Nov 26, 2017 The Yellow Pine Times

Nov 26, 2017 The Yellow Pine Times – Valley County, Idaho

Note: Thank you for your 2018 Yellow Pine Calendar orders. Folks will be notified when they are mailed.

Village News:

Thanksgiving in Yellow Pine

The annual Thanksgiving Day pot-luck was held at The Corner this year.
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Yellow Pine Tavern

Watch all of your favorite sports on our Big Screen TV at the Yellow Pine Tavern.

Featuring Football

Open 9am to 8pm (or later on game nights)

Christmas potluck will be at the Tavern. Look for further updates on the time and what the Tavern will be providing.

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The Corner

The Corner is closed for the season. Stop by if you need wood permits. We will reopen after we have the baby.

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Hunter’s Missing Rope

Looking for a 5/8th inch climbing rope that is white with a green stripe that was stretched across the river from the Yellow Pine Campground by the concrete bridge to the other side. of the river. It was removed while we were hunting on the far side. If you or someone know of it’s whereabouts, please leave it at the Yellow Pine Tavern for us. Thank You.
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Diamond (Kennedy) Fuel & Feed


Did you know you can order pet food from Diamond Fuel & Feed and have it delivered to Yellow Pine via Arnolds? Give them a call.
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Bear Aware

It is probably safe to put bird feeders back out. Bears in our area usually hibernate by Halloween per our local F&G office.
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YPFD News:

There are YPFD T-shirts, as well as YPFD patches and stickers for sale at the Tavern now.

Training will resume in the spring.
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VYPA News:

Next meeting June 2018
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Fall Rx Burns planned

Cascade Ranger District: Slash piles will be ignited in the following locations: Warm Lake, Yellow pine, Landmark and Crawford. It will be pile burning for two days.

The Krassel Ranger District plans to ignite 1,600 acres in the Fourmile drainage, and 2,000 acres in the Bald Hill project area.
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Local Observations:

Monday (Nov 20) rain by daylight, overcast and above freezing. Still have about 1.5″ of old snow on the ground this morning and bare patches under trees are growing. Fresh fox tracks in the neighborhood. Rain/snow mix then all snow then back to rain mid-day, clouds so low it looks foggy. No birds or wild critters around, very quiet day, high of 37 degrees. Drizzled all afternoon and evening, still sprinkling at dark. Foggy like the clouds were right down on us after 1030pm.

Tuesday (Nov 21) overnight low of 30 degrees, overcast and light fog along the river this morning. Rather low airplane went over at 1030am. Fog thickening and light rain after lunch. Misty droplets and thicker fog later in the afternoon, high of 40 degrees. Misting and foggy at dark. Probably rained all night.

Wednesday (Nov 22) it warmed up during the night to 40 degrees, fog and light misty rain this morning. The snow is going away again except in the shady spots where it’s icy. Spied a stellar jay flying over the neighborhood. Fog and misty drizzle until lunch time. Mail truck was a little late, moving rocks on the South Fork road. Break in the rain early afternoon, cracks in the clouds, high of 48 degrees. Cloudy and foggy this evening. Heard a pileated call just before dark. Around midnight the fog was “sweating” droplets of moisture (not exactly rain) and there was a clear spot overhead with Orion’s Belt twinkling.

Thursday (Nov 23) early morning passing shower, stayed above freezing overnight, low of 34 degrees. Mostly cloudy this morning, rising sun peeking thru breaks in the clouds, light fog along the river and belts of fog drifting across the flanks of the mountains. Mostly cloudy, breezy and warm for this time of year, “snow eater” winds gusty at times, high of 55 degrees. Started sprinkling late in the afternoon, hard rain after dark. Rained all night.

Friday (Nov 24) stayed above freezing, overnight low of 36 degrees. Most of our old snow is gone except in the shade. Wet month, so far over 5″ of water. Nice weather today, partly sunny and mild with very light breezes, high of 48 degrees. Clearing and temps dropping with the sun.

Saturday (Nov 25) overnight low of 22 degrees, frosty and mostly cloudy this morning. Heard a hairy woodpecker cheeping. Some traffic today including an airplane around 1030am. Overcast, damp and a chilly breeze this afternoon, high of 40 degrees. Quiet, cool, cloudy evening. Warm breezy night.

