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Safe, accessible fishing fun for youngsters Directions – Located just south of town of Winchester With fondness I remember the times that Grandpa off of US Highway 95. Take Joseph Ave. south to reach would take a couple of grandkids for a day of fishing. the sportsman access side of the lake. Or take Camas Instinctively he knew the best places for kids to experi- Street and follow signs to Winchester Lake State Park. ence a successful fishing trip. Easy access, facilities and Tolo Lake – Provides fishing in the wide-open Camas within an hour’s drive were just as important as a good Prairie. It’s easy to get to and supports a warm water fishing report. fishery. If you would like to treat your children or grandchildren to a day of fishing, Idaho Fish and Game has designated Family Fishing Waters. There are a few choice spots close to home geared toward families and the likelihood you’ll catch fish. These waters are easy to reach and the rules are simple. Below are Family Fishing Waters in the north central Idaho area: Fish – Channel catfish, crappie, large mouth bass Facilities – Boat ramp. Picnic area. Restrooms accessible to disabled persons.

on to the Red River Road (222). Travel approximately 8 miles to the Fish & Game facility.

Spring Valley Reservoir – Surrounded by rolling hills and trees. You can drive right to it and fish from the

Directions – From Grangeville drive south on US Highway 95, turn right onto Lake Road. Drive 2 more miles and you’re there. Karolyn’s Pond – Located at the Clearwater Hatchery’s satellite facility on the Red River. It’s a pretty pond with grassy banks and a dock for fishing. Trout are stocked in the spring and early summer. The Red River flows right past the pond.

Winchester Lake – A beautiful lake in the trees. It’s easy to get to and has good fishing throughout the year. Part of the lake lies within Winchester State Park and anglers will need to pay a fee to access this section of the lake.

Fish – Rainbow trout, largemouth bass, crappie, bull- Fish – Rainbow trout head catfish, perch, channel catfish and tiger muskie Facilities – Restrooms and picnic area Facilities – Boat ramp. Restrooms, picnic and camping Directions – From Grangeville or Kamiah travel east on are accessible to disabled persons. State Highway 14. Near the Shearer Lumber Mill turn

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FAMILY FISHING WATERS CONTINUED sign and drive another 1.5 miles to the reservoir. Trout docks or banks. Trout are stocked in the spring, early are stocked in this reservoir in the spring, early summer summer and fall and it provides good fishing through- and fall. out the year. Campbell’s Pond – A pretty little pond in the trees, Fish – Rainbow trout, largemouth bass, bluegill, crap- with nice clear water and good bank fishing. This pond is stocked with trout in the spring and early summer. pie

Facilities – Boat ramp. Restrooms, picnic and camping Fish – Rainbow trout, largemouth bass and sunfish are accessible to disabled persons. Facilities – Restrooms, picnic and camping Directions – Travel 13 miles east of Moscow, Idaho on Directions – Located 25 miles east of Orofino, Idaho on State Highway 8 through Troy. Turn north at the Fish the Grangemont Road and 1.5 miles west of the junc& Game access sign and travel approximately 2 miles to tion with State Highway 11. From the Grangemont the reservoir. Road look for a Sportsman Access sign. Turn south and Moose Creek Reservoir – Surrounded by rolling hills travel .5 mile to Campbell’s Pond. and trees; a pretty spot that provides good fishing Deer Creek Reservoir – A beautiful mountain reserthroughout the year. voir built specifically for fishing with trout as it’s special catch. Fishing from the shore or a boat are both good Fish – Rainbow trout, largemouth bass, bluegill options on this large reservoir. Facilities – Boat ramp, restrooms, picnic and camping Fish – Rainbow trout, cutthroat trout Directions – Take Idaho State Highway 8, 1.5 miles east of Bovill, Idaho. Turn north at the Sportsmen Access Facilities – Boat ramp, restrooms, picnic and camping

Directions – Located approximately 11 miles north of Pierce, Idaho on State Highway 11. Drive along Hwy 11, look for Fish & Game access sign near historic Townsite 4 (Washington Creek Road). Turn east and travel approximately 1.5 miles. Turn at the Deer Creek Reservoir access sign. It is .5 mile from this turn off to the reservoir. Motorized access is permitted from this point from May 20 through September 30. Non-motorized access is permitted the remainder of the year. Fenn Pond – A small pond next to the Selway River with especially good fishing in the spring and early summer when it’s stocked. Fish – Rainbow trout Facilities – Restrooms and picnic area

Directions – Turn south off of US Highway 12 onto the Selway River road at Lowell, Idaho. Travel 4 miles toward the Fenn Ranger Station. Fenn Pond is located immediately past the Ranger Station between the road and the Selway River.

