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At their April 4 meeting, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission adopted a rule that temporarily suspends the sale of several types of nonresident fishing and hunting licenses, tags and permits. The action is effective immediately and lasts until the rule is repealed consistent with relevant sta…

Idaho Fish and Game has not closed any fishing or hunting seasons in response to Covid-19, and the department is providing guidelines in accordance with the Governor's orders for social distancing at least six feet apart, including while fishing and at access sites and boat ramps.

The Fish and Game Commission recently approved spring Chinook fishing on the Clearwater, Snake, Salmon and Little Salmon rivers to start April 25 and run until closed by the Fish and Game director.

The Idaho High School Activities Association, in the response to COVID-19, and to best serve our member schools, student participants, coaches and Idaho families are announcing the following:

Reece Liermann, a third grader at Valley View, traveled to the Spokane Convention Center today and won all-around honors in the Royal Festival gymnastics competition, and her team, who train at the Seeking to Encourage Young People (STEP) Training Centre, Sandpoint, won as well.

The Spokane Chiefs matched a season best six-game winning streak with a 4-3 shootout win over the Tri-City Americans in front of over 10,000 at Spokane Arena on Saturday night. Team captain and New Jersey Devils prospect Ty Smith, after setting a new franchise mark with eight points in Frida…

The Badger wrestling team came home from the 2020 Idaho High School State Championship tournament in Nampa with one gold and one silver medal and a seventh place finish overall.

The Bonners Ferry Badgers finished the IHSAA 3A - District I-II tournament in third place with 232.4 points, behind Timberlake, 299.2, and Kellogg, 256.3. Priest River finished in fourth place with 74 points.

The Priest Lake Ranger District of the Idaho Panhandle National Forests have new reservation options now on Bartoo and Kalispell Island Campsites on Priest Lake, those reservations are available through Recreation.gov.

The Badger JV wrestlers traveled to Coeur d'Alene Saturday for the Lake City JV Tourney, and Marcus Regehr brought home gold in the 126 pound weight class.

Lakeland came in first in the Bonners Ferry Invitational wrestling competition Friday and Saturday with 246.5 points, but the Badgers put on an outstanding event and finished the tourney in second place with 179.

Six public meetings are being held by Idaho Fish & Game to allow public comments and opinions on how best to manage the 2020 Chinook Salmon fisheries in the Clearwater, Hells Canyon, lower Salmon, Little Salmon and South Fork Salmon rivers.

The Bonners Ferry Badger wrestling team rumbled at the North Idaho Rumble in Coeur d'Alene Friday and Saturday and rolled home with a ninth-place finish among the 30 teams participating. Evan Barajas, 126, and Andrew Sandelin-Macintosh, 195, both chalked third place finishes.

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game recently published a new statewide wolf population estimate based on an improved model incorporating remote camera surveys and other monitoring efforts and have proposed changes for wolf hunting in Idaho.

The Badger JV wrestling squad traveled to Rathdrum Saturday to compete in the Lakeland JV 2020 with seven other North Idaho schools, and took fifth place, with Nathaniel Varelman and Andrew Sandelin-Macintosh both winning theire divisions.

The Bonners Ferry Badger wrestlers traveled to Priest River tonight and decimated the undermanned Spartans, 61 to 12. Of 13 bouts, six were forfeited, all in favor of the Badgers.

The Bonners Ferry Badger wrestlers look down Lake City, Coeur d'Alene and Lakeland before falling to Timberlake in the Van Tuinstra Duals January 17-18 at Timberlake, and came home with second place.

Lewis and Clark State College cross country coach Mike Collins announced the signing of five student-athletes to the 2020 Lewis-Clark State Cross Country program, including Badger standout Abigail Gorton, who will be a Warrior next season.

The Idaho mule deer and white-tailed deer management plans for 2020-2025 are available on the Idaho Fish and Game website. These plans cover how Fish and Game will manage Idaho mule deer and white-tailed deer populations, hunting, and habitats over the next six years.

A group of six Bonners Ferry students made their way to the Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest today in Sandpoint, and all divisions were represented and all the Bonners Ferry kids took first or second place, with four moving on to the next round.

James Porter Jr. had a whirlwind day on Friday. That morning, Porter, 19, Bonners Ferry, was traded by the Moose Jaw Warriors to the Spokane Chiefs, and Junior packed his bags and headed to Spokane.

Starting on January 1, the State of Idaho will require non-residents riding in Idaho to purchase a non-resident off-highway vehicle (OHV) sticker. The fee will be the same $12 that Idaho residents are currently required to purchase.

Hunters and other interested members of the public have until January 12 to offer their input on Fish and Game’s newly proposed Moose Management Plan for 2020-25. The Moose Management Plan is a six-year document that guides the department in protecting and managing moose populations in Idaho…

The University of Idaho Track & Field program is excited to announce the signing of Victoria Rae of Bonners Ferry High School. Rae is one of the top throwers in the Northwest who has a lot of potential.

Idaho's All-State high school soccer teams were announced today, and Bonners Ferry Badger junior Dalin Foster was named to the Class 3A Boy's second team. He was the only member of the boys teams from the Intermountain League.

Swimmer Julia Cummings, the first swimmer in Badger history, brought more trophies home to the Badger trophy case, taking second place in the girls 100 yard back and third in the 50-yard freestyle.

Holly Ansley put up 14 points to lead all scorers Tuesday as the Badgers hosted Lakeland, but a short jumper by Hawk Katy Ryan at the final buzzer gave Lakeland a one point win, 53-52.

Each year the coaches from District I meet and name their District 1 cross country teams and their All-League list. This year, Badgers Abigail Gorton, Ceci Roemer, Hunter Smith and Taylor DeFalco are among the district's elite.

The Badger All League Soccer players chosen this year are Dalin Foster, Ben Tompkins, Daniel Walker and Lily Blackmore. Not pictured is Jennifer Schmitz. GO, BADGERS!

The Bonners Ferry Badgers concluded their season at the Port Neuf Wellness Complex in Pocatello for the Idaho 3A State Championships. Cold temperatures in the high desert in the weeks prior to left snowdrifts on the course, icy patches, but sunshine in the days prior led to ideal racing conditions that firmed up ground and PRs and SRs for many competitors.

The Badger fifth and sixth grade football team traveled to Lakeland for their last game of the season, and despite a 14-6 loss, head coach Gary Aitken Jr. had only good words for this iron man squad of 13 sixth graders and a few tough underclassmen, who he said stepped up to the challenge and came to play.

Congratulations to Sophie Egizi on setting a new catch-and-release record Gerrard rainbow trout! The 8-year-old angler wrangled up the 36.5-inch monster while trolling flies on on Idaho's famous Lake Pend Oreille in early October. Lake Pend Oreille has a well deserved reputation for producing trophy trout.

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