Into the Outdoors

  • Last chance to buy controlled hunt tags started Monday, Aug. 25

    Posted by Roger Phillips on August 25, 2014

    In some controlled hunts there were more tags available than applicants, so those leftover tags are available on a first come, first served basis. For a list of available leftover tags go to  here.

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  • Evolution of the South Fork Boise River continues with flush

    Posted by Roger Phillips on August 18, 2014

    Slides have put lots of debris into the South Fork of the Boise River.

    Water managers with the Bureau of Reclamation increased flows in the South Fork of the Boise River on Monday to restore fish habitat damaged by last year’s wildfires. The bureau is increasing the river volume from Anderson Ranch Reservoir by 400 cfs (cubic feet per second) and again Tuesday by another 300 cfs. The flow will remain at 2,400 cfs for eight days.

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  • Boise man named Field & Stream 'Hero of Conservation'

    Posted by Roger Phillips on August 6, 2014

    Ken Miracle of Boise was named one of six "Heroes of Conservation."

    The magazine lauded Miracle as "a photographer who donates his images to benefit sage grouse and also works hands-on to restore wet meadows — important areas for sage grouse chicks to feed.

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  • Driggs gets Silver Level award as a mountain biking destination

    Posted by Roger Phillips on August 6, 2014

    Once a year, IMBA recognizes outstanding mountain bike trails and locations with the IMBA Model Trail awards. The goal of this program —which encompasses Epics, Ride Centers, Flow Trails and, new this year, Community Bike Parks—is to inspire and inform so that we can all have more great places to ride.

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  • Sawtooth forest drops fire restrictions except at SNRA

    Posted by Roger Phillips on August 5, 2014

    A series of storms have come through the area and weather stations are showing levels of precipitation that indicate it is not necessary to go into fire restrictions, Sawtooth Forest officials said Tuesday, Aug. 5

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  • A little love from our westerly neighbor, Oregon

    Posted by Roger Phillips on August 4, 2014

    As neighbors go, you could do a lot worse than Oregon and its variety of scenery.

    The Oregon Coast is a favorite for many Idahoans seeking the cool, green coastal experience, and apparently, the vacation traffic flows in both directions. 

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