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SHOOTING – A Guns and Grub shotgun target shooting event set for Sept. 28 at Landt Farms Sporting Clays will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and the family of Coeur d’Alene Army Reservist Daniel Guerrero, who was wounded in Afghanistan in May.
Limited to 75 shooters. Cost: $65 includes barbecue.
Pre-register: 279-8125, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FISHING — The photo above shows Double Spey Outfitters fly fishing guide G.L. Britton in the process of aiding Vietnam-Gulf War veteran Harold Watters of Cheney catch and release a feisty rainbow Tuesday.
They were enjoying the sunny day on a locally organized Project Healing Waters outing at Crab Creek.
Had a wonderful day,” Watters said by emaiI last night. “I was able to excape my PTSD for the day, and for that I thank you.”
WATER SPORTS – A program to create an environment of healthy adventure for healing active duty and veteran service members through paddle sports will be introduced in Spokane on Monday, Jan. 28.
The Spokane Canoe and Kayak Club is teaming with Team River Runner, a national non-profit group, to open canoeing and kayaking opportunities for disabled vets, said Celene Olgeirsson, SCKC spokeswoman.
The program starts at 7 p.m. at Mountain Gear Corporate Office, 6021 E. Mansfield Ave., in Spokane Valley.
WILDLIFE WATCHING — The bald eagles didn't disappoint the two boat cruises full of dedicated veterans and active military and their families out on Lake Coeur d'Alene on Saturday.
Continue reading for the story from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
WILDLIFE WATCHING — Local veterans and military personnel can sign up starting at noon Monday for a free cruise boat tour on Saturday (Nov. 24) to view the start of the annual bald eagle congregation on Lake Coeur d’Alene.
Local veterans and military personnel are allowed to bring up to five immediate family members on the boat that will tour Wolf Lodge Bay with a wildlife biologist aboard.
The first Veterans Eagle Boat Cruise offered last week filled in a couple of days, said officials with the Bureau of Land Management, which coordinates the veterans cruise along with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.
Priority seating will be given to veterans and active military personnel who have not previously been aboard the cruise
Reservations are required and will be taken via telephone.
Boarding for the second two-hour cruise will begin at 12:30 a.m. on November 24 at the Coeur d’Alene Resort Lake Cruises boat dock located on the east end of the Resort. Participants are encouraged to dress warmly and bring binoculars and cameras. Food and beverage are available for purchase aboard the ship.
WILDLIFE WATCHING — A special cruise boat is being reserved for veterans to tour Lake Coeur d'Alene on Nov. 24 to view the annual congregation of bald eagles that come to feast on spawning kokanee.
The Bureau of Land Management, in cooperation with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, is offering a Veteran’s Eagle Watch Cruise on Wolf Lodge Bay — a free event focused on recognizing veterans, active military and their immediate families from the North Idaho area.
In the past the agencies have been able to offer two cruises; however, this year due to leaner budgets they are only able to fund one cruise, which will accommodate up to 150 participants.
Veterans and active military personnel that have never before taken advantage of the opportunity will have first priority for seating. A total party of up to six immediate family members will be accommodated, including the veteran or military personnel.
Reservations are required and will be taken via telephone.
Boarding for the two-hour cruise will begin at 9:30 am on November 24 at the Coeur d’Alene Resort Lake Cruises boat dock located on the east end of the Resort. Participants are encouraged to dress warmly and bring binoculars and cameras. Food and beverage are available for purchase aboard the ship.
Fly tying and fly fishing artwork will be on display and local brews will be served at a Fly Fishing Art Show to benefit Project Healing Waters, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Friday Sept. 7, at the Steam Plant, 159 S Lincoln St.
Project Healing Waters addresses the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and veterans through fly fishing and fly tying education and outings.
The non-profit group is organizing activities in the Spokane area.
Featured artists include:
Greg Piller, Steam Plant’s head brewer, will be offering samples of Steam Plant’s handcrafted beers and Spokane-based Dry Fly Distilling offer tastes of their fly fishing-inspired spirits that use locally-grown grains and botanicals.
Food and drink specials will be offered in Stacks restaurant and the Steam Plant Brewing Co. & Pub 3 p.m.- 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. to closing.
Info: (509) 995-9945
WILDLIFE WATCHING – The annual gathering of bald eagles that feast on spawning kokanee at Lake Coeur d’Alene is getting off to a slow start.
The eagle count at Wolf Lodge Bay is down by 70 percent from last year at this time, said Carrie Hugo, U.S. Bureau of Land Management wildlife biologist.
Hugo made the first weekly survey of the season on Tuesday and counted only 12 bald eagles compared with 42 counted on the same day last year.
“It could be the storm we just had,” she said. “We’ll be out on the lake Saturday for the special eagle boat cruise for veterans, so we’ll see if the changing weather makes a difference.”
She also points out that 2010 was a record year for the migration: 254 eagles were counted in the bay during the BLM survey on Dec. 21.
The eagles traditionally start gathering in mid November, peaking in numbers during December before the birds start moving on as the fish spawning ends in January.
WILDLIFE WATCHING – Veterans and active military are being honored with a special eagle-watching cruise set for Nov. 26 on Lake Coeur d’Alene.
The free two-hour partyboat cruise to view the annual congregation of bald eagles is organized by the U.S Bureau of Land Management and Idaho Fish and Game.
Participants are invited along with their immediate families must make reservations by calling (208) 769-5043. Seating is limited to 160.
Migrating eagles visit the Coeur d’Alene area in winter to take advantage of the kokanee spawning in Wolf Lodge Bay.
The eagles already are starting to show up and numbers will build to a peak in December before the birds start moving on the spawning ends in January.
Last winter, a record 254 eagles were counted in the bay by BLM biologists on Dec. 21.
HUNTING/FISHING — Since July 1, Idaho has been offering reduced license and tag fees to nonresident disabled American veterans participating in a hunt in association with a qualified organization.
Before July 1, reduced license and tag fees were available only for resident disabled veterans.
Under the new law, nonresident disabled veterans meeting the conditions may be eligible for the following bargains: hunting license $5; deer tag $10.75; elk tag $16.50; bear tag $6.75; and turkey tag $10.75.
Read on for details on the qualifications.