Sunday (Nov 26) warmed up during the night, cloudy and stayed above freezing. A few sprinkles on and off before and after lunch time and blustery. Steady rain this afternoon and a bit breezy, high of 56 degrees. Still raining after dark and above freezing.

Weather Notes:

Boise set a record high temperature for Thanksgiving this year. Here is the Yellow Pine water data to see how we compared to past Thanksgivings.

YP Thanksgiving Day High/Low Temps

11-25 2010 25F / 6F
11-24 2011 41F / 29F
11-22 2012 38F / 19F
11-28 2013 41F / 17F
11-27 2014 41F / 34F
11-26 2015 33F / -2F
11-24 2016 38F / 26F
11-23 2017 55F / 36F

Idaho News:

Cascade’s beloved ‘pie lady’ passes away

Dean Johnson, KTVB November 21, 2017

Dorothy Jean Grimaud was nicknamed the pie lady of Cascade. She was well-known for her pies. (Photo: KTVB)

Valley County has lost a legend. She was known around the state as the “pie lady,” but around Cascade, Mrs. G was known for decades as a neighbor who cared about her community and those who live there. Mrs. G passed away Monday morning from natural causes.

Whether it was reading at the local school or just being the stand-in grandma, Mrs. G did everything to support Valley County.

“She’s touched a lot of people’s hearts,” Yvette Davis, one of Mrs. G’s closest friends said.

The “pie lady” even had her own parking spot at the local American Legion Post; every week she would make a pie that would be auctioned off on Friday at the post with the proceeds going to the Coats for Kids campaign.

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Valley County sends lake rules back to drawing board

Changes on speed, age limits draws protests

By Max Silverson for The Star-News November 22, 2017

A once-approved ordinance revamping boating laws on Valley County lakes was sent back to the drawing board on Monday by Valley County commissioners.

Commissioners took no action on the proposed ordinance following a public hearing on proposed changes that would remove rules governing speed limits, operator age restrictions and protections for swimmers and kayakers on Payette Lake.

More than 15 people spoke on Monday in opposition to the proposed changes. A total of 76 emails and letters in opposition also were received, Valley County Clerk Doug Miller said.

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Two wrecks on Idaho 55 send four to hospital

The Star-News November 22, 2017

Two auto accidents in the same area of U.S. 95 west of New Meadows last week sent four people to the hospital.

Last Thursday about 3:07 p.m., a one-vehicle accident was reported about two miles south of the Evergreen Forest sawmill on U.S. 95. No other details of the accident were available.

Taken by ambulance to St. Luke’s McCall were Preston Hall, 44; Bobby Angel, 23; and Bobby and Roger Cole, 29, all of New Meadows.

Hall was transferred to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, where he was released on Monday, a hospital spokesperson said.

Angel and Cole were treated at the McCall hospital and released, a hospital spokesperson said.

Last Friday at about 11:21 a.m., a car rolled over at about the same location, the sheriff’s office said.

Jessica Cason, 19, of Meridian, was taken by ambulance to St. Luke’s McCall, where she was treated and released.

No other details of the accident were available.

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Update On Fatality Crash On U.S. Highway 95 South of Council

11/23/2017 Idaho State Police News Release

On Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at approximately 8:10 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a three-vehicle fatality crash on U.S. Highway 95 at milepost 126.2, south of Council.

A 2014 Dodge Ram 2500 was driving northbound on U.S. Highway 95 when it went to pass a vehicle in front of it. The driver sideswiped a vehicle traveling southbound, a 2006 GMC Yukon with a utility trailer, sending it off the off the west shoulder of the road about 30 feet. All five occupants of the Yukon were uninjured.

The driver of the Dodge Ram 2500 continued traveling northbound, collide head-on with a pickup that was headed southbound. The pickup caught on fire upon impact. The driver of the Dodge Ram 2500 and the two occupants of the pickup succumbed to their injuries on scene.

No names are being released at this time due to next of kin notifications are still in progress. U.S. Highway 95 was blocked in both directions for approximately 7 hours.

