Out and About: Outdoors news of note

Statesman staffAugust 29, 2013 

SKIING, SNOWBOARDING

Bogus to open Downtown office Aug. 30

The sales office on Bogus Basin Road will be open to register for lessons, lease equipment and purchase or pick up 2013-14 season passes.

Office hours Aug. 30-Sept. 2 will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For information, go to bogusbasin.org.

FISHING

Don’t snag Mores Creek kokanee

A large number of kokanee are making a spawning run up Mores Creek out of Lucky Peak Reservoir and some anglers are trying to catch them by snagging, which is illegal.

Idaho Fish and Game put out a warning this week that snagging is a common violation during kokanee runs and is defined as taking or attempting to take a fish by use of a hook or lure in any manner or method other than enticing or attracting a fish to strike. All game fish (including kokanee) not hooked in the mouth or jaw must be released.

HUNTING

Women’s outdoors clinic set in Nampa

Registration is being taken for a clinic teaching women skills such as shooting a rifle, survival and fly fishing. Space is limited.

The Women Of the Woods clinic, sponsored by Idaho Fish and Game, is free and open to women 18 and older.

The clinic will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Fish and Game Nampa Research Office, 1414 E. Locust Road, just south of the Wilson Springs area.

Other skills to be taught, include preparing for the hunt, field dressing big game and upland game birds, map, compass and GPS use, and fishing basics.

Advanced registration is necessary; contact lauren.lapinel@idfg.idaho.gov.

Idaho wolf-hunting season opens Aug. 30

The 2013-2014 season opens throughout the state on Friday. It runs through March 31, except in the Lolo, Selway and Middle Fork zones and in the portion of Unit 16 in the Dworshak-Elk City Zone, north of the Selway River where the season closes June 30.

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