Advice for Wives of Deer Hunting Fanatics
How to Maintain Sanity During Deer Season Face it: You might as well kiss him good-bye for the rest of the hunting season (at 4:00 a.m.). If you really want to score brownie points, drag your carcass out of the warm bed before the crack of dawn and send him out with a thermos of hot coffee and your best wishes. Then help him drag his carcass (the one he shot) out of the truck and hang it from the tree for all the neighbors to admire. Here are a few tips on how to survive deer hunting sea- flage for their school pictures!” son and maintain peace in your home: 4. Intercede for him. When the neighbor comes to com1. Accept it. Yes, he would rather be in the deer woods plain that she’s tired of looking at the gutted deer carthan with you. Yes, he would rather spend his only day cass dangling from your children’s swing set, stand by off freezing his rump off in a deer stand for hours on your man. Run off the dogs that are trying to eat the end without moving a muscle until a prize deer crosses meat; and by all means, keep all toddlers with baseball his path. Yes, he thinks it is more fun (and more impor- bats away! Be ready to call in the tag to the conservation tant) to go hunting than to take you out. Yes, it would department because he won’t have time to, and the fine be cheaper to buy half a steer than to finance the ammo, would probably be more expensive than a year’s supply tags, hunting license, deer processing, and all the other of groceries. expenses required for this “free meat.” 5. Prepare your kitchen. Sanitize every surface (you’ll But just zip it and accept it. Life will go need to get into cleaning mode anyway because your enback to normal after hunting season. tire house is about to get contaminated with deer germs). 2. Be prepared… to drop everything you’re doing at a moment’s notice to come outside and admire his kill. Then get ready to get down and dirty because your help will be needed to skin, quarter, pack, and freeze deer meat for longer than it would take you to go to a grocery store and stock up on hamburger. Set out cutting boards, mixing bowls, and butcher knives (resist the temptation to use any of these items on your husband). Invest in a large supply of aluminum foil and freezer bags. Be ready to stay up until midnight butchering deer meat, even though you got up at 4:00 a.m. to see your mighty hunter off. 6. Take it with a smile. Realize that you are about to run the nastiest load of bloody, hairy laundry that your Maytag has ever had to tolerate (since last year‘s hunting season anyway); and he’s probably going to get mad at you because the Tide smell will spook the deer. He won’t have time to take his boots off at the door, and it will have to become socially acceptable in your household to smell like deer urine. Welcome to hunting season.

3. Take pride. “Yes, I think it’s a great idea to carpet the living room in deer hides! Sure, honey, I think we should mount the rack! No, dear, I don’t mind at all if we have a block party with venison as the menu feature! Why, of 7. Make room in the freezer. Finish off last year’s kill course, I’ll dress the children in camou- before deer season begins, and let the grocery stock get really low because he will feel like a macho hero for “bringing home the bacon” (a.k.a. deer) and becoming the salvation of his poor starving family with his hunting skills. 8. Don’t worry; it will be over soon! Life will go back to normal as soon as deer season is finished! Look forward to throwing a deer roast in the crockpot, and welcome your hubby home with a new (camouflage) nightie and some sexy antlers!

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Bryce Rodacker, then age 11, of Lewiston bagged his first turkey in the Waha area. Bryce’s favorite hunting partner is his grandfather, Rod Paluh, also of Lewiston.

Please take my word for it; I am truly speaking from experience! Yes, I stayed up until midnight last night butchering deer meat. Yes, there truly is a deer carcass hanging from my children’s swing set right now as I type this article. Yes, we have spent more on hunting supplies than groceries this month. And, yes, unfortunately, I have truly had dealings with the neighbors AND the dogs (and the toddlers!). I’m clinging to the hope that it will all be over in just 8 more days… by Krisin McPherson, Associated Content

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Golden shiners were recently discovered for a second der eliminates bag limits and allows any kind of fishing time in Deer Creek Reservoir near Pierce. techniques except for chemicals, poisons, explosives or Shed antler hunting is one of the fastest growing sports Because of the potential negative effect golden shin- electricity. in the hunting world. Some consider the pursuit an Eas- ers can have on the fishery resources of Idaho, Fish and Officials will lower the water level in the reservoir ter egg hunt for the hunter, or the best cure for cabin Game officials will treat the reservoir during September over the next few weeks to make sure no shiners escape fever. Others consider it a great way to introduce kids to month using the chemical rotenone, which selectively over the spillway and to make sure rotenone does not the wonders of the great outdoors. kills fish. get downstream when added to the reservoir. A second Kevin and Diane Schmid of North Idaho Antler Dogs, Golden shiners pose a serious risk to our fishery chemical, potassium permanganate, will be on hand to in Pierce, Idaho have taken their shed antler hunting to resources because they eat the same small food items neutralize the rotenone in the event any of it accidena new level. They specialize in the training of Labrador that trout and kokanee eat. If they escape downstream, tally ends up below the reservoir. retrievers to search and retrieve shed antlers. they have the potential to compete with kokanee in “We are disappointed in the loss of such a great fishThe use of dogs to help find antlers is rapidly growing Dworshak Reservoir. Any potential benefits they may ery, but we will get the reservoir up and running again as in popularity. The highly trained dogs will put a human provide as forage for predatory fish are far outweighed quickly as possible next year,” Hand said. searcher to shame. While most of us can find an antler by fishery losses from competition with other fish that in an open field, the dog’s sense of smell may be the only eat zooplankton. Idaho Fish and Game hope when the antler is buried in grass or hidden in the Deer Creek Reservoir was opened in 2004 and is manbrush. A dog’s nose is at least 300 times (some say 1000 aged as a trout fishery. It quickly gained times) more efficient than a human’s nose. a great reputation, with numerous trout Hunting sheds with a dog is a very exciting experience. caught between 14 to 18 inches and reHe is your partner and enjoys the search. It’s fascinating ports of fish up to 26 inches. to watch the dog work the wind trying to catch scent of Idaho Fish and Game originally an antler. As soon as he sniffs the correct scent he makes documented the first illegal introduca bee-line straight to the antler. He then retrieves it and tion of these baitfish into the reservoir brings it back to you. in August 2006. It was speculated that The hunt for shed antlers requires no license, no ma- they were either introduced by an anjor expenditures for gear, and no restrictions on where gler illegally using live bait or intenClimbing Gear Tents Kayaks hunters can go, though permission may be required to tionally by an individual attempting to explore on some public lands and is necessary for all pri- provide forage for other fish. To prevent vate property. There is no legal season for shed hunting the spread of this unwanted invasive and no rules exist on who can pursue them. So the expe- species, the reservoir was chemically rience is open to anyone with an interest no matter what treated that fall to remove the fish and their age, background, or expertise. For these reasons, prevent their spread into other waters. shed hunting is an excellent individual or family activity “The establishment of golden shiners for all seasons. in Deer Creek Reservoir will severely Downtown Moscow (next to fountain) Open 7 Days A Week • www.hyperspud.com Deer & moose normally shed their antlers in mid- reduce the amount of trout the reservoir December through mid-February; elk, March through will produce, as well as the growth rate April. Prime time to start searching would be February- and size of those fish,” regional fisherMarch before new vegetation conceals the shed antlers ies biologist Robert Hand said. “More or before rodents begin chewing on them for their cal- importantly, the persistence of golden cium and other minerals. A good place to search would shiners will provide a continual source be the deer’s food source, such as wheat and hay fields. for natural migration downstream to Remember to always get permission before entering Dworshak Reservoir, and serve as a private property. Another prime area would be southern source for additional illegal introducexposures where those monster bucks sleep. Walk along tion into other state waters.” fence lines, ditches, and small creeks, a buck or bull elk The penalty for illegally introducing may loose an antler while jumping them. Don’t forget fish in Idaho can be a lifetime revocayour binoculars. You can sit down and glass the sur- tion of fishing and hunting privileges rounding hillsides, covering a lot more ground. Finally, and up to a $10,000 fine. In addition, enjoy the hunt. violators could be charged for treatment costs if Fish and Game feels it is By Diane Schmid necessary. It cost about $60,000 to treat Deer Creek Reservoir last time.