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Whooping Cough outbreak in Ada County, health care providers on alert

Stephanie Hale-Lopez Nov 21, 2017

Boise, ID – Within the last 90 days, 14 cases of Pertussis — or Whooping Cough — have been reported in Ada County, prompting the Central District Health Department (CDHD) to issue an alert.

“Whooping cough is out there,” said Sarah Correll, epidemiologist with CDHD. “It’s having a little uptick, and we want to make sure that cases don’t get missed.”

To date, the number of whooping cough cases in Ada County is more than double compared to the same time last year.

St. Luke’s Pediatrician, Dr. Mark Uranga, says if you have a dry, lingering cough, get checked.

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Study: Idaho’s taxes the lowest in the region

by Associated Press Saturday, November 25th 2017

Boise, Idaho (AP) – A new state study shows Idaho’s overall taxes are the lowest in the region and rank 48th in the nation.

The Spokesman-Review reports the annual Tax Burden Study, which the Idaho State Tax Commission has prepared each year since the 1970s, shows that Idaho’s total state and local tax burden per person ranks 48th among the 50 states plus the District of Columbia, and falls 29.6 percent below the U.S. average. It’s the lowest among 11 Western states.

The state’s tax burden relative to income – an important difference because Idaho incomes are much lower than most states -l ranks 37th nationally and 10th among the 11 Western states. It comes in 11 percent below the national average.

Idaho politicians, including Gov. Butch Otter and all three of the leading GOP candidates to succeed him in next year’s election, are calling for cutting Idaho’s personal and corporate income tax rates.


Hack Alert:

Hackers may be watching your home cameras

How to keep prying eyes away from your family

Nov 22, 2017 KIVI TV

Home video monitors are in almost every home these days.

We have baby cams, nanny cams and video doorbells to catch those holiday package thieves.

… but experts say an unsecured camera can make you more vulnerable.

… “With an unsecured video camera, someone half a world away can watch whatever you are doing in your home, such as grabbing a beer out of your fridge, or even worse,” Garcia said.

Garcia said thieves can target it locally by hacking into your Wi-Fi signal if you live in an apartment building, or via the cloud if your camera system sends a live image to your smartphone.

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Letter to Share:

Sen Risch Letter to USDA Sec Perdue Re: Wilderness Airstrips

Nov 16, 2017

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Public Lands:

Lowman Ranger District temporarily closes Clear Creek Road for public Safety

Contact: Venetia Gempler (208) 373-4105
Date: 11/24/2017

Boise, Idaho, November 24, 2017–The Clear Creek road [National Forest System (NFS) road 582] will be closed for public safety while roadside hazard trees are removed. The road closure begins at Idaho State Highway 21 and continues to the junction of NFS road 510 from Dec. 1, 2017, through March 31, 2018, unless rescinded earlier by the Forest Supervisor.

Local landowners and their guests, who want to access their private property along Clear Creek are exempt from this order. For specific information about this order, follow the link below and scroll down to the Lowman Ranger District.

All motorists are reminded to drive defensively since they may encounter increased traffic from logging trucks in the area and along the Banks to Lowman road (Forest Highway 17).

Forest visitors should be prepared since weather conditions this time of the year can be very unpredictable. Carry extra provisions and let someone know about your travel plans.

Before venturing into a burned area, look for posted warning signs or current closure orders and be aware of your surroundings.

A detailed description of the closure is attached. For this, and all Boise National Forest area closures visit:

Road Closure Map:
Closure Order:
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State attorneys general bash plan to hike national park fees

AP Nov 22, 2017

A group of state attorneys general is urging the National Park Service to scrap its proposed entrance fee hike at 17 popular national parks.

The top government lawyers from 10 states and the District of Columbia sent a letter Wednesday saying they don’t want national parks to be “places only for the wealthy.” All the signers are Democrats except for Arizona’s Mark Brnovich.

The Park Service is accepting public comments on the plan, which would more than double the fee to $70 per vehicle at some of the most-visited parks. They include Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Acadia and Shenandoah.

You can submit comments HERE.

The AGs say the increase is inconsistent with the laws governing the park system. They also question the rationale, saying President Donald Trump has proposed reducing the service’s overall budget.

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Jackson objects to national park fee hike

Nov 22, 2017 – Local News 8

Jackson, Wyo. (KIFI/KIDK) – The Jackson Town Council says it was caught by surprise when it got a look at the National Park Service plan to more than double entrance fees at Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.

