show for a hard fought
week of softball. With many close loses, the
team went 1-5 overall between April 14 through
Hall qualifies for 2014 World Team trials:
In his first tournament since his ACL knee
surgery last August, Adam Hall qualified for the
2014 World Team Trials at the Las Vegas/ASICS
U.S. Open wrestling tournament April 18-19.
Busy week for Badger girls: It sure has been a busy week for the Badger
softball team! With seven games in the past six
days they have earned a well-deserved day of
rest on Sunday.
Excavating wins championship: The Boundary County Volleyball Association
finished their season with a round robin
tournament and in a close competition between
the top three teams, Kelly’s Excavating won the
‘A' League championship.
Though she couldn't compete with her
fellow cheerleaders at state due to
injuries from a car crash the night the
team earned their state berth, the team
presented her with a beautiful Badger
Pride plaque for her indomitable spirit
following their state performance.
Kelsey and her parents were able to
attend state, but they're back home and
Kelsey is hard at work in rehab to gain
back what she lost.
Lady Badgers take first win of the season:
The Badgers varsity girls softball team
travelled to face Sandpoint's varsity team in a
double-hearer Tuesday evening, falling dismally
in the opener but roaring back to win game two
7-3 and their first win of the season.
Badger wrestlers keep tradition alive:
The Bonners Ferry Wrestling Program is in full
swing for the spring season, with wrestling Freestlye
and Greco-Roman in several tournaments over the
last couple of weeks.
Little League tryouts this week: Little League tryouts will be held from 5 to 7
p.m. Friday, March 28 and from 9 a.m. to noon
Saturday, March 29, at the west end of the
fairgrounds ball fields.
Please be at the batting cages, located near the
parking lot of the old downtown mill, if your
child plans to play this year in any group other
Coaches looking to build lacrosse program:
you looking for an exciting new spring sport?
Coaches John Niewieroski and Brandon Glaza are
looking to start a new lacrosse team in Bonners
Ferry for boys in grades four through eight.
girls have good first outing: The Badger's JV softball team played a double
header Thursday, March 20, against the Post
Falls Trojan's C-team and did very well for
their first game. By Sam Schneider
B-run steelhead restrictions lifted:
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission voted
unanimously to lift the restrictions on harvest
of “B-run” steelhead on the Clearwater River for
the remainder of the 2014 season effective
immediately. The decision was made during the
commission meeting on Thursday, March 20, 2014.
IDFG Commission adopts 2014
rules: The Idaho Fish and
Game Commission Thursday, March 20, adopted the
2014 seasons for deer, elk, pronghorn, black
bear, mountain lion and gray wolf, as well as
seasons and limits for Spring Chinook Salmon as
proposed by Fish and Game biologists.
Bound for state ...
The Bonners Ferry High School
Dance Team will also be traveling to the Idaho Center in Nampa
Friday, where they will compete in four different dance
categories ... GO, BADGERS!
The Bonners Ferry High School Cheerleaders will be heading
to state competition Friday, March 21, at the Idaho Center in
Nampa. The Badgers will be competing in three divisions; 3-A All
Girl Show Routine, Group Stunt, and Pom Routine. They are very
hopeful that teammate Kelsey Shutes, recovering from injuries
sustained in a car crash the day she and her team won district
and the state berth, will be able to attend and watch. The
community's prayers and support are appreciated.
leaders wanted: Do you want to reduce your risk of falls?
Stretching and bending your arms and legs with a
crowd of happy people can help you reach that
goal. Panhandle Health District (PHD)
coordinates a group of volunteer leaders who
teach Fit and Fall Proof classes.
Badger boys off to
state: The Bonners Ferry Badger boys basketball team
earned a trip to state Thursday evening,
traveling to Timberlake and downing the Tigers
36-33 in a loser-out game decided at the free
throw line with only 35 seconds left on the
-- Badger boys open district play tonight --
The Badger boys basketball team travels to Timberlake
to take on the Tigers at 7 p.m. tonight, February 27, in the
opening round of the Intermountain League Championships. Please
plan to go cheer them on!
tops in Elks Hoop Shoot: Trey Bateman, 8, won the
Elks Hoop Shoot Northern Competition in Kellogg last Saturday.
Trey hit 23 out of 25 free throws to win the 8 and 9 year old
division. Trey also earned top shot honors by hitting the most
free throws in all age groups. The district competition hosted
the best free throw shooters in North Idaho