Gov. Butch Otter has declared June “Great Outdoors Month,” and said he’s troubled by a trend toward a “nature deficit” among young people who spend half as much time outdoors as children 20 years ago, and a lot more of their time on electronic media. Among the first events of the outdoors month is this Saturday’s free fishing day, when no fishing licenses are required in Idaho.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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