CLEARWATER TRIBUNE HOME

March 20, 2014

Plenty of time to enter super hunt drawing

   It’s not too early to enter the first Super Hunt drawing in June. The deadline is May 31.

   With every entry in Fish and Game’s Super Hunt drawings, hunters get a chance at winning the hunt of a lifetime, and their entry fee helps support hunter and angler access to and across private lands.

   The first drawing in June will pick 26 lucky hunters, each of whom will win one of 25 tags – eight elk, eight deer, and eight pronghorn hunts as well as one moose hunt.  One “Super Hunt Combo” entry also will be drawn that will entitle the winner to hunt for one each elk, deer, pronghorn and moose.

   The second drawing will be in August when another "Super Hunt Combo" and entries for two elk, two deer, and two pronghorn hunts along with one moose hunt will be drawn. The entry period for the second drawing is June 1 through August 10.

   Winners can participate in any open hunt in the state for deer, elk, pronghorn or moose, including general hunts and controlled hunts, in addition to any general season or controlled hunt tags they also hold.

   Hunters who win any Super Hunt tag may still enter controlled hunts, except where other restrictions apply. All other rules of individual hunts apply.

   The first Super Hunt entry will cost $6. Each additional entry purchased at the same time will cost $4 each. The Super Hunt Combo entries work the same way. The first one costs $20, and each additional entry purchased at the same time will cost $16. There is no limit to the number of entries.

   Entries are available at license vendors, Fish and Game offices, or they can be ordered on the Internet at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/hunt/?getPage=22, and on the phone at 800-554-8685.  Completed entry order forms can be mailed to: Idaho Fish and Game License Section, P.O. Box 25, Boise, ID 83707.

   Check out the Super Hunt Facebook page at www.facebook.com/#!/pages/SuperHunt-Idaho/171792339534643.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Take me fishing events starting soon

   To help get kids excited about fishing and help build a new generation of anglers, Idaho Fish and Game's "Take Me Fishing" trailers will soon be making appearances at fishing holes across the state.

   Wrapped with vibrant fish illustrations, the trailers are stocked with fishing information and basic fishing equipment that can be checked out for free on a first-come, first-served basis. Fish and Game staff will also be available to answer questions and help those new to the sport. 

   A fishing license is not needed by any participant that registers at the trailer for the duration of the fishing event, regardless of age or residency.  However, all other rules such as size limits and species limits apply.

   These events give any angler, youth or adult, the opportunity to try fishing without first buying a license or equipment. 

   For a complete list of events in your area, go to http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/fish/?getPage=80, or call your nearest Fish and Game office.