Sports & Outdoors
Stitch in Time
New blinds at KNWR: In an effort to
better serve our waterfowl hunters, Kootenai
National Wildlife Refuge has been replacing the
old waterfowl hunt blinds with a newly designed
blind. Three blinds were replaced in 2015 and
five blinds were replaced this summer.
edge Kellogg, Priest River: What
started as a cool morning on North Government
Way in Hayden Saturday turned into a soggy
affair as Badger cross country hit the 5k course
at Hayden Canyon. Over 18 teams from all over
the Northwest converged on the halfway point of
the season to make for tough competition.
Easy ways to introduce novices to hunting:
It's easier than ever to introduce
someone new to hunting in Idaho. One way is
through Idaho Fish and Game’s Hunting Passport,
which offers novice hunters, both young and old,
the opportunity to hunt for one year before
needing to complete a hunter education course.
Identity theft services offered for IDFG breach:
Active Network, the Texas-based company
that owns and operates Idaho Fish and Game’s
hunting and fishing license system, announced
Friday that it will offer the following identity
theft services to all Fish and Game license
buyers whose personal information may have been
compromised by an attempt last month to access
the online license system.
Another exciting demo derby!
Bonners Ferry, smashed his way to a first place
finish in the 2016 Lions Club Demolition Derby,
defeating second place finisher Chris Cook,
Lewiston. Coming in third was James Smith,
Bonners Ferry. In the women's competition, Cindy
Sumpter, Bonners Ferry, went home with the first
place trophy. In all, around 30 drivers took
return to Farragut: On Saturday the
Badger cross country team returned to the site
of the 2015 State Championships: Farragut State
Park. Timberlake High School hosted the 5k
course, featuring a wide variety of turns and
hills on a warm, sunny day. Schools from as far
as Boise made the trek north to test the course
and North Idaho competitors.
Badgers fine-tuning their game:
With the five non-league games the Badgers face
this season, they are getting much needed
playing time as well as a fierce test. Week one
culminated with a 44-0 loss to Lakeland, a
strong 4A rival. And now with week two behind
them, having played Lakeside, they are picking
up their game and fine-tuning the offense and
defense to bring it strong in the upcoming
runners at home for first time in years:
Badger cross country returned home for
the first time in five years when Bonners Ferry
High School hosted the home invite at the 3.1
mile Naples course on Saturday. A cool morning
and rain the night before kept the sandy course
packed down which aided runners in tackling
difficult hills and turns.
Youth invited to IDFG hunt: Any
youth hunters ages 10-15 are welcome to join the
Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s annual youth
waterfowl hunt on Saturday, September 24, at the
Clark Fork Driftyard near Clark Fork, Idaho.
Volunteers needed for trail party:
Volunteers are needed for repairing the Boulder
Meadows trail near Naples in a work party set
for Friday, September 9. Volunteer crews will be
digging water drainage ditches, installing water
bars, and replacing soil that has been washed
off the trail.
harriers work out rust in season opener:
Badger cross country racing began on
August 27 at J. Neils Park in Libby, Montana.
The flat, three-mile course made for great times
and an early learning experience for young
Badger teams. This year the Badgers return
seniors Eric Ellis and Alex Urbaniak as well as
gaining senior Elisabeth Cowley.
Leftover deer, elk tags going on sale:
Approximately 156 deer and 161 elk
controlled hunt tags not issued during the
recent second drawing for deer, elk, pronghorn
and black bear will go on sale first come, first
served August 25 at 11 a.m. Pacific Daylight
Controlled hunt results now online:
Hunters who applied in the second controlled
hunt drawing for elk, deer, pronghorn, and fall
black bear can check online to see whether they
were successful in the recent computerized
Idaho approves grizzly bear management plan to
manage harvest as part of removing bears as
endangered species: Action as
part of a plan to limit the take of grizzly
bears in Idaho toward the end of removing the
Greater Yellowstone population from the federal
list of threatened and endangered species.
Hunters can extend their seasons with second
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission reduced the
price for second elk tags if purchased during
August, and hunters are taking advantage of the
Fall Chinook seasons open September 1:
An exciting fall Chinook season is ahead for
anglers, with September 1 marking the first day
of the season.
Chinook fishing closing soon on most Idaho
rivers: But fall season will
be opening in about a month.
Fall Chinook fishing to open September 1:
Chinook salmon fishing will open on three Idaho
rivers, including the Clearwater.
Deer hunt blind available for hunters with
disabilities through drawing at Kootenai Refuge:
Those with disabilities that prevent or make it
difficult to hunt big game can enter a drawing
for a special hunting opportunity at the local