Out & About
Sky-high skiers fly at Schweitzer
What: Yoke’s Outrageous Air Show aerial ski-jumping exhibition, plus fireworks, music.
Who: Olympic freestyle gold medalist Jean Marc Rozon; Canadian freestyle skier and Vancouver Olympic course designer Brad Suey, and eight others.
When: Friday-Saturday, 6:30 p.m.
Details: Hour-long shows includes synchronized multiple twisting flips and fireworks.
Idaho hunters try to supersize wolves
OUTGUESS – Anglers are famous for overestimating fish size. Wolf hunters are getting just as bad.
On Wednesday, the Coeur d’Alene Press quoted an Idaho hunter saying he’d shot a massive gray wolf he estimated at 180 pounds.
A scale likely would have proved the number to be much less.
Idaho biologists, who actually weigh the animals when they have the chance, report adult males have ranged 89-128 pounds, averaging 105 pounds.
State Fish and Game officials predict Idaho’s gray wolves eventually will reach 130 to 140 pounds or maybe slightly higher.
The largest wolf transplanted to the U.S. from Canada weighed 135.
Montana reports the average adult wolf weight during its recent hunt was 97 pounds. The largest was 117 pounds.
Auduboners teach birding basics
OUTCLASS – A free two-session birding basics class offered by the Coeur d’Alene Audubon Society starts Tuesday in a session on “backyard birding.”
Session two meets April 6 to cover “birding in the field,” including area birding opportunities, plus field techniques and electronic birding aids.
Both sessions convene at 6:45 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Master on the northeast corner of Ramsey Road and Kathleen Avenue in Coeur d’Alene.
Preregister: Kris Buchler, (208) 664-4739, e-mail eagleroost@ roadrunner.com.
Fish-hunt seminars set at Cabela’s
OUTFITTER – Two full days of seminars of interest to hunters and anglers are coming up this weekend at Cabela’s in Post Falls.
Experts will be teaching a wide range of skills for fishing electronics, bass and crappie fishing, fly tying, fly fishing, whitewater rafting, knot tying as well as Dutch oven cooking.
Info: www.cabelas.com; (208) 777-6300.
Walkin’ Jim Stoltz strolls to Spokane
OUTSING – A free multimedia show, “Forever Wild,” and live music based on 30 years hiking through wild country will be presented by walker/entertainer Jim Stoltz, next Sunday, 7 p.m. at Gonzaga University’s Wolfe Auditorium in the Jepson Center, 1100 block of North Astor Street.