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Bending down to lift my pack, I could definitely feel I hoisted the pack, scanned the area and then began the wear and tear of seven straight days in the wilder- the long walk out to the trailhead, a mere 6 miles off. ness. Success was with us too: my partner and I were packSore muscles, blistered feet and a sticky coating of sweat ing out our second elk. As the hindquarter of the elk seemed to cover every inch of my body. We were here by weighed heavy on my shoulders, I knew we had made choice, though. After years of hunting accessible lands the right decision to hunt deep in the backcountry. I’d that posed no difficulty for the average hunter, we had been fortunate enough to bag an elk on the first day of the hunt, and my partner had just sent an arrow to its decided to head in a little further. mark two hours earlier. It started a few years earlier on a finger ridge perched high in the Pacific Northwest’s Blue Mountains. At sunrise, I gave a long locating bugle and got a response from a receptive bull. Feverishly working our way towards the bugling bull, we cut the distance to a hundred yards. Instantly everything came alive as the herd bull finally broke the morning air with a spine-tingling scream. Peeking through a small opening I could see a handful of cows and a decent raghorn. The wind shifted slightly and the herd started to move deeper in the “hole” that lay below us. I looked over at my hunting companion, Steve Scott of Medford, Ore., and without saying a word we picked our gear and jogged toward the sounds of the breaking brush. We made our way down the center of the finger ridge. A few hundred yards later we broke into an opening and that was when it all became crystal clear: After many years of chasing bulls we realized we had been hunting the wrong areas. It was like someone had just pulled a great curtain back and all the secrets of elk hunting lay before us.

• Carry a good knife and a stone. No reason for carrying three knives and a multi-tool, which may add unneeded weight.

• A hydration pack and a water fi lter can save weight too. Be sure never to drink from a stream no matter how clean it may look. Unless I’m dying of thirst, I’ll use a filter. If you do plan on drinking from a stream, Imodium AD is very lightweight and there are plenty of leaves to help clean up. • A Therm-a-Rest self-infl ating pad has been the best investment I’ve made for backcountry elk hunting. It not only makes for a softer bed, but also keeps in much-needed body heat. • Another necessity is a quality sleeping bag. Look for something lightweight, 3 to 4 pounds. A good mummy bag with a built-in hood is like a condominium in the wilderness. A good stocking cap will conserve body heat at night too.