And, in a letter to Grand Teton National Park Superintendent David Vela, the council said the proposal came after no public process.

The council stated it opposed the proposed rate increase and the associated impacts it would have on the community and access to public lands.


Mining News:

Yellowstone mining opponents press Gianforte to join cause

AP Nov 21, 2017

Billings, Mont. (AP) – Opponents of two gold mines proposed near Yellowstone National Park are pressing Montana U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte to sponsor legislation that would withdraw public lands in the area from future mining.

A coalition of businesses and conservation groups on Tuesday said the Republican’s support was crucial to making permanent a temporary mining ban enacted last year on 47 square miles of land outside Yellowstone.

A Yellowstone-area mining ban bill sponsored by Democrat U.S. Sen. Jon Tester is stalled in the Senate in the face of Republican opposition.

Gianforte and Republican U.S. Sen. Steve Daines have said they support the concept of a permanent ban. But they say there needs to be something for the other side and have criticized lawsuits blocking mines in northwest Montana despite local support.


Photo and Link to Share:

Idaho Game Bird Foundation



“Take a look at this happy little girl. This is what it is all about and makes the time spent well worth it.”

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The Game Bird Foundation is now on Facebook

Critter News:

Your Pet 2Day: Pets and cold weather

by Bryan Levin Friday, November 24th 2017

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Abandoned pets found in Lake Lowell area

Gretchen Parsons, KTVB November 20, 2017

Boise – Animals, mostly cats, are being found in the Lake Lowell area.

Sadly, a resident who lives nearby says the area has become a increasingly popular disposal site for unwanted pets.

Melissa Blackmer moved to the Lake Lowell area two years ago. She began to notice an unusual amount of stray cats, many of them were surprisingly friendly.

“They are definitely people’s pets, they are friendly, they will often just walk up to you, they are hungry. Feral cats don’t tend to warm up to people,” Blackmer says.

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Canyon County family reunited with service dog

The family searched for Charlie for several days

Steve Bertel, Anna Silver Nov 22, 2017 KIVI TV

Canyon County – A special dog was found on Tuesday morning after the owners and community members searched for her in Canyon County since Friday.

Charlie is a service dog to Monique Ortuno’s special needs daughter who has autism and sometimes stops breathing at night.

The family recently moved to Idaho from California and were desperate to find her.

Nampa police, animal control, and dozens of volunteers helped look for the dog, even setting a non-lethal trap near the Centennial Golf Course in Nampa where she had been spotted.

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Trappers ask court to throw out lawsuit over US fur exports

By Matthew Brown – 11/23/17 AP

Billings, Mont. — Fur trappers are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit from wildlife advocates who want to block the export of bobcat pelts from the United States.

Attorneys for trapping organizations said in recent court filings that the lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service infringes on the authority of state and tribal governments to manage their wildlife.

The plaintiffs in the case allege the government’s export program doesn’t protect against the accidental trapping of imperiled species such as Canada lynx.

More than 30,000 bobcat pelts were exported in 2015, the most recent year for which data was available, according to wildlife officials. The pelts typically are used to make fur garments and accessories. Russia, China, Canada and Greece are top destinations, according to a trapping industry representative and government reports.

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Wildlife Services urges ranchers to report all cattle deaths

11/20/17 AP

Sun Valley, Idaho — USDA Wildlife Services in Idaho is asking ranchers to report all cattle deaths and leave the carcass undisturbed in an effort to preserve evidence and help investigators confirm a wolf depredation.

The Capital Press reports Idaho State Director of USDA Wildlife Services Todd Grimm said during the Idaho Cattle Association’s annual convention that ranchers who come across a dead cow with no outward signs of cause of death shouldn’t assume the cause. The animal’s death could have been caused by a wolf.

Wildlife services has confirmed 750 wolf depredations in cattle in the past 22 years, affecting 400 producers in 32 counties in Idaho. But Grimm says the science indicates for every wolf killing confirmed, there are probably six or seven more.

