Out and About: Idaho outdoors news of note

Statesman staffNovember 21, 2013 


It’s as traditional as Thanksgiving. The Boise Gun Club’s Turkey Shoot is Wednesday, Nov. 27, at the gun club, 2350 E. Kuna Mora Road. Shooting is 3 p.m. to midnight, but officials advise shooters to come early. There will be trap shooting for youth, intermediate and expert. More than 750 meat prizes will be given to flight winners. Entry fee is $6. The competition is open to shotguns only and no steel shot. For more information, call the Boise Gun Club at 342-0892 or go to boisegunclub.com.


A free class on the basics of snowshoeing for women is 7 p.m. Nov. 27 at REI, 8300 W. Emerald St. in Boise. It will deal with selection of gear, where to go to get started and essential gear. Registration is required by calling 322-1141 or going to rei.com/stores/boise.


It’s not too early to start planning your hikes for next summer. The Idaho Statesman has launched its interactive guide for five Southern Idaho hikes. How does the Sawtooth Wilderness, White Clouds or Bruneau Sand Dunes sound for starters? Link to the interactive guide here.


Idaho’s hunt area 56-3, in the Magic Valley region, was expanded by Fish and Game, and the season was extended to reduce agricultural damages. The change expands the antlerless hunt east and south of the current boundary into several areas with chronic depredation. Extending the season through Dec. 31 is expected to increase the overall harvest of antlerless elk. The hunt began Oct. 1 and would have ended Nov. 30.

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