• Cooking can be done easily with a small butane stove that lights easily and can boil a quart of water within a few minutes. When hunting with a friend, one We were standing in elk heaven! We had bulls to left should carry the stove and the other a lantern that is also and bulls to the right, bulls below us and bulls behind us. compatible with the fuel container. We worked four different bulls that morning and finally Sometimes a hunt takes a different turn. Jerry Wilfong, • A small water pot that will hold about a cup from Lewiston, left his cabin near Orofino, Idaho to hunt sat down by a stream around noon to grab some lunch and a half of water is all the dishes I carry. I can boil wabefore making the long trek back up the hill. deer and came back with this wolf. e wolf was shot ter for coffee singles and freeze-dried meals. The meals November 13, 2009 off of Johnson Mill Road It would take us a solid two hours of climbing up a are not the tastiest, but between those and MREs (Meal vertical ridge without stopping to reach the truck. As our Ready to Eat), that’s about all you need. No canned quads burned from the climb, we made up our minds to good — too heavy. get the gear we needed to be able to stay comfortably in Hunting with camp on your back will keep you mothe wilderness, and experience this type of elk hunting bile and in the hunt if done correctly. Don’t overdo it, every day. This is the only way we hunt for elk now, and many elk have fallen since that day. Just like the two however. Too much weight will ruin your hunt and make for a miserable time. Find out what you can sacrifice mentioned above. to be comfortable and prepared. Granted, I know guys 5th Wheel, Gooseneck & Trailer Getting away from roads and people will boost your who are more serious than me. They count the ounces of odds of harvesting an animal with your bow or gun. what goes into their packs, and I don’t blame them. The Installation Available I can honestly say that every year we venture into the first time I ventured into the wilderness to hunt from backcountry, we have an opportunity to harvest at least my pack, I was so overloaded I stopped and stripped it 807 Snake River Ave. a cow almost every day. Most people are not willing to down to the bare minimum. Lewiston 798-8607 venture too far away from their comfort zone and will A well-equipped pack should weigh about 40 to 50 not walk more than a mile from their pounds. This will hold you over for two to three days. vehicle. CELEBRATING Remember, when you’re loading your pack to head into Many times when you commit to the woods, you only want it heavy on the trip out. The 1 YEAR OF venturing into the great unknown, main benefit of backpack hunting in the wilderness is NEW OWNERSHIP! count on at least a 12-mile jaunt. It that you don’t have to hike in and out every day. We get sounds crazy until you experience the ourselves into a great area, move off a few hundred yards sights and sounds of being in elk every- and settle down for the night and then in the morning, day. Having a mature bull come to your we are right in the middle of all the action. calls rather than turn away at the sound Backcountry hunting is definitely not for every one, will get your blood pumping, and this but for those who have thought about it, give it a try. It’s kind of excitement will push you fura true hunting experience you’ll never forget. ther than expected.

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How Not to Shoot Yourself, Your Hunting Buddies, sible for the death of some stranger or buddy of yours? Farmers Dogs, Farmers Kids, Etc. You should always know what you’re shooting and Every year the news is full of hunting accidents. It’s not just hope it’s a deer. The animal should be fully visbeen a couple of weeks into this years hunting season ible, not just parts. It should be in full light and you and there have already been three or four hunting ac- should know it’s what you’re hunting without a doubt cidents that have occurred. Either that or the limit on before you raise your weapon. Use binoculars to see and make sure your looking at a deer or other animal your orange-backed bipeds has been upped this year. All joking aside it is not funny nor even remotely hunting and not the son of a local farmer who is out dohumorous to have a friend or loved one injured or worse ing the same thing as you are. killed by a hunter who is just not paying enough attention to what he’s doing. I just recently went to a relatives to take care of my Mother in Law after knee replacement and watched as two hunters clad in orange and carrying rifles or shotguns walked along the fence separating the farmers field from the interstate. They were about fifty feet from THE major highway in North Dakota and walking along, hoping to shoot something with four legs. It is this kind of intelligence that gets people shot instead of the animals that they are hunting.

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I am not saying they were doing anything down right stupid but they should have been thinking and not wandering around that close to the interstate. If a deer had jumped out in front of them would they have taken the time to gauge whether their shot would go toward the highway or away from it if they missed the deer. And what if the shot missed or even before getting to the deer it hit one of the numerous metal fence posts and went toward the cars, trucks and semi’s hurtling down I-94. I know the chances of a shot ricocheting from a signpost and hitting a moving vehicle. I can read about the chances of a hunter accidentally shooting someone else every year too. If these hunters had been thinking about others safety and not whether they get their bag then others would not have to worry so much. This is a national problem, not just one in the upper states like North Dakota or Minnesota. Every year hunters are constantly shooting each other, mistaking their companions for other more four legged animals and wounding or killing them.

I am not against hunting per se. I am against hunters who do not use common sense and do not use safety when hunting. I think hunters should use all or most of their kills, eat all the meat or give it away to others who can use it. Not just go after a trophy mount but use the meat and hide even if you won’t use it. There are organizations like Hides for Hunters that will take your hide and sell it with the proceeds going to the betterment of all hunters. It goes into better habitats and wildlife management for the animals that they and possibly you There’s a few of these commandments that talk about are hunting. loaded weapons and safety of guns and bows. You should Find out for yourself about hunting safety by visittreat any weapon as if it is loaded, whether it is or not. ing your states Department of Natural Resources web That way the one time it is loaded you’re alright. Use common sense and think before you go out. Load the site and read what you should be doing for safety and weapon in the field, not at home or in the truck. Point your own health and well being while hunting. Comyour weapon only at your target or the ground. Never mon sense can go a long way to preventing the accidents step over a fence, tree trunk or any other obstacle with that I hear about every year. a firearm in your hands. Be sure of what you’re shooting By Jeff Gedgaud, Associated Content and the direction you’re shooting in. You should know the area and be sure you’re not shooting toward houses, farms, or roads like major interstates. You should always wear bright orange so others can easily see and identify you. And not just a hat, wear a shirt or vest with the universal bright fluorescent orange to show others you want to be seen. Deer cannot see the bright orange; they only see things that move. To a deer, that thing across the field not moving is a funny looking tree until you move. Then it’s dangerous and off they go. As hard as it is to believe I proved that deer are unafraid of humans except when they are marching around the woods making all kinds of noise. I sat with my back against a tree and read a book while waiting. A couple of hours later a deer, possibly curious of my smell came over and sniffed at me. I sat still and didn’t move. It sniffed my book that I had placed in my lap and I sat there and watched the deer standing right in front of me. It’s head close enough that it tickled my face with it’s chin hair. It sniffed me some more as I held my breath and then wandered away. I had totally forgotten the 110 camera setting next to me and did not get a picture. It was one of those moments in my life that I didn’t need evidence it had happened. If you don’t move the deer will not think your a threat. They may even be curious but will not take off at the first sign of blaze orange.