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KWVR Oregon Wolf Education weekly Wolf Report

Third Week of November 2017
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Wolves’ return to Oregon brings conflict and opportunity

By Gillian Flaccus – 11/23/17 AP

Portland, Ore. — Wolves were once so plentiful in the abundant forests that would become Oregon that the earliest settlers gathered from far and wide to discuss how to kill them.

Those “wolf meetings” in the 1840s, spawned by a common interest, eventually led to the formation of the Oregon territory, the precursor for statehood in 1859.

Today, Oregon’s statehood is secure, but the future of its wolf population once more hangs in the balance. Wolves have returned after decades, and this time, humans are having a much more contentious discussion about what to do with them.

It’s a political debate playing out against the backdrop of a rapidly growing wolf population, a jump in wolf poaching and demands from ranchers and hunters who say the predators are decimating herds and spooking big game.

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Wolf Education International

Newsletter 11/25/2017

Surge of wolf killings isn’t organized effort

Wolf cub hybrids face the chopping block in Germany

Germany’s wolf population on the rise, new data shows

The Language of Wolves
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NRA, hunting group say grizzly bear hunts needed for safety

By Matthew Brown – 11/25/17 AP

Billings, Mont. — The National Rifle Association and a sport hunting group want to ensure their members can hunt grizzly bears in the three-state region around Yellowstone National Park after the animals lost U.S. protections.

Idaho, Montana and Wyoming are considering limited trophy hunts for grizzlies outside the park in future years after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service revoked the species’ threatened status in July.

Conservation groups have sued to restore protections, and now the NRA and Safari Club International have asked U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen to let them intervene in the case.

Several of the groups’ members said in affidavits submitted by their attorneys that hunting would help the region’s economy, allow states to better manage the animals and improve public safety.

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Black bears back in eastern Nevada after 80-year absence

By Scott Sonner – 11/26/17 AP

Reno, Nev. — More than 500 black bears have returned to parts of their historic range in the Great Basin of Nevada where the species disappeared about 80 years ago, scientists say.

A new study says genetic testing confirms the bears are making their way east from the Sierra ranges north and south of Lake Tahoe along the California line.

In some cases, recent generations have moved hundreds of miles to sites near the Utah line, marking a rare example of large mammals recolonizing areas where they’d been wiped out.

“The recovery of large carnivores is relatively rare globally,” said Jon Beckmann, a conservation scientist for the Wildlife Conservation Society in Bozeman, Montana, who co-authored the new study.

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Group tracks wildlife movement with cameras in Targhee Pass

11/24/17 AP

Idaho Falls, Idaho — An environmental group is documenting the movement of wildlife through the Targhee Pass on the Idaho-Montana border in an effort to push for the construction of safe wildlife passages.

The Post Register reports the group Yellowstone to Yukon has deployed 14 motion-activated wildlife cameras that have captured more than 5,000 photos of wildlife mostly near U.S. Highway 20.

Program director Kim Trotter says the group hopes to provide the information collected from the cameras to the Idaho Transportation Department in order to identify sites for wildlife overpasses.

Trotter says many different kinds of animals traverse the Targhee Pass area and many of the animals use the same pathways.

Trotter says the group was inspired by similar overpass projects in Wyoming that have reduced the number of car wrecks involving animals.

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Researchers study the genetics of bighorn sheep

By Eric Barker – 11/25/17 AP

Lewiston, Idaho — Bighorn sheep living in decades past along Idaho’s Salmon River from Riggins to its East and Middle forks far upstream were more genetically diverse, and the different groups of sheep there were more connected with each other, compared to sheep populations of today.

A University of Idaho researcher made the determination by analyzing genetic samples taken from wild sheep skulls and horns that are part of the Carrey-Boggan Collection on display at the Jack O’Connor Hunting Heritage and Education Center at Lewiston.

Lisette Waits, a professor and researcher at the university’s College of Natural Resources at Moscow, led a team that compared the genetics of the sheep in the collection with samples taken from contemporary populations. They wanted to know how the genetic makeup of the sheep has changed over the years, particularly in response to severe population declines brought on by things like habitat degradation and disease introduced by domestic sheep.

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BLM reopens Boise Wild Horse Corral

Date: November 22, 2017
Contact: Michael Williamson 208-384-3393

Boise, Idaho – The Bureau of Land Management has reopened the Boise Wild Horse Corral for wild horse and burro adoptions and public visits. The corral had been temporarily closed since May due to an outbreak of strangles, an equine form of distemper.

