Out and About: Outdoors news of note

Statesman staffNovember 14, 2013 


Boise and Payette national forests’ vendors will begin selling Christmas tree permits Nov. 23. Permits will be available at Forest Service offices and the Interagency Visitor Information Center located at 1387 South Vinnell Way in Boise, starting Nov. 25. Each permit allows one tree to be cut, with a limit of three permits per family. For both national forests, the cost of a permit for one tree is $10, and the maximum height allowed is 12 feet. “A big change we have this year is there will be no permits sold for the Mountain Home Ranger District due to the summer wildfires,” said Audrey Karpe, Boise National Forest tree coordinator.


Hunters are required to file a report on their deer, elk and pronghorn hunts within 10 days after harvesting an animal, or within 10 days after the close of the hunt if they were unsuccessful or did not hunt. Hunters are required to file a report for each tag they bought whether they went hunting or not. To file a report, go to fishandgame.idaho.gov, or call (877) 268-9365 to file reports 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


You can submit your favorite hunting and fishing photos to Fish and Game website. You can also see what others have submitted. Go to fishandgame.idaho.gov/content/gallery. All photos need to be taken in Idaho. Hunting and fishing photos should display the animals in a tasteful manner. Photos should be accompanied with the name and email of person submitting photo and date and general location.

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