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Fish & Game Commission: Open Letter to Hunters and Idahoans
Wildlife managers and biologists agree that the wolf population in Idaho recovered years ago, and that wolf numbers now need to be controlled to reduce conflicts with people and wildlife.

Allen (A.J.) Painter of Lewiston caught this big mouth bass at Manns Lake on October 2, 2009. e fish weighed in at 7 lbs., .67 oz. and was 25” long. It was caught on a crappie jig that Allen found, after loosing his lure

As you can tell, we are in a tough struggle to regain state management, with scientific and legal battles on many fronts. We are concerned that some matters are dividing our community when we need to be united. For example, there are some who want to argue about what happened in Idaho politics when wolves were introduced in 1994. While we commit to learning from history, we do not want to waste Part of the reason we feel that way is because of how we our energy trying to attack, defend, or change the past. got to where we are. We are fighting a national battle of perception. It is With the court decision to relist wolves for the second easy to paint an ideal world of nature from a desk far away time, the federal system has failed us. Defenders of Wildlife from rural Idaho. We need your help to explain why it is and other special interest groups are using a parade of law- important to manage Idaho’s wolf population, just like we Beef roasts are at their best simply seasoned with a avorful rub, then roasted to perfection. suits to tie the federal government in knots, and the result manage other wildlife. Someone who wouldn’t think twice is against common sense, responsible wildlife management, about calling animal control to pick up stray dogs in the city To prepare rubs, combine ingredients in small bowl. Stir to and the stated intent of the Endangered Species Act. While may not think about how wolves are affecting the lives of mix well. Each rub will season a 6 to 8 pound roast. we will work within the rule of law; we will use all of our in- Idahoans in similar ways - unless we tell them. Apply the rub to the outside surface of the beef, then put it fluence and authority to make this right and put wolf maninto the oven and roast according to the chart provided. Rubs National activist groups try to portray the average Idahoagement back in Idaho’s hands where it belongs. can be applied several hours in advance – just refrigerate, an as a wolf exterminator, lazy hunter or crazy extremist. We covered, until it’s time to cook. Idaho’s lawyers will ask a court of appeals to overturn need your help to prove them wrong, just as Idahoans did Mustard-Pepper Rub ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley U.S. District Court Judge Donald Molloy’s ruling, but we when we participated responsibly in the first wolf hunting Savory Rub 2 tbs Dijon-style mustard 4 tsp garlic powder believe the best solution is to change the law directly. We season in the lower 48 states. We need your help to support 1 tbs mixed black, white, green & 1 tbs sweet paprika will work with Idaho’s congressional delegation, Idaho Gov. change through social networks across the country. pink peppercorns, cracked 1 tsp pepper 2 tsp minced garlic C.L. “Butch” Otter and other states to resolve this problem ¾ tsp salt 1 tsp salt If state authorities are further undermined by court decithrough federal legislation. Solutions will probably not be Espresso Rub Lemon-Thyme Rub sions or inaction at the federal level, there may come a time easy or quick. We will need all of the support we can get to 1 tbs ground espresso 3 tbs chopped fresh thyme beans 2 tbs minced garlic make this happen, and we will keep you posted as to how where we decide the best thing to do is to surrender and 1 tbs packed brown leave wolf management up to the federal government until 1 tbs freshly grated lemon peel you can best help these efforts. sugar 1 tbs olive oil wolves are delisted. But for now we believe the best place 1 tsp salt 2 tsp coarse grind black pepper While we are pursuing change in the courts and in Con- to fix the system and protect Idaho’s interests is by staying 1 tsp coarse grind pepper 1 tsp salt OI-08-333047 gress, we will make the most of the authorities available to involved in management. We appreciate your support. us. We support Gov. Otter’s efforts to reach a new agreeFor more beef info or recipes ment with U.S. Fish and Wildlife to ensure as much flex- Idaho Fish and Game Commission ibility as possible in managing wolves. The Idaho Fish and P.O. Box 492 Game Commission recommended that the U.S. Fish and Asotin, WA 99402 Wildlife Service be in charge of Endangered Species Act enforceYour Quad Cities ment while Idaho focuses on protecting its elk herds and reducing “The difference is professional service!” wolf conflicts. 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Likewise, to control wolves to protect elk herds under the The recent court decision bypassed science and put Idaho wolves back under the protection of the Endangered Species “10(j)” provision of the Endangered Species Act, Idaho must Act based on a legal technicality. Now we must deal with a demonstrate wolf predation impacts based on data that takes time to collect. We must also have our proposals reviewed difficult situation. The Endangered Species Act severely limits Idaho’s abili- by at least five scientists outside our agencies. That means ties to manage wolves, and it is tempting to turn wolf man- we end up a year or more behind the times, using data that agement over to the federal government until wolves can be often doesn’t match up with what you see in the woods todelisted again. But U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials day. We have gotten to the point where we will soon submit have told us they wouldn’t manage wolves to protect Idaho a “10(j)” proposal to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for elk herds, and they don’t share our motivation to protect the wolf control actions in the Lolo Zone, and other proposals interests of our ranchers, pet owners, hunters and rural com- are being developed. When delisting occurred previously, we were poised with a proposal then, too. munities.

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• Prepare your mind. If you are using tools, and you should be, such as a map, navigate. Take a map reading class, read an orienteering book and practice. Like most a compass or a GPS Unit make sure you know how to use them. In order of priority: life skills, navigating in the backcountry is easy to learn. Get Outdoors! Maps are most important to understand and use, proper use of a magnetic needle compass is next and finally a GPS unit. Do not rely solely on your GPS. GPS’s only work well when you’re moving and they don’t work at all with dead batteries. Take a class on using your compass with a map. It is not only interesting, it is also a required life skill for the outdoor enthusiast. • Have a plan and tell someone about it. Whenever you go into the vast backcountry, be sure to tell someone back home where you plan on going, how you plan on getting there and when you’ll be back. If you break your leg, it would be nice if help could find you.

As an outdoor enthusiast you will at some point make a decision to learn how most important thing you can do. Once you’re lost, Sit, Think, Observe and Plan. to navigate in the backcountry. Whether you use a map, compass, GPS receiver or S.T.O.P. will save you. all three, there are several things you should know about successful navigation. Your Some final thoughts: safety and the safety of your companions depend upon it. • It’s OK to write on your map. Backcountry activities such as hiking, orienteering, hunting, climbing, geocaching, You should know how many steps you take to travel 100 yards. Write this fishing, four-wheeling and camping are all loads of fun — until you get lost. That’s • why you should know how to navigate. But navigation doesn’t start when you find number down on your map and in your log book. yourself hopelessly lost. Navigation begins BEFORE your adventure begins so that • When a new land feature presents itself to you, compare it to your map. you don’t place yourself in harm’s way. Let’s take a look at the top tips for successful • Keep your compass hanging around your neck, not in your pack. off road navigation. • Never use your compass on the hood of your car or truck. Compass accuracy The first group of tips pertains to getting ready to go: is adversely effected by metal objects. • Prepare your body. I cannot overstate the necessity for proper preparation. Always travel with extra batteries for your GPS. If you are not in good physical condition when you begin your adventure, you are • placing yourself in danger. No matter what your current physical conditioning is — • Pay attention to natural and manmade features such as fence lines, power improve it before you start. An exhausted body will negate any acquired navigational lines, railroad tracks, ridges, valleys and rivers. skills. Backcountry activities are fun until you get lost. That’s why you should know how to

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• Trust your compass. Many people get lost by trusting their “instincts” instead of their compass.

Now that you are a prepared navigator, you’re ready to go. Here are the remaining tips:

• Always orient your map to the landscape. The best way to do this is to orient North on the map with the North bearing on your compass. I also face north when making directional decisions off of a map. A miss-oriented map can easily lead to confusion. • Be sure of your Declination. The difference between True North and magnetic north is called your declination. This is critical for accurate compass use. If you don’t understand declination, you weren’t paying attention in your map/compass class. If your map is fairly new, use the declination value on the map and adjust your compass as required. If your map is older than 5 years…you’re not very well prepared. Most modern GPS Units calculate the declination value for you. This value should match the value on your map.

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• Always measure for yourself. You’ve prepared for your trip, now you should use what you learned. Bearing (direction of travel) and distance (number of steps or lapsed time) are the two most important measurements to you when traveling in the backcountry. Always measure for yourself, do not rely on anyone else for this. If your partner comes up with something different, sort it out. If you come up with the same thing as your partner, then move on in confidence. • Never travel at night. Although a star lit sky can offer accurate navigational data, traveling at night is risky. Only experienced travelers should travel after dark. The major risk of traveling at night is injury. It is difficult to judge “footfall” distances and terrain in the dark.

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on a rack slightly above coals. Remove when egg looks cooked. Eat directly from can. Watch this one carefully because it tends to cook really fast on the hot fire. Campfire Tinfoil Medley As the name suggests, this dinner is a conglomerate of just about anything you can throw into a tinfoil. Here’s an example: Ingredients: 1lb. meat or poultry of your choice (May substitute your favorite canned meat in place of fresh meat) 2 Potatoes 2 Carrots ¼ cup chopped broccoli Spices (Your choice) Sauce (Your choice) 4 pieces of 2-feet-long heavy duty tinfoil Chop potatoes, carrots and broccoli into 1-inch pieces. Divide into 4 piles and place each pile in the center of the 4 pieces of tinfoil. Divide meat into 4 portions and place on top of potato pile. The thinner the meat is, the faster it will cook. Season with spices or sauce. Fold in all sides to seal tight and lock in juices. Place each tin pouch directly on coals for about 15 minutes. Flip over and leave for another 10 minutes. Check by opening foil with a tong. Every fire burns differently, so be sure to check pouches on occasion. Yours may cook faster than usual. Meat should be completely cooked and potatoes and carrots should be soft. Feel free to substitute ingredients with whatever you have. Other suggested ingredients are: chopped bacon, mushrooms, round onions, etc.

