First attempt, first moose

A local student took a once-in-a-lifetime trophy this month when he shot a bull moose. Cade Hill, a senior at St. Maries High School, was more excited than usual for the start of this year’s hunting season. He had applied for moose tags for the first time and had won the drawing for one set. Moose tags are controlled tightly in order to preserve the population, and very few are issued in each unit every year by random draw. Hunting […]

Passion for hunting leads to career

If Jayson Bentcik wasn’t in a desk on the first day of school, chances are you’d find him in the woods. “Me and my buddy Vern were always out the opening day of whitetail season. We’d skip the first day of school to go hunting,” he said. Mr. Bentcik has always had a passion for the outdoors and has especially enjoyed archery and hunting. Through hard work, dedication and study he built a career out of his passion. He said he […]

So much to be thankful for!

Most any resident can tell you St. Maries is a pretty great place to live and those of us who live here are thankful we do. We’re thankful for our neighbors and for the friendly atmosphere that abounds throughout this community. We’re thankful for the rivers, the lakes and the mountains. Still others are thankful for the four distinct seasons those living in northern Idaho experience each year. Many are thankful for the hunting and fishing, the hiking and bicycling […]

Do you have a young hunter in the household? Perhaps it’s time to get them out for the Idaho Department of Fish Game’s youth waterfowl hunt tomorrow, Sept. 29. Young hunters will need to secure a youth or small game license, $7.25, with a federal migratory bird permit, $1.75, prior to the free hunt day. There may still be time to enroll in tomorrow’s free clinic at Heyburn State Park. The Idaho Department of Fish Game is soliciting young sportsmen […]

Fall is in the air!

  Area bow hunters are reporting some success this season so you may want to head into the hills to try your luck. Not a bow hunter? Maybe you should take your camera. Some of the surest shots are with a camera. Last week’s frost has brought some gorgeous fall colors to the high country. The sun is shining and there’s not a cloud in the sky. What better way than to spend your weekend than in the hills and […]

Fall is in the air. . .

The cool nights and warm sunny days of September are upon us, giving the valley air a hint of fall. As every hunter knows, with fall comes hunting season. Archery deer, grouse, bear and wolf all opened Aug. 30. And bull elk archery season opens tomorrow in the area. For complete information of Idaho’s hunting regulations visit the Idaho Fish & Game website Local fishermen are reporting some dandy cutthroat on the lower St. Joe River. One such fisherman […]