About 75 percent of the facility’s horses became infected with the highly contagious condition, and all have fully recovered. The BLM has consulted with a local horse veterinarian and has determined that the appropriate wait time has elapsed since the last symptoms were detected, and it is now safe for the corral to reopen and adoptions to resume.

“Our priority was for the safety of our facility’s horses and to take all precautions to prevent the disease from being transmitted to privately-owned horses,” said Raul Trevino, BLM Boise corral manager. “We’ve worked closely with the veterinarian and we believe the disease has run its course. People interested in adopting a horse or burro are now encouraged to call for an appointment.”

For more information on adoptions and events, please contact Raul Trevino at (208) 896-5915 or

The BLM encourages interested individuals to visit to learn more about the program and providing a good home for an unadopted or unsold animal. To contact the Wild Horse and Burro information center, please call 866-4MUSTANGS (866-468-7826) or email
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Federal court blocks sheep grazing in eastern Idaho

11/21/17 AP

Boise, Idaho — A federal court has blocked thousands of domestic sheep from being released to graze in eastern Idaho where environmental groups say they jeopardize a small herd of bighorn sheep with deadly viruses.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale on Monday granted the temporary restraining order sought by Western Watersheds Project and WildEarth Guardians in a lawsuit filed last month against the U.S. Forest Service.

The groups contend the grazing of sheep owned by the University of Idaho via permits issued to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Sheep Experiment Station risks transmitting diseases to bighorn sheep.

Dale in the 31-page ruling says the environmental groups established the likelihood of irreparable harm to the bighorns.

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Forest Service weighs changes to protections for sage grouse

By Keith Ridler – 11/22/17 AP

Boise, Idaho — The U.S. Forest Service is rethinking protection plans for sage grouse in six Western states after a U.S. court agreed with mining companies that the agency illegally created some safeguards in Nevada.

The agency announced Tuesday that it’s working with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, which also is reviewing its plans for the struggling bird following an order by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.

Forest Service spokesman John Shivik says the coordinated review makes sense two years after federal officials decided the chicken-sized bird shouldn’t receive endangered-species protections. But the government did impose restrictions on land use.

The agency is taking public comments in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Colorado and Wyoming through Jan. 5. It says it will review the input before deciding if changes are needed to its plans.


Fish & Game News:

There’s still time left to buy a 2017 hunting license, and hunt with it

By Roger Phillips, Public Information Specialist
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Buying will get you in Price Lock and give you plenty of hunting opportunities in December.

It’s late in the year, and if you haven’t bought your 2017 hunting license, you’re either among the world’s great procrastinators, or haven’t found time to hunt yet. While it might sound silly to buy a 12-month license with weeks left, it’s not as silly as you might think this year.

First, there’s Fish and Game’s Price Lock, which means if you buy any annual license in 2017, you’re locked into the same prices for all 2018 hunting, fishing and trapping licenses and permits. Otherwise, most resident license and tag prices will increase about 20 percent.

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Commission keeps rule for prepayment to apply for moose, sheep and goat tags

By Roger Phillips, Public Information Specialist
Monday, November 20, 2017

Commissioners also delay sale of nonresident Sawtooth Elk Zone tags

Idaho Fish and Game commissioners on Nov. 17 rescinded a proposed rule that would allow hunters to forego prepaying moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat tags when applying for those controlled hunts in the spring.

Those hunts will remain under the existing rules, which means residents and nonresidents must pay the application fee and tag fee to apply, as well as have a valid hunting license.

Application fees for moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goats will increase in 2018 to $16.75 for residents and $41.75 for nonresidents, which was part of the legislation passed in 2017 that included hikes for nearly all resident hunting, fishing and trapping licenses, tags and permits.

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F&G News Releases

Fun Critter Stuff:

Bear steals unlucky Michigan hunter’s 6-point buck

Max White Nov 22, 2017

Alcona County, Mich. (WXYZ) – A Michigan hunter had just snagged a nice 6-point buck last week when his trophy was taken away by a bear.

John Wardynski, from Bay City, Michigan, posted the video of the bear taking the buck away on his Facebook page.

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