seasoning) 1 lb spaghetti noodles Optional: Diced onions, canned mushrooms Brown corned beef like hamburger. Pour spaghetti sauce over it, heat and mix. Remove from fire. Boil noodles in a separate pot. Add to sauce and mix. It’s as simple as that! Camping Tinfoil Dessert Melt Just have the ingredients at hand, and everyone can build their own. Ingredients (Any of the following will work well): Marshmallows Sliced almonds Chopped peanuts Chocolate chips Sliced bananas Drained canned peaches Canned sliced peaches Graham crackers Crumbled crunchy pretzels Favorite candy bars (diced) Chocolate syrup Strawberry syrup Whipped cream (add after foil comes out of fire) 1 foot long piece of extra heavy duty tinfoil

Cooking a meal outdoors is an essential part of outdoor camping. The smell of a hot meal in the middle of camp kindles an inner hunger that every camper knows. Your camping meal needs to be easy and it needs to be good. The following are a few time-tested camping recipes with easy preparation and delicious results. Some are adjusted for you truly hardcore campers who venture into the wild with no refrigeration for easily perishable goods. Camper’s Power Punch Oatmeal This is a simple hot breakfast that will fill your tummy and energize your morning. Ingredients: 4 packets instant single serving oatmeal (Your favorite flavor) 1 pot boiling water Sliced almonds or peanuts or walnuts or pecans Dried fruit of your choosing (Cranberries, strawberries, apples, blueberries, raisins etc.) 1 tsp flax seed Pour packets of instant oatmeal into bowl. Add enough hot water to get the consistency you like. Stir. Top off with other ingredients. Eat. Now go out to conquer your day!

Combine your favorite meltable ingredients onto a piece of tinfoil. (Chocolates, fruits, and marshmallows are the classics). You may want to add a few crunchy ingredients, and save the rest for after cooking. Fold ends of tinfoil together so contents will not spill out onto coals. Place directly on coals until melting ingredients turn gooey. As tempted as you are to dig in immediately, let it cool a bit before eating. Contents are hot. Add whipped cream, syrups, and other crunchy toppings after pulling Campfire Chili This one is great for the backpacker who is limited on foil pouch out of the fire (optional). Camping Omelet In A Can space and who needs to carry in long-lasting foods. This hearty hot breakfast starts any camping day with 1 can of your favorite chili satisfaction. Campfire Rice Pudding ¼ cup round onions (diced) Ingredients: Eating this by the campfire will catapult your memory 1 can corn 1 can sausage of your choice (Vienna sausage works Pour all ingredients into pot and place on fire. If fire is to when Grandma used to make this treat for you on well) very hot, you may want to elevate your pot on a rack or cold nights. 1 egg hang on a rotisserie-like pole. Heat all ingredients until 1 cup white rice 1 tsp. chopped round onions 1 cup water bubbling. Remove from heat and eat. 1 tsp. chopped green onions (optional) ¼ cup brown sugar Pop off top from sausage can. Drain juices. Crack egg Campfire Stew 5 individual sized packets of powdered creamer over sausage into can. Add onions. (You may want to Cowboys ate stew—why can’t you? This simple favor- Stir all ingredients together and put on a low-heat fire. scramble the egg before pouring it into the can.) Place ite of every household tastes especially If the fire is very hot, elevate pot. Do not stir while cookgood when pulled from the smoky coals ing. Cook very slowly until liquid mixture is mostly abof the campfire. sorbed and rice looks softened. Remove from heat. Stir 1 lb chopped stew meat or hamburger and let cool. Do not let rice burn. Burned rice is no fun to eat and it is a real pain to scrape when cleaning your (or 1 can corned beef ) pot. 1 potato 1 carrot 2 cans tomato sauce Campfire Pancakes 2 cups water Booking Now Salt and pepper to taste (If using Aah, the simpleness of this recipe will refresh your Catch & Release canned corned beef, you may want to morning senses. Serve with your easy-to-pack jelly and omit adding more salt since the corned you’ll be outhumming the hummingbirds all morning. Ingredients: beef is already salted) Hwy 12 • Orofino, ID 83544 Brown meat. Chop potato and car- 2 cups Bisquick Evelyn Kaide, Outfitter rot and add to meat. Stir. Add tomato 1/4 cup sugar sauce, water, and salt and pepper. Boil 1 cup water www.theguideshop.com over campfire until potato and carrot is Crisco-to grease pan Email: guideshop@hotmail.com Cooking tools- 1 grill pan & 1 spatula soft. An alternate easy way to enjoy campfire Pour all contents into a Ziploc bag. Zip tightly and stew is to bring a can of a ready-made knead bag until mixture is completely mixed. Pour panFish the Clearwater River in Idaho stew, open the top, place directly on fire cake-sized rounds into pan. When the mixture begins until bubbly. Remove from heat. Eat to bubble, flip the pancake over. Take off the grill when lightly browned. directly from can. Optional serving suggestions: Sprinkle with flaxseeds or almond slices for a greater energy kick. You may also add dried berries for more antioxidants. Butter lovers Simple ‘Ol Camper’s Spaghetti Don’t let the corned beef ingredient may easily pack in a small bottle of Butter Buds for a scare you away from this yummy dish. “Just-like-I’m-at-home” taste. Eating it, you’d swear it was like regular hamburger spaghetti. Ingredients: 1 can corned beef Other suggestions for cooking the campfire way: 1 can spaghetti sauce (or make your *Avid backpackers and energy burners may want to add own with tomato sauce and spaghetti in a can of beans to any of the main dishes to add protein and fiber for their wilderness experience. *Adding dried prunes to your breakfast will add fiber to your day. *Sprinkle flax seed on any of the above for a special nutty taste and for added health benefits. *Using freeze-dried or dehydrated ingredients will lighten your backpacking load. Be sure to add the right amount of water beOutlaw MOtOr SpOrtS fore using in any of 504 Nw First St. the above recipes. Enterprise, Or 541-426-3491 www.outlawmotorsportsinc.net

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ed in 2004. They tallied 125 birds per square mile, 15 groups per square mile, and nine birds per group.

Biologists counted a total of 1,276 chukars on the Snake River route, the most ever observed since the initiation of this survey in 1994. This total is an increase of 136 percent over the 2008 total of 541 and 76 percent higher than the long-term average of 725, from 1994 through 2008.

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Chukar Counts up in Snake and Salmon River Area
Not only are Chinook and steelhead fishing seasons open in the Snake River, but chukar counts are higher than they’ve been in years on the lower Snake and Salmon rivers south of Lewiston. Idaho Fish and Game biologists surveyed the Clearwater Region’s Salmon and Snake River chukar routes August 26 and 27. They counted more chukars on both routes than in the most recent previous surveys in 2008. The chukar and gray partridge season opens statewide September 18.

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Grease pan. Add chicken to pan and stir until slightly browned. Add onions and stir until onions start to soften and turn a golden brown. Add cream of mushroom soup and water. Continue to stir until mixture starts to bubble. Remove from heat and eat. Serving suggestions: Serve with crackers, bread or biscuits.

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Yes, you can never have too many options when it comes to filling your belly in the wild outdoors. Here are more BBQ in a Pan camping recipes with ingredients that don’t require refrigeration. The ingredients are also easy to carry for the It just doesn’t get easier than this. Just mix and heat. Who says outdoor cooking has to be complicated? backpacking purist. Campfire Pancakes Ingredients: 1 can pre cooked chicken chunks or 1 can precooked roast tips

Aah, the simpleness of this recipe will refresh your morning senses. Serve with your easy-to-pack jelly and 1 bottle barbecue sauce or 1 package powdered barbecue you’ll be outhumming the hummingbirds all morning. sauce Ingredients: 2 cups Bisquick 1/4 cup sugar 1 cup water 1 can baked beans Cooking tools-1 greased grill pan & 1 stirring spoon

A. Under some conditions. If you bought a 2010 wolf tag after March 31, you are eligible for a refund. If you bought the tag before April 1, and certify that you did not participate in any wolf hunt, you would be eligible for a refund, but you must fill in, sign and submit an affidavit. If you bought a wolf tag before April 1 and hunted but did not kill a wolf, you are not eligible for a refund. And if you bought the tag before April 1, but the area you had planned to hunt closed because the harvest limit was met, you are not eligible for a refund. Eligible hunters must submit their request and return the original tag by October 1, 2010, to Idaho Fish and Game, Wolf Tag Refund Request, P.O. Box 25, Boise, ID 83707. Refunds may be made in a state check or an Idaho Fish and Game gift certificate at your preference.

Brown meat in the pan. Add baked beans and barbecue Grouse Permits sauce. Stir until bubbly. Q. Do I need a permit to hunt grouse?

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Pour all contents into a Ziploc bag. Zip tightly and knead bag until mixture is completely mixed. Pour pancake-sized rounds into pan. When the mixture begins to bubble, flip the pancake over. Take off the grill when lightly browned.

Optional serving suggestions: Sprinkle with flaxseeds or almond slices for a greater energy kick. You may also 1 tsp chopped green onions add dried berries for more antioxidants. Butter lovers 1 can pre-cooked chicken or roast tips may easily pack in a small bottle of Butter Buds for a (for protein) “Just-like-I’m-at-home” taste. Open noodle cups. Sprinkle chicken or beef chunks on top. Sprinkle green onion pieces. Pour hot boiling water into Campfire Stirfry each cup. Let sit for 5 minutes until Feeling a bit exotic today? Your tastebuds will awaken to noodles are completely softened. Eat. the freshness of this medley. Ingredients: 1 can chicken chunks or 1 can precooked roast tips 1/2 cup carrots (diced or shredded) 1 round white onion (diced) 1/4 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup water 5 tb sugar 1/2 cup broccoli (diced into 1 inch pieces)

A. It depends. In addition to a valid 2010 Idaho hunting license, hunters need a permit to hunt sage-grouse and Campfire Asian Noodle Medley sharp-tailed grouse. Any person hunting sage- or sharpThis version of a simple meal includes greens and meat tailed grouse must have in possession their license with for more outdoor taste. a sage/sharp-tailed grouse permit validation, available from license vendors at $4.75. No permit other than a Ingredients: hunting license is required to hunt forest grouse, includ4 Asian noodle cups ing blue, ruffed and spruce grouse. Check 2010 upland game rule book for seasons and bag limits. 4 cups hot water

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Cooking utensil- 1 grill pan & 1 spatula or stirring A. It depends. Tags for controlled spoon hunts can’t be exchanged, nor can tags Drain can of meat and place chunks in grill pan. Stir for general hunts that already are open. until lightly seared. Add in carrots, onions and broc- But tags for a general season that has coli and continue to stir until contents start to soften. not opened may be exchanged - for a On the side, mix soy sauce, water and sugar. Add sauce fee of $3.75. Tags can be exchanged mixture to the pan. Continue to stir until veggies are only at a Fish and Game office, and softened enough to easily bite. Sprinkle green onions only once for each species. as a garnish. Chicken Creamed



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