Out and About: Outdoors news of note

Statesman staffDecember 19, 2013 

CONSERVATION FUNDRAISER SET THURSDAY, DEC. 19

Idaho Statesman columnist Tim Woodward and the crew from Wide Eye Productions will be on hand from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Idaho Mountain Touring, 1310 W. Main St. in Boise, for a signing of a DVD twin gift pack, “Idaho, the Movie,” and “Wildlife of the West.” Woodward wrote and narrated “Idaho, the Movie,” which won an Emmy. The twin pack sells for $29 and all proceeds from the sales Thursday night will go to four nonprofit conservation groups: The Land Trust for The Treasure Valley, The Nature Conservancy for Idaho, The Idaho Conservation League and Idaho Fish & Wildlife Foundation.

GET TO KNOW IDAHO’S WILDLIFE AREAS

Looking for a place to fish, hunt, or watch wildlife? Check out one of Idaho's 32 Wildlife Management Areas. Maps specific to each WMA have been revised and are available at Idaho Fish and Game’s website at fishandgame.idaho.gov. Click on “wildlife” and then “wildlife management areas.” The agency also has a new WMA viewer app you can download on your phone. For a link, go to the Into the Outdoors blog at IdahoStatesman.com. The application allows you to get interactive maps on your phone that show boundaries of WMAs and other information.

SIGN UP TODAY FOR KIDS WINTER WILDLIFE DAY CAMP

The deadline is Thursday, Dec. 19, for students in second, third and fourth grades to sign up for a free Winter Day Camp at the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge visitor center in Nampa. A full day of hands-on exploration of how animals and plants survive the challenges of winter will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m on Jan. 2 and repeated on Jan. 3. For more information or to register, call 467-9278, email deerflat@fws.gov or go to fws.gov/